READER’S THEATRE: STORIES OF LOVE
Sept 24-Oct 29, 2020
Love comes to us in many ways--through romantic partnerships, the families we’re born into or the families we choose. From love of heritage and country, to love of food and film, to love of spirit and self, there are endless ways we encounter and embrace love. Join us as we delve into a thoughtfully curated list of plays to explore love in all its many forms. Each week, we will focus on a new script, read select scenes as a group and participate in discussions led by professional director and theatre artist M. Graham Smith.
Dates: 9/24-10/29 (6 class sessions)
Day/Time: Thursdays, 6:00-7:15pm (75 minutes)
*Note: There will be one irregular meeting. Class on Thurs, 10/15 is
rescheduled for Sun, 10/18.
Instructor: M. Graham Smith
Note: *This class is for ages 18+
TEACHING ARTIST BIO
M. Graham Smith is a San Francisco-based Director, Educator and Producer. He is an O’Neill/NNPN National Directing Fellow, an Oregon Shakespeare Festival FAIR Fellow and a proud Resident Artist at SF’s Crowded Fire. He grew up outside of New York City and has been based in San Francisco for the last fourteen years. He’s directed in New York City, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Portland Oregon, Washington DC, and venues in San Francisco. He directed the West Coast Premiere of JERRY SPRINGER: THE OPERA in SF and TRUFFALDINO SAYS NO at Shotgun Players, winning Best Director for the Bay Area Critics Circle. Recent credits include the World Premiere of Obie winner Christopher Chen’s HOME INVASION in SF, DEAL WITH THE DRAGON at ACT’s Costume Shop & Edinburgh Fringe & NCTC, Mia Chung’s YOU FOR ME FOR YOU at Crowded Fire, and James Ijames’ WHITE at Shotgun. His two upcoming projects include the world premiere of BONE ON BONE at NJ Rep, and the first workshop production of HOMOSEXUAL CONDUCT at Occidental College in LA, a play he co-created with playwright Sarah Kozinn about the Lawrence V Texas Supreme Court decision. He spent five years as Producer of Aurora Theater’s new play development program and festival The Global Age Project. He teaches at A.C.T.'s actor-training programs, Berkeley Rep School of Theatre and at Barcelona’s premiere Meisner Technique program in Spain. You can visit him online at www.MGrahamSmith.com
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