kb saine


diverse representations of life onstage, bound by a common human story to which all audience members can relate, when paired with manifold casts and artistic teams, lead to diverse audiences and the opportunity to evoke greater understanding of and empathy for disparate cultures -through the shared arts experience.

new works


40 Acres & a P.o.w.

40 Acres & a P.o.w.

Skeleton crew, by dominique morisseau. black ensemble theatre/black theatre network, 2016: chicago, il. (regional premiere; staged reading)

40 Acres and a p.o.w., by woody eney. sycamore rouge, 2009: petersburg, va. (world premiere)

drinking games: Undertow, by clay mcleod chapman. yellow house productions, 2002: richmond, va. (world premiere)

under pressure; loops of life; so it goes; sister to sister; memory train; PS can i call you spring?; the really big important test; Inspiration, come easy; papers of truth; death comes for harry; and offing the dog. New Voices for the theatre: 2000-2011: richmond, va (staged readings, competition-winning plays, world premieres)


lee's miserables

lee's miserables

The Ugly duckling, by jacob currence; ruth humphrey and jacob currence, co-directors: davis & elkins college

40 acres and a p.o.w. woody eney, playwright; kb saine, director: sycamore rouge

lee's miserables. clay chapman, playwright; christopher shorr, director: sycamore rouge

matoaka. matthew shifflett, , playwright; christopher shorr, director: sycamore rouge

the death of A&B (collaborative playwriting) justin dray, director; yellow house productions


Concord, virginia

Concord, virginia


at davis & elkins college: elkins, wv

The making, written & performed by matthew olwell; emily oleson/kb saine, directors: 2017.

The Ugly duckling, by jacob currence; ruth humphrey and jacob currence, co-directors. 2017

a budding friendship, by jenny armstrong; joshua thompson, director: 2016

anansi's tale, by corey roberts; michael good, director: 2014

at sycamore rouge: petersburg, va

reflections of a black cowboy, written & directed by margaret joyner: 2013

concord, virginia, written & performed by peter neofotis: 2010

james dean: crossing the finish line, written & directed by bill brock: 2010

how i got over, written & directed by fred motley: 2010

read*y for right, written & directed by kb saine: 2008

*through the six blocks series and five independent "24-hour theatre experiences," over 30 new works were produced at sycamore rouge, using minimal tech & only six acting cubes as representational scenery.*

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