"I am a theatre artist and performer. I create
multi sensorial poetic landscapes, reminiscent
of a living dream. My work is at it’s best, a
collaboration between the body and its senses,
performing on the body like a welcomed
hallucination. My work is like scattered stars,
and it is for the audience to decide what
their associative constellations will be. My work
is not about a certain character or style, it is
about being alone, the challenge of connectivity,
and coming up against intellectual barriers,
and reaching beyond for something greater."

Samantha Shay is a young American director, currently living
and working in Los Angeles, where she is the artistic director
and founder of international artist collective, Source Material.
She began directing in 2010 while an Acting student at the
California Institute of the Arts, where she is currently pursuing
a graduate degree in Theatre Directing. Her original and
collaborative works include Dancing Behind My Eyelids (2010),
Angel Fragments (2012), I Should Have a Party For All The
Thoughts I Didnt Say (2013), and Into The Fog (2014), for which
she won three awards: The Duende Distiction, Best Dance/
Physical Theatre Performance, and Encore Producers Award at
the Hollywood Fringe. She is currently developing A Library of
Light, an original piece about the celestial rhythms of the human
body, in collaboration with Teatr ZAR principal musician Nini
J. Bang, under the mentorship of the artist Marina Abramović.



Into The Fog


In Progress:

A Moon Of
Saturn Has A Sea

A Library of Light


I Should Have A
Party For All The
Thoughts I Didnt Say


samanthashay (at) gmail .com


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