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Sam inspecting the set of Kidnapped!, 2011

Samantha Reading

Member since 2010

People’s Light: Currently the Resident Director, Sam has worked on numerous productions as a fight director, choreographer, assistant director or director and is the coordinator of the Subscription Teen Engagement Program (STEP); Director: Biloxi Blues, Pride & Prejudice (Barrymore Award), Stargirl, Beautiful Boy, A Wrinkle in Time, Kidnapped. Choreographer: The Cherry Orchard, Arthur and the Tale of the Red Dragon, Cinderella, Noises Off, The Winter’s Tale, Aladdin, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Fight Director: All My Sons, Fences, Bach at Leipzig, Of Mice and Men, The Three Musketeers, Legacy of Light. Playwright: Co-Author Musical Pantos Arthur and the Tale of the Red Dragon and Aladdin. Theatre Includes: Passage Theatre, McCarter Theatre, 1812 Productions, Arden Theatre Company, Lantern Theatre, Delaware Theatre Company, Delaware Shakespeare Festival, Act II Playhouse, Mauckingbird Theatre Company and Villanova Theatre. Samantha co-founded Dancing With The Students, a non-profit organization that offers ballroom dance instruction to 5th - 8th grade students in North Philadelphia, teaches at Drexel University, is a seven time Barrymore Nominee, and received the 2014 Barrymore Award for Outstanding Choreography/Movement.