With over twenty years of experience as a director, performer, creator, and producer in the worlds of theatre, print, film, television, and voice-over, E.B. Smith has always approached his work in arts organizations large and small with an eye to developing strategies to eradicate oppressive practices within the work. As a public and motivational speaker, he is at home in front of audiences of all sizes, exploring the intricacies and critical experience of cross-cultural collaboration. In a multitude of mediums, he teaches and facilitates through narrative as a sound designer, set builder, stage hand, carpenter and welder. The goal is to empower as diverse a selection of voices as possible. As an artist of color, E.B. recognizes the power of experiencing one’s own history and world view manifest on stage and within administrative practices, as well as furthering connections to the stories of others. It is his mission to facilitate the cultivation and cooperation of leaders from every cross section of our society, and across cultural traditions.
E.B. holds a BFA in Performance, and is a candidate for his Master of Arts Leadership/Administration from Ohio University. Over the course of his career, he has performed and directed across North America at theatre such as Great Lakes Theater Festival, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Karamu House Theater, The Cleveland Play House, The Grand Theatre in London, Ontario, Canadian Stage, The Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, Porte Parole Productions, Theatre Aquarius, and many others. For the last ten years, he has been a mainstay in the acting company at the Stratford Festival of Canada, the largest Repertory Theatre company in North America.
Current anti-racism clients include: The Stratford Festival, Spur of the Moment Shakespeare Festival, and The Grand Theatre, where E.B. also serves as a member of the Board of Directors.