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"The direction by Saundra McClain is as 
subtle as a
surgeon's scalpel..." 

Sean McMullen, theatre critic 


Actor, Author, Director, Artist




Member of SDC, SAG-AFTRA, AEA 

Over 40 years as a performing arts specialist, Ms. McClain has worked in all aspects of the theatre discipline, both as an actor and director, performing in numerous shows on and off Broadway, films, and several guest-starring & recurring roles on TV. As an actor and director, she has been nominated for several Ovation and NAACP Theatre Awards, in 2019 the LA Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Lead Actor in a Play. Yet she still finds time to develop a children's book and film series," Peepo & the Magic Talisman." She has taught/guest-directed at  Queens College, California Lutheran University, AMDA, AADA, Pomona College & California State University- Fullerton, and is currently pursuing her MFA in Directing at CSUF, graduating in December 2021. Saundra is currently directing Closely Related Keys at ICT Long Beach and Spring Awakening at USC. You can see what Saundra is currently up to here!



Seeking MFA-Directing at CSU Fullerton





Closely Related Keys

Saundra McClain directs Wendy Graf's Closely Related Keys  for International City Theatre.

Performed on the Beverly O'Neill Theater's stage in Long Beach, California, see what audiences and reviewers alike call "a must see production".

Running through September 12th