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

Sean McMullen, theatre critic 

McClain

Actor, Author, Director, Artist

Saundra

 

THIS IS MY STORY

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 two new musicals as well as 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 holds an MFA in Directing from CSU-F.ullerton. Saundra most recently directed Spring Awakening, Cabaret. andThe Play That Goes Wrong . Currently, she is collaborating on a book, Career Paths of African American Directors-Pushing Boundaries with Clinton Turner Davis for Routledge Publishing.

DIRECTOR

CURRENTLY HAPPENING
Directing
The Play That Goes Wrong at Santa Barbara City College

 

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THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG

Santa Barbara City College 

Opening this Fall 2022

1920's whodunit where accident-prone thespians battle against all odds to make it through to their final curtain call, with hilarious consequences. 

The laughs start before the curtain goes up and don't stop.

Garvin Theatre

October 12 –  29