ABOUT

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c. Brooke Almond

Sammi Cannold is a director who is one of Forbes Magazine's 30 Under 30 in Hollywood & Entertainment, class of 2019. Recent theater credits include Evita (New York City Center), Endlings (New York Theatre Workshop, A.R.T.), Ragtime on Ellis Island, Violet on a moving bus (A.R.T.), and Allegory (La Jolla Playhouse WOW). This past summer, Sammi’s first documentary feature film premiered at Broadway’s Majestic Theatre and will soon be released worldwide. Upcoming projects include Carmen (Lincoln Center w. MasterVoices), The Excavation of Mary Anning (The Wallis), and several to-be-announced new musicals, revivals, and feature films. Associate director credits include the Broadway production of Natasha, Pierre... (dir. Rachel Chavkin). Sammi has also served as an Artistic Fellow at the A.R. T., a member of Cirque du Soleil's Creative Cognoscenti, and a Sundance Institute Fellow and developed work with Playwrights Realm, The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, New York Stage and Film, Cirque du Soleil, and Nickelodeon. Outside of her work in theater and film, Sammi currently serves as Senior Case Manager for Human First Coalition, an organization dedicated to assisting at-risk Afghans in the wake of the Taliban’s takeover. Sammi holds a B. A. from Stanford University and an M.A. from Harvard University. www.sammicannold.com. @sammi.cannold