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REVIEWS: “Bee-luther-hatchee”@Sierra Madre Playhouse

Thomas Gibbons’ rarely seen exploration of responsibility in reporting black culture and sensibility Bee-Luther-Hatchee is receiving an engrossing production at Sierra Madre Playhouse with meticulous direction from Saundra McClain and a superb cast of five…Broadway World

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“Bee-luther-hatchee” @ Sierra Madre Playhouse

“Director Saundra Mc­Clain has set this episodic piece with a flow made possible by Christopher Scott Murillo’s multi­layered set, which allows the book’s characters to speak from behind a thin screen as those wrestling with the book’s content and future … Continue reading

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REVIEWS – “Intimate Apparel” at Ensemble Theatre Company

“The Ensemble Theatre Company has a charming hit on its hands…creatively directed by LA’s Saundra McClain…captivating and compelling.” ~ Montecito Journal “an exciting evening of drama, intelligent commentary and exquisite craftsmanship…a colorful view of cultural stratification…Saundra McClain shows how each … Continue reading

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REVIEWS – “Flyin’ West” at International City Theatre

Director McClain understands Fyin’ West’s value as historical artifact, as political statement, and as family drama, and her cast rewards her vision with some terrific performances. ~ STAGE SCENE LA Never is there a moment in which some histrionics jolt … Continue reading

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REVIEWS – “Frankie and Johnnie in the Claire de Lune” at Ensemble Theatre Company

“a standout…staged sensitively and lyrically by gifted Saundra McClain” ~ CASA Magazine “in the hands of director Saundra McClain, there’s never a false move or an overly indicated emotion” ~ Indepenent News “has delivered a fitting curtain call for the … Continue reading

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REVIEWS – “Breath & Imagination” at the Colony Theatre

Breath and Imagination Saundra McClain’s inspiring staging traces the transformation of Hayes (Elijah Rock) from impoverished son of former slaves-turned-tenant farmers to international sensation….opens the Colony Theatre’s 39th season on a high note. ~ LATimes Breath and Imagination as a perfect theatrical … Continue reading

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