kb saine

Director

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Short Bio

kb saine has been adirector, author, educator, and theatre historian for nearly two decades. kb served for six years as the Producing Artistic Director of Sycamore Rouge in Petersburg, VA; and has also worked with Greenbriar Valley Theatre in Lewisburg, WV;  theatreLAB, Richmond Triangle Players, Theatre IV/Theatre Gym, The Barksdale Theatre, Firehouse Theatre Project, TheatreVirginia, Dogwood Dell, Yellow House Productions, and SPARC in Richmond, VA; and the Dallas Theatre Center in Dallas, Texas. Favorite past productions under her direction include The Glass Menagerie, everybody,Topdog/Underdog, the altruistsStop Kiss, The OdysseyArt, Fair and Tender Ladies, The Crucible, Picasso at the lapin agileTartuffe, Santaland Diaries and Season’s GreetingsSteal AwayJacob Marley’s Christmas Carol, and Stories I Ain’t Told Nobody Yet, among many others. Her professional service includes extensive work with the Black Theatre Network (the national organization of Black Theatre Professionals, Academics, and Practitioners), where she currently serves as immediate past President. She most recently directed Branden jacobs-jenkins' everybody for west virginia wesleyan college.

longer bio

kb saine is a freelance director who has been a director, author, educator and theatre historian for nearly two decades. In professional theatre, kb served for six years as the producing artistic director of Sycamore Rouge in Petersburg, Va.; she has worked with Greenbrier Valley Theatre in Lewisburg, W.Va., and The Richmond Triangle Players, Theatre IV/Theatre Gym, The Barksdale Theatre, Firehouse Theatre Project, TheatreVirginia, Dogwood Dell, Yellow House Productions, TheatreMachine and SPARC in Richmond, Va.; and the Dallas Theatre Center in Dallas, Texas. Favorite past productions under her direction include The Glass Menagerie, everybody,Topdog/Underdog, the altruistsStop Kiss, The OdysseyArt, Fair and Tender Ladies, The Crucible, Picasso at the lapin agileTartuffe, Santaland Diaries and Season’s GreetingsSteal AwayJacob Marley’s Christmas Carol, and Stories I Ain’t Told Nobody Yet, among many others. Academically, she has taught at Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia; Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA; West Virginia Wesleyan College in Buckhannon, WV; and Davis & Elkins College in Elkins, WV. Her accomplishments as a playwright include adaptations of The Velveteen Rabbit, (a play with music with original compositions by Roddy Barnes) Rumpelstiltskin, and the original work Read·y for Right, a play about the first civil rights protest in the city of Petersburg, VA. saine's academic writing includes issues of race and the representation of marginalized groups, with a particular focus on black theatre history and 19th and early 20th century blackface minstrel performance. Her professional service includes workshops, panels, and publications with South Eastern Theatre Conference and Theatre Symposium, West Virginia Thespians, West Virginia Theatre Association, Virginia Theatre Association, Southside Virginia Council for the Arts, Virginians for the Arts, BTNews, and extensive work with the Black Theatre Network (the national organization of Black Theatre Professionals, Academics and Practitioners), where she currently serves as the immediate past President for the national Executive Board. She most recently directed Nicky Silver’s The Altruists for TheatreLAB in Richmond, VA and Branden jacobs-jenkins' everybody for west virginia wesleyan college in buckhannon, wv.

 

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