I am a theatre actor, director, and teacher and have appeared in over forty professional productions with such companies as The Phoenix Theatre Company, Southwest Shakespeare, Jewish Ensemble Theatre, and Class 6 in the Phoenix area, and Theo Ubique, Light Opera Works, City Lit, Redtwist, and Oak Park Festival in the Chicago area. I am in my tenth year as the drama teacher at Tempe Preparatory Academy, where I have directed a wide range of plays and musicals. I am currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Theatre at Arizona State University, and hold an M.F.A. in Acting from The Theatre School at DePaul University as well as a B.A. in Theatre and English from Indiana University-Bloomington. My practice and research focuses on the reinvestigation of canonical works for the 21st century as well as the history and development of professional regional theatre in the United States. I was born in New York City and began my career in Chicago, and visit both cities as frequently as possible while living in Tempe, Arizona right outside of Phoenix with my wife Heidi and our wonderful daughter Marisol. I am grateful to be making a living doing what I love!

Clay Sanderson