M. Graham Smith

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, a Resident Artist at SF’s Crowded Fire and a proud member of the SDC. He grew up outside of New York City and has been based in San Francisco since 2004. He spent five years as Producer of Aurora Theater’s new play development program and festival The Global Age Project. He’s directed in New York City, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Portland Oregon, Washington DC, and in the San Francisco bay area. He directed the West Coast Premiere of Jerry Springer: The Opera and won Bay Area Critics Circle Best Director for Truffaldino Says No at Shotgun Players. Recent productions include the World Premiere of Obie winner Christopher Chen’s Home Invasion, Kevin Rolston’s Deal with the Dragon at ACT & Edinburgh Fringe, Mia Chung’s You for Me for You at Crowded Fire, James Ijames’ White at Shotgun, and Kait Kerrigan’s Father/Daughter at Aurora. During pandemic he directed his first full length film, a hip-hop musical adaptation of As You Like It with music and lyrics by Ryan Nicole Austin produced by ACT as well as “hold me the forgotten way’ audio cycle produced by Tigerbear. His latest project is a new musical The Mortification of Fovea Munson at The Kennedy Center.