SYDNEY PARKS SMITH has worked with OpenStage Theatre since 1997 and serves as Associate Artistic Director for the Company. She received the 2018 OpenStage OPUS Award for Outstanding Director for And Then There Were None; the 2017 Colorado Theatre Guild's Henry Award, a True West Award and the OPUS Award for Outstanding Actress for her role as Barb in August: Osage County; Denver Westword’s 2006 Best Supporting Actress in a Comedic Role Award for her performance as Janice in Italian American Reconciliation; and the OpenStage OPUS Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress for her performance as Claire in Proof. Recent roles include M'Lynn in Steel Magnolias and Antipholus of Ephesus in The Comedy of Errors, and recent directing credits include Avenue Q, The Flick and Stage Kiss. Sydney has designed hair for several productions and received OPUS Awards for her designs for Macbeth and The Tempest. She received the 2016 Founder’s Award for her outstanding contributions to the Company. Sydney would like to thank Harry, Rex and Gus, and her mom. They know why.