SAUNDRA McCLAIN SAUNDRA McCLAIN (Director, What I Learned in Paris) also directed the critically-acclaimed Colony production of Breath and Imagination: The Story of Roland Hayes.

Her other productions include Flyin' West, Ain't Misbehavin', Frankie and Johnny in the Clair De Lune, The Fantasticks, In the Continuum, Spunk, Electra, Death of a Salesman, Antigone, To Be Young, Gifted and Black, The Women of Plums, Dark of the Moon, Hello Out There, Don't See My Bones and Think I Am Dead, A Modest Proposal, Harriet's Return, and Of Ebony Embers-Vignettes Of The Harlem Renaissance

As Artistic Director of Troupe NY, she adapted several classic works for the schools and developed new works with emerging playwrights. 

A veteran actor, she has performed in numerous roles on and off Broadway and regional theatre. Most audiences recognize her from numerous commercials, films, and guest starring/recurring roles on television. She can soon be seen in the much anticipated Whitney Houston Story directed by Angela Bassett. 

As an author, she performed her one woman show, Barbara Jordan: A Rendezvous with Destiny, which was commissioned by Kansas City Theatre Foundation and played to sold-out audiences at the National Black Theatre Festival 2013 in North Carolina. Currently, she is developing a new musical, Caribe with composer Kathryn Bostic, which was presented in the ASCAP/Disney Workshop and Kennedy Center; and is based on her children's book, The Magic Talisman with illustrations by Orlando de la Paz. 

Later this season, she will direct Intimate Apparel at ETC in Santa Barbara and Breath and Imagination: The Story of Roland Hayes at Virginia Stage. She is a Lifetime Member of the Actors Studio and Ensemble Member of Antaeus Theatre Company.

September, 2013