M. Graham Smith Director Producer Educator Directing for Stage
You For Me For You Mia Chung Crowded Fire Theatre, SF, CA 2017 Belleville Amy Herzog Custom Made Theater, SF, CA 2017 Home Invasion* Christopher Chen 6NewPlays, San Francisco, CA 2016 Totem & Taboo* David Weisberg Central Works, Berkeley CA 2016 The Rover Aphra Benn Shotgun Players, Berkeley, CA 2015 The Lady Onstage* Erin Bregman Profile Theatre, Portland, OR 2015 The Liar Corneille adpt. David Ives Occidental College, LA, CA 2014 Harry Thaw Hates Everybody Laural Meade Shotgun Players, Berkeley CA 2014 Deal with the Dragon* Kevin Rolston SF Fringe Festival, SF, CA 2014 She Rode Horses like the Stock Ex*Amelia Roper Crowded Fire Theater, SF, CA 2014 Sidewinders* Basil Kreimendahl Cutting Ball Theatre, SF, CA 2013 The Shakespeare Bug* Ken Slattery Killing My Lobster, SF, CA 2013 Truffaldino Says No* Ken Slattery Shotgun Players, Berkeley, CA 2012 Love/Hate Jack Perla & Rob Bailis SF Opera/ODC Theatre, CA 2012 Jerry Springer: The Opera^ Richard Thomas & S. Lee Ray of Light, SF, CA, September 2010 Singin’ in the Rain Comden & Green Berkeley Playhouse, Berkeley, CA, 2010 I’m Not a Serial Killer Caveh Zahedi Golden Thread, SF, CA, 2009 #5 Angry Red Drum* Philip Kan Gotanda AATC, Thick House, SF, CA. 2009 I’m Yours!* Precarious Theatre Precarious Theatre, SF, CA, 2008 Holding the Man** Tommy Murphy New Conservatory Theatre, SF, CA, 2007 The Reluctant Doctor Moliere A.C.T. MFA Conservatory, SF, CA. 2007 Kiss of the Spiderwoman Manuel Puig New Conservatory Theatre, SF, CA, 2006 Chemical Imbalance* Lauren Wilson Precarious Theatre, SF, CA, 2006 And I Love You* Sarah Kozinn HERE Arts, NYC, NY, 2005 St Anthony’s Body Dawn Falato Walnut St Theater, Philadelphia, PA, 2004 Contagion* [Devised with Ensemble] Hotel Obligado, Philadelphia Fringe, 2002 *World Premiere
New Works Development; Workshops/Readings The Emperor’s Nightingale Good Better Best Bested Fidelis Salonnieres(reading) Better (reading) Ironbound (reading) Murmur Rock (reading) Sound (workshop) 4000 Days Sagittarius Ponderosa (reading) Hannah & the Dread Gazebo (w) Fatty Arbuckle Project (workshop) Luce (reading) Child is Father to Man (reading) QueerSpawn (reading) Belle Province (workshop) Bird in the Hand (reading) Guide For the Perplexed (reading) The Real Americans (workshop) Our Dad is in Atlantis (reading) The Crane Story (workshop)
Damon Chua Jonathan Spector Christina Gorman Liz Duffy Adams Michelle Carter Martyna Mayok MJ Kaufman Don Nguyen Peter Quilter MJ Kaufman Jiehae Park Nick Pappas J.C. Lee Philip Kan Gotanda Mallery Avidon Clarence Coo Jorge Ignacio Cortinas Joel Drake Johnson Dan Hoyle Javier Malpica Jen Silverman
^West Coast Premiere CAATA ConFest, OSF, OR 2016 Bay Area Playwrights Festival, CA 2016 Playwrights Foundation, SF, CA 2016 Magic Theatre, SF, CA 2015 Crowded Fire Theater, SF, CA 2015 Aurora Theatre, Berkeley CA, 2015 Crowded Fire Theater, SF, CA 2014 Bay Area Playwrights Festival CA 2014 San Francisco Playhouse, CA 2014 Aurora Theatre, Berkeley, CA 2014 Bay Area Playwright’s Festival 2013 Berkeley Rep, Berkeley CA 2013 Auora Theatre, Berkeley, CA 2013 A.C.T./Shinsai, SF, CA 2012 Playwright’s Foundation, SF, CA 2011 BAPF, SF, CA, 2011 Aurora Theatre, Berkeley, CA 2011 Aurora Theatre, Berkeley, CA, 2010 Aurora Theatre, Berkeley, CA, 2009 Aurora Theatre, Berkeley, CA, 2008 Playwrights Foundation, Magic Th, SF 2008
The Wiz The Creature Curse of the Starving Class
