Samantha Richert is an actor, movement director, educator and fight choreographer in the New England Area. As a proud member of Actor’s Equity Association she has performed with numerous professional theatres such as Berkshire Theatre Group, Huntington Theatre Company, Lyric Stage Company, The Nora Theatre Company, The Gold Dust Orphans and has worked continuously with staged readings and the development of new works for multiple theatres and local playwrights in and around New England. Her upcoming credits include taking on the role of the Landlady along with other various characters this fall in Lucky Stiff at Stoneham Theatre and as Ariel in The Tempest with Actor’s Shakespeare Project in the winter. Samantha is also a full-fledged educator and director for various youth programs in the area. This coming fall she will be directing Bat Boy the Musical with Newton South High School, where she recently taught several theatre courses for their spring term as well as directed Romeo & Juliet in a fused production with students from both Newton North & South High School.
As a fight director Samantha has choreographed for New Repertory Theatre and Stoneham Theatre as well as multiple productions with Noble & Greenough School and has been a constant presence with Stoneham Theatre’s Youth Company providing movement and fight direction for all their mainstage productions over the past few years. Ever since obtaining her MFA in Acting from Brandeis University she has spent her time teaching at Wheelock Family Theatre and Stoneham Theatre’s Youth Company providing a multitude of classes given her eclectic experience and background such as: Michael Chekhov, Suzuki, Viewpoints, Stage Combat, Mask & Character Development, Laban, Movement for the stage and Acting through Styles & Genres to name a few. Samantha has been a part-time lecturer for Northeastern University since Fall 2014 teaching Introduction to Acting. She has also been a guest lecturer at Roger Williams University teaching Voice & Movement, and has taught part-time at Brandeis University teaching Choreography & Movement and Stage Combat. This fall she will be teaching Introduction to Acting and The Eloquent Presenter, and in Summer 2017 she will lead the London Theatre Experience.