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Samara Bay

AEA - AFTRA - SAG
RepresentationJane Schulman - VESTA TALENT
info@vestatalent.com
HairBrown
Rep Phone310.538.8298EyesHazel
Phone646.831.0404Height5' 6"
EmailVoiceSoprano/ Belt
Websitewww.samarasworld.com
 
Film Credits
Our Family Wedding   Bridesmaid (opp. America Ferrera & Forest Whitaker)     Fox Searchlight     Rick Famuyiwa
00:24 (twentyfourminutes.com)   President's #1 Asst     Funny or Die     Michelle Gritzer
In Arizona, Amina   Amina (LEAD)     AFI     Sabrina Doyle
Raving   Amber (LEAD)     48 Hr. Film Festival, LA     Darren Roark
Losing Control   Joan     PhD Productions     Valerie Weiss
The Awkward Stage   Chrysanthemum (LEAD)     Kinsella Project Productions     Michael J. Palmer
The Man Who Loved Lesbians   Jen     channel102.com     Sara Yorra
Memorial Day   Iraqi captive (featured)     Journeyman & International WOW     Josh Fox
 
Television Credits
The Biggest Winner   Sam     TV Pilot Presentation     Brian Letscher
 
Theater Credits
Status Update (winter 2010)   Annabel     Odyssey Theater, LA     Becca Wolff
Measure for Measure   Kate Keepdown     TFANA (Off-Bway)     Arin Arbus
Rabbit Hole   Becca     Human Race Theatre, OH     Scott Stoney
365 Plays/Days Finale with Suzan-Lori Parks   Lucky Strike     The Public Theatre (Off-Bway)     Joanna Settle
Iphigenia and Other Daughters   Iphigenia     Luna Stage     Katherine Kovner
Hamlet   Ophelia (u/s)     Trinity Repertory Company     Brian McEleney
A Christmas Carol   Ms. Partlet     Trinity Repertory Company     Amanda Dehnert
Big Love   Thyona     Trinity Repertory Company     Birgitta Victorson
The Children of Truffaut   Maria     The Brick/Pretentious Festival     Eric Bland
A Winter's Tale   Perdita     Perishable Theatre, RI     Laura Kepley
Rosie Lulu's Golden Shoes   Rosie Lulu     Brown New Plays Festival     Ken Prestininzi
Gingerbreadhouse   Traci     Brown New Plays Festival     Alex Torra
A Midsummer Night's Dream   Titania, Hippolyta     Gorilla Rep NYC     Christopher Sanderson
Pericles   Philoten     Shakespeare Santa Cruz     Christopher Grabowski
Sweeney Todd   Mrs. Lovett     Princeton University     Cliff Sofield
 
Other Credits
subUrbia   Vocal Coach     Second Stage (off-Bway)     Jo Bonney
Coram Boy   Asst. Dialect Coach     Bway     Melly Still
Shipwrecked!   Dialect Coach     Primary Stages (off-Bway)     Lisa Peterson
Bad Jazz   Dialect Coach     Play Co. (off-Bway)     Trip Cullman
The Maddening Truth   Dialect Coach     Keen Co. (off-Bway)     Carl Forsman
SPF 2007: Missing Celia Rose   Dialect Coach     Theatre Row     Adam Immerwahr
Julius Caesar   Production Asst.     TFANA (off-Bway)     Karin Coonrod
Romeo and Juliet   Directing Observer     McCarter Theatre     Emily Mann
A Midsummer Night's Dream   Asst. Director     Shakespeare Santa Cruz     Tim Ocel
Lysistrata   Asst. Director     Shakespeare Santa Cruz intern production     Bonnie Mills
Act A Lady   Asst. Director & Dramaturg     Brown/Trinity      Michael Goldfried
 
Education and Training
MFA in Acting, Brown University/Trinity Rep

AB in English & Certificate in Theater, Princeton University, honors

The Public Theater/ NY Shakespeare Festival's Lab '03

Upright Citizens' Brigade LA, Improv Training
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Acting: Brian McEleney, Ron Van Lieu, Michael Cumpsty
Voice/Speech: Cicely Berry, Thom Jones, Kate Wilson, Ursula Meyer
Singing: Mike Mitchell (NYC), Susie Kuzma
Commedia/Clown: Christopher Bayes, Stephen Buescher
Directing: Emily Mann, Amanda Dehnert, Kevin Moriarty, Athol Fugard, Roger Babb
Classic Text/Dramaturgy: Oskar Eustis, John Dias, Michael Cadden, Michael Warren
 
Special Skills
dialects: various American and British, Nuyorican, Eastern European, Yiddish, Australian, French, Jamaican, Polish, Palestinian; proficient in and can teach International Phonetic Alphabet; yoga, basic French language, stage combat/ sword play, boxing, gymnastics; singing (soprano/belt)