I’m Yours! Neverboy Beauty Is A Familiar Face Shadow of Giants i am the cook you are looking for Strip
Robert O’Hara, Director Oregon Shakespeare Festival, OR Rob Melrose, Director BlackBoxTheatre, SF, CA Peter DuBois, Director American Conservatory Theatre, SF, CA Commissioned by Precarious Theatre, produced June ‘08 Produced April ’08 in Philadelphia thru New Edge Artist Residency Commissioned and performed by Philadelphia’s Hotel Obligado Readings at Dell’arte, Z-space, Magic Theatre and Ross Valley Players Commissioned and nationally toured by Dell’Arte International Commissioned and readings at Asian American Writers Workshop Produced Off-off Broadway, NYC and in Philadelphia
Teaching Experience Berkeley Rep School of Theatre Instructor Teaching regular classes and laboratories in Directing American Conservatory Theatre, San Francisco, CA Instructor & Guest director Teaching and directing the MFA students. Subjects include: movement, classic comedy, dynamics of play. Also teaches in Summer Training Congress and Studio ACT programs. Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA Guest Director and Instructor Taught workshops in mask performance and physical comedy as well as directed The Liar Barcelona Meisner Technique Program, Barcelona, Spain Director of Movement and Voice Created and continues to teach Movement and Voice for Meisner.
Ferocious Lotus Theatre Company, San Francisco, CA Advisory Board Member Works with the Theatre Staff and the Board to help launch and sustain a vital new company, including planning new initiatives, fundraising, and audience development. Global Age Project, Aurora Theatre, Berkeley, CA Producer 2009-2015 The GAP is Aurora Theatre Company's annual festival celebrating plays that explore the 21st Century and beyond involving a competitive selection process, development of the plays, and culminating in a four week festival on the mainstage of Aurora Theatre. PlayGround, Berkeley, CA Director-in-Residence2011-Present PlayGround is the San Francisco Bay Area’s leading incubator of new plays. Precarious Theatre Ensemble, San Francisco, CA Founding Artistic Dir. 2005-2013 Dell’arte Theater Company, Blue Lake, CA Core Company Member 2001-2007 Dell’arte is an ensemble based physical theater company that performs locally in Northern California as well as touring nationally and internationally.
Awards and Honors
O’Neill National Directing Fellow, in assoc. with NNPN, The Kennedy Center & SDC 2016-18 Oregon Shakespeare Festival FAIR Fellow 2016 Edgerton Director Residency, Occidental College, Los Angeles CA, Fall 2014 Winner Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award for Best Director 2013 for TRUFFALDINO SAYS NO Winner of the San Francisco Arts Commission Individual Artist Grant 2008 for I’M YOURS! Winner of RAW playwright competition for FAMILIAR FACE, Ross Valley Players, CA 2007 Best Original Play award from North Coast Journal, CA 2004 for SHADOW OF GIANTS Barrymore Award for Best Ensemble and Best Choreography, EQUUS, Philadelphia, PA Best New Play award from Primary Stages, NYC 1999 for STRIP, an original one-act play script.
Education • • • •
Bachelor of Arts degree with High Honors in Theater and English, Wesleyan University, Middletown CT, USA Trinity University School of Drama Leqoc Program, Dublin, Ireland Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theater, Blue Lake, CA Bali Arts Program, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia