ELAINE SMITH is the founder and Artistic Director of the Clamour Theatre Company. An actor, director, and playwright, Elaine’s roots in Clay County run deep. A granddaughter of Hazel Cartwright, the first employee of the Clay County Library system, and niece of Milford Cartwright, long-time owner of the Brown & Cartwright Ace Hardware in Green Cove Springs, Elaine remembers seeing the county from the passenger seat of the bookmobile, Saturdays spent at the Clay Theatre, and afternoons at Spring Park. After more than 20 years in NYC as a small business owner and theatre professional, she has returned to the area and plans for a small professional theatre company making its artistic home in Clay County. Elaine is a member of Actors’ Equity Association, SAG-AFTRA, and the Dramatists Guild. She is a former member of the League of Professional Theatre Women and of the producing mentorship program of Theatre Resources Unlimited (TRU). She has directed regionally and in New York, and is the author of the award-winning play, Angels and Ministers of Grace, among others.