Inside ATC Artist: Saundra McClain

Saundra McClain

is making her ATC debut. A two-time Ovation and LA Drama Critics Award nominee for Best Actor, her theatrical career spans more than four decades. As an actor, Broadway and Off-Broadway credits include Seven Guitars, For Colored Girls…, Bubbling Brown Sugar, Stop-Kiss, The Colored Museum, Pericles, and The River Niger. Regional credits include Raisin in the Sun, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Look Homeward Angel, Oklahoma!, Queenie Pie, Romeo and Juliet, All’s Well That Ends Well, Macbeth, Much Ado About Nothing, From the Mississippi Delta, Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, Wedding Band, Porgy and Bess, and The Tempest at such notable theaters as Kennedy Center, The Shakespeare Theatre in D.C., Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Alliance Theatre, Alley Theatre, Philadelphia Drama Guild, Two River Theatre, Musical Theatre West, Syracuse Stage, McCarter Theatre, A.R.T., Spoleto Festival, New York Shakespeare Theatre, 2nd Stage, N.E.C., New Federal Theatre, Classic Theatre Company, Hudson Guild, Billie Holiday Theatre, Coconut Grove, and A Noise Within to name a few. McClain received her MFA in Directing at CSU Fullerton last year and has taught Advanced Acting and Theatre for Social Change in various colleges. In past seasons, she directed such diverse fare as The Play That Goes Wrong, Cabaret, Spring Awakening, Flyin’ West, and Intimate Apparel. As an author, her upcoming book Career Paths of African-American Directors: Pushing Boundaries is being published by Routledge. Currently, she is developing an animated series, Peepo and the Magic Talisman.