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Remembering Melissa Smith

September 23, 2021

Melissa Smith

It is with great sorrow that we share that Melissa Smith, longtime Director of the Conservatory, passed away on September 7, 2021. Melissa’s impact on A.C.T. and on the American theater is immense. So many have been touched by her talent, generosity, intellect, grace, and wonderful sense of humor. She will be greatly missed. 

Read a tribute to Melissa in the San Francisco Chronicle here

We gathered at the Geary Theater on Nov 18, 2021 to celebrate the life of Melissa Yandell Smith, long-time Director of A.C.T.'s Conservatory. Watch the ceremony here.