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.

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.