Kelundra Smith is a freelance arts & culture journalist and theater critic. Her reviews regularly appear on ArtsATL.com and she is a proud member of the American Theatre Critics Association. Some of her editorial projects include covering the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution), attending the National Critics Institute at the O’Neill Theatre Center in New London, Conn., acting as a participant journalist at theater artist Ping Chong’s Undesirable Elements documentary theater workshop in Amherst, Mass.(Dramatics Magazine), and covering the Piccolo Spoleto and Spoleto Festivals in Charleston, S.C. (The Charleston Post & Courier). Areas of interest include: performing arts, world travel, the future of arts criticism, and disparities in arts education, to name a few.
She has also done Marketing and Public Relations consulting for non-profit arts organizations and media companies, including Community Folk Art Center, Syracuse Stage, the Alliance Theatre, Horizon Theatre Company and Atlanta magazine. She has worked as a copy writer and editor on special projects for DO Strategy Group, The Money Mammals, and The Rialto Center for the Arts. Her areas of expertise include: content writing, publications development, and optimizing organizational usage of social media for audience engagement and new audience development.
A graduate of the Goldring Arts Journalism master’s program at Syracuse University, her mission is to connect people to cultural experiences and each other through the written word.
Kelundra’s long term goals are to land on The New York Times bestseller list, open a late-night dessert restaurant, write a successful television series, and to publish plays by playwrights from underrepresented groups. Currently, she continues to write articles for lifestyle and arts publications and speaks to students about arts criticism.