Director of The Thanksgiving Play
Jeanie K. Smith has been active in the Bay Area theatre community for over 30 years, as director, dramaturg, acting coach, designer, performer, and reviewer, and is a member of San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle, Marquee Theatre Journalists Association, Stage Directors & Choreographers, and American Theatre Critics Association. Jeanie holds a Ph.D. in Drama from University of Washington and has trained with Paul Richards, Gerald Hiken, Corey Fischer, Jay Manley, and Ed Hooks, among others. Her scholarly writing appears in numerous journals and anthologies (as Jeanie Forte) and her directing has garnered the Dean Goodman Choice Award, several South Bay Small Theatre awards and Theatre Bay Area Award nominations. Jeanie currently resides in Sonoma County with her husband and their adorable rescue Chihuahuas.