9/1/2019: John will be teaching an American Classics Advanced Acting Course for the Adult Theatre School at the Playhouse On the Square. More information visit http://playhouseonthesquare.org/adult-theatre-school-classes-fall-2019.html.
8/1/2019: The Playhouse On the Square has asked John to teach a three class workshop in the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique. Visit http://playhouseonthesquare.org/education/summer-acting-workshops.html for additional information.
6/30/2019: John has completed his Teacher Training Certificate in the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique!
5/5/2019: From June 18th - June 28th John will be attending MICHA'S INTERNATIONAL MICHAEL CHEKHOV WORKSHOP AND FESTIVAL at Connecticut College in New London, CT.
3/1/2019: John will be Assistant Directing 1984 at Playhouse On the Square in Memphis, TN. Visit http://playhouseonthesquare.org/1984-2.html for additional information.
1/23/2019: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe has been nominated for several Northwest Mississippi Allie Theatre Awards including Best Director of a Drama and Best Play!
8/1/2018: John will be directing the C.S. Lewis classic The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe at DeSoto Family Theatre in South Haven, Mississippi. The production opens September 6th, 2018 and runs until September 16th. Visit https://www.dftonline.org/ for details.
3/30/2018: From June 17th - June 24th John will be attending MICHA'S INTERNATIONAL MICHAEL CHEKHOV WORKSHOP AND FESTIVAL at Connecticut College in New London, CT.
7/1/2017 John has been hired as the full time Director of Theatre at Christian Brothers High School in Memphis, TN. The high school is a college preparatory high school. John will take over a thriving department and teach four levels of acting and direct four main stage productions. Visit www.cbhs.org/theatre for more information
2/7/2017: The New York City based multidisciplinary theatre ensemble MONK PARROTS have named John Smiley one of two new Co-Artistic Directors. You can view the press release announcing this new and exciting collaboration HERE.
1/1/2017: In January John will begin teacher training with the Michael Chekhov Association (MICHA). This will be the first of five workshops to complete a teaching certificate in the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique.