photo by Joshua Shelton

Cady is thrilled to have been chosen as the new Artistic Director for Axial Theatre. Advisory Board members now include playwrights John Patrick Shanley, Dominic Hoffman, and Craig Lucas. She is directing "Never the Sinner" by John Logan at Bethany Arts Community, opening November 10th. Tickets and more info at


In 2021, the screenplay Paint Made Flesh written by McClain and Howard Meyer (based on the original play by Howard Meyer) made The Short List at Barnstorm Fest 2021, and was a Semi-Finalist in the Big Apple Film Festival Screenplay Competition 2021 and a quarterfinalist in the BlueCat Screenplay Competition 2021.


As announced on DEADLINE, Cady McClain won her third Daytime Emmy on June 26, 2021 for Best Guest Performer on "Days of Our Lives." This is an historic win: McClain is the first actress to win three Daytime Emmys for three different roles.


McClain's award-winning short documentary "Burnt Feathers, Broken Wings" produced and directed for Kids in the Spotlight was recently screened at the Universal Citywalk in Los Angeles and has been accepted into the Micheaux Film Festival 2022.

Her multi award-winning documentary on women+ directors, Seeing is Believing: Women Directis now available on Kanopy and Vimeo On Demand.