Samantha Tella

NYC Director



UPCOMING: March ’18: Director of We Won’t Pay! We Won’t Pay by Dario Fo at William Paterson University


September ’17: Director for Addam’s Family Musical at St. John’s University

August ’17: Director for The Graduate at Winnipesaukee Playhouse

June ’17: Director for Sexual Violence Outreach student leaders at SJU

March ’17: Director for Speech and Debate at William Paterson University

October ’15: Director for B in Oblivion by Ann Gillespie at Manhattan Repertory Theater

September ’15: Production Crew for Alan Alda and the Actor Within You: A YoungArts Masterclass just WON the 2015 EMMY for Outstanding Children’s Program

September ’15: Director for a reading of A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS at Saint Thomas More Church in Jamaica Queens

September ’15: Artistic Director for St. John’s University’s (SJU)  HAIRSPRAY

August ’15: Director for HARD DAYS NIGHT at FringeNYC


“Chosen as Theatre is Easy’s Best Bets”

   “Chosen as 1 of 10 Shows that Stand Out at the Fringe 2015 by Ken Davenport”


July ’15: Director for ME AND MY SHADOW, part of Rich Orloff’s FEMALE PERSUASION at the WorkShop Theater

June ’15: Member of Directors Lab North

March ’15: Director for THE LIBRARY at SJU

March ’15: Artistic Adviser for “Hamlet” with MonsterPiece Theatre Collective

February ’15:  Directing the 1st Podcast for Lady Plays reading of “Box of Lies”

February ’15 : Associate Director for “As You Like It” with Jessica Bauman &

New Feet Productions

January ’15-March ’15: Hosting Acting to Succeed, a class using improv games to strengthen business professionals interpersonal skills

December ’14: Hosted “A Midsummer Nights Dream” with SJU’s

Play Reading Series (PRS)

November ’14: Associate Director for The Sonnet Project’s Sonnet #89

November ’14: Artistic Director for SJU’s “CABADISNEY”

October ’14: Director for “Moldavia-on-Hudson”, my playwriting Debut with MonsterPiece Theatre Collective

October ’14: Artistic Director for SJU’s

In The Heights”

September ’14: Attended Directors Lab Chicago : Investigating Adaptation and Devised Work, this Fall.

September ’14: Launched The Play Reading Series (PRS) at SJU with

“Picnic” by William Inge

August ’14:  Director of Brandon Ferraro’s play “Quiet Peninsula” debuting at FringeNYC