Bio for Ed Smith
Ed Smith is an award-winning director and educator who has worked in theatres throughout the United States, Canada, and the West Indies. His directorial credits are extensive with stellar reviews for many of his productions. Select credits include Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, The Bluest Eye, Dancing at Lughnasa, The Piano Lesson, I’m Not Rappaport, and From the Mississippi Delta, for which he was the original director and nominated by AUDELCO for Best Director in 1991. He is also the recipient of the St. Louis Dispatch Awards for A Soldier’s Play, and in 1993 for Fences, by the Buffalo Evening News. In 2000, he was awarded by Detroit’s Focus Awards for his direction of Our Town; it also won for Best Play. That same year, he was nominated Best Director by the Oakland Press Detroit for Cat On a Hot Tin Roof. Ed has directed over 100 plays including Ossie Davis’ last play, A Last Dance for Sybil, which featured Ruby Dee and Earle Hyman produced by Woodie King, Jr.’s New Federal Theatre in NYC. In 2009, he received the prestigious Lloyd Richard’s Director’s Award from the National Black Theatre Festival. He was the Artistic Director for Jubilee Theatre in Fort Worth from 2006 – 2010, the Associate Artistic Director for the Alabama Shakespeare Festival Theatre (1993-1996), and was the Founder and Artistic Director of the Buffalo Black Drama Workshop (1970 – 1974). He was a full professor at SUNY/Buffalo from 1969 – 1994 and has taught at the University of California, Florida State University, Mount Holyoke, and Wayne State University. He is presently an adjunct professor at Texas Christian University and was recently awarded the “Edward Smith Scholarship” by Jubilee Theatre. Ed hosted a jazz radio program at WBFO-FM and WBER-AM in Buffalo, New York for over fifteen years.
Dates: Every Saturday, September 30 – November 18
Times: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (October 21st class will be from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm)
Showcase Date: Monday, November 20, 2017, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Bishop Arts Theatre Center
215 S. Tyler Street
Dallas, TX 75208
Registration Fees: Early Bird Price – $300.00 (Until September 11)
Regular Price – $350.00 (September 11 – 29)
Terms & Conditions: Deposits and all workshop fees are non-refundable. Price includes one post one-on-one session with Master Teacher after the workshop for follow-up. The one-on-one session is the responsibility of the participant to schedule with Master Teacher. Please note, if you miss two or more classes, you will be removed from the roster, no exceptions.