A.C. last appeared at the Clarence Brown Theatre in the production of Fences a while back. He is overjoyed to return here to work on yet another wonderful production. Smith is a native of Chicago where he does the bulk of his work. He has performed at nearly all the major theatres there. Smith’s home theatre is The Court Theatre where he has worked for the past eight years or so in productions ranging from Moliere to the great August Wilson and a host of other great classic works. In addition to that, Smith received The Joseph Jefferson Award for his portrayal of “Troy Maxson” in their production of Fences. When not in Chicago, A.C. can often be found performing at The St. Louis Black Repertory Co. where he has been a member for over twenty-one years, and he is a nine times Woodie King Jr. Award winner. He has also performed at many Reginal Theatres across the country, including, The Portland Stage Theatre, The Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Milwaukee Rep., The Kansas City Rep., The Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati, The Indiana Repertory Theatre, The Geva Theatre and the Peninsula Players in Wisconsin to name a few. A.C. understudied and performed the role of “Boy Willie” in the Broadway National Tour of The Piano Lesson directed by Lloyd Richards. He also portrayed the title role in The New Federal Theatres production of Jelly Belly (Off Broadway) in which he received an Audelco Award nomination. Smith has done many independent films and a few feature films, in addition to that he has done radio,T.V., voice overs, commercials and print work for Ebony and Jet magazines, PEACE.