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"Under the sharp direction of  Saundra McClain,  a Broadway-caliber cast gifts us with a  delightful journey...


Actor, Author, Director, Artist


Santa Monica Mirror


"McClain's portrayal is rich in humor and humanity..." 

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. Saundra most recently directed Spring Awakening, Cabaret. andThe Play That Goes Wrong . and performed in The Tempest at Antaeus Theatre Company. Her soon to be released films are Boy Makes Girl, Aftershock  and Starstruck. She is collaborating with Clinton Turner Davis on  book, Career Paths of African American Directors: Pushing Boundaries for Routledge Publishing.

Proud Member of SDC, SAG-AFTRA, & AEA

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

Sean McMullen, theatre critic 

 Los Angeles Times 



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Career Paths of African American Directors

Pushing Boundaries


A collection of in-depth conversations/interviews focusing on the influences, aesthetic philosophies, challenges and biases, directorial styles, and artistic successes the selected directors have achieved in their careers. Routledge Publishing is offering 20% off of Career Paths of African American Directors. save big, now through July 31st, only through Routledge Publishing.

Out now!

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