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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, Susan Miller, and Craig Lucas. She recently directed the full length theatrical play Never the Sinner by John Logan at Bethany Arts Community and continues to lead monthly readings of new short plays. More info at

McClain's award-winning short documentary Burnt Feathers, Broken Wings for Kids in the Spotlight was recently screened at the Universal Citywalk in Los Angeles and the DTLA Film Festival in 2022. Her next project is "Speak," the award-winning film of the KITS 2022 Narrative Screenplay Competition.


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.

 Seeing is Believing: Women Direct, her multiple award-winning documentary on women+ directors, is available on Kanopy and Vimeo On Demand.

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Photo by Charles Thompson. Styled by Kate Schelter

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