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M. Graham Smith


M. Graham Smith is a San Francisco-based Director, Educator and Producer. He is an O’Neill National Directing Fellow and an Oregon Shakespeare Festival FAIR Fellow. He’s directed at HERE in New York City,  and venues in San Francisco including A.C.T., Aurora Theatre, Central Works, The EXIT Theatre, PlayGround, Brava, The Playwright’s Foundation, Cutting Ball Theatre, Berkeley Playhouse, Golden Thread, SF Opera, and New Conservatory & Berkeley Rep’s Ground Floor. He directed the West Coast Premiere of JERRY SPRINGER: THE OPERA in SF with Ray of Light and TRUFFALDINO SAYS NO at Shotgun Players, winning Best Director for the Bay Area Critics Circle.  Recent credits: THE LADY ONSTAGE at Profile Theatre in Portland, Oregon, THE LIAR at Occidental College in Los Angeles as an Edgarton Foundation Fellow, the World Premiere of Christopher Chen’s HOME INVASION with 6NewPlays and DEAL WITH THE DRAGON at Edinburgh Fringe. 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.

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Whenever I walk through the doors of CFT I’m greeted with love and the feeling of deep community. CFT has a deserved legacy of telling stories & lifting up perspectives we need. It feels so good to be in such a vibrant HOME.

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