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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 holds an MFA in Directing at CSUF. Saundra is currently directing Cabaret at Cal State Fullerton. You can see what Saundra is currently up to here!


Directing Cabaret at California State University, Fullerton




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Cal State University is honored to be "willkommen" back MFA alum Saundra McClain to guest direct Tony award-winning Cabaret .

Opening in spring 2022, this iconic historical drama of love, loss, and coping is perfect for an audience in such "unprecedented" times.

March 11 – March 26