Samantha is a professional actress, and is a proud member of the Screen Actors Guild Union (SAG-AFTRA), with credits in both Film and TV (Most notably for her principal role in the academy award winning movie Silver Linings Playbook). She is also a theatre director and teaching artist who is currently working on various productions (both acting and directing) in NY-NJ area. Many of her past and current directing credits include youth productions at The Villagers Theatre, Lois Allen School of the Dance, On Stage Theatre Camp and The PaperMill Playhouse just to name a few. Sam believes in collaboration and building confidence with the actors she works with, her teaching style is fun and positive and all about the process. She loves working with performers of all ages, and on all aspects of the theatre arts, specifically in improvisation, voice and acting work; both for the stage and camera.