Rush Opens


Rush has opened and is running at the Paradise Factory (64 East 4th St). We run through October 25th come out and see us!!




The Yukon Gold Rush, 1899 . Belinda and Frank stand at the threshold of a new life; a new century in lawless Dawson City but only if they can escape the horrors of their past. Who are these people, what chases them, and will the law find them? Fractured and poetic, Rush asks whether escaping your past only makes it haunt you all the more. 


BELINDA: Samantha Fairfield Walsh
FRANK: Christopher Norwood*
ALICE: Lauren Nordvig
ROSIE: Charley Flyte
JEB: Ryan George*
GARRISON: Michael Markham*

Here are some shots from tech and dress rehearsals.





Coming soon!  I’m performing in a new play, Rush, set during the Yukon Gold Rush.  Performances run Oct 9-25 and you can get tickets here for $18.00.

So excited to be working with my friend Christopher Diercksen and his new company Team Awesome Robot. This rehearsal process has truly been a gift. Albeit a gift packed in between several other projects.

We are performing at The Paradise Factory, 64 E 4th St, NYC, 10003.


Upstate, no cell signal, filming a horror film

Over the weekend of Sept 25th and 26th, I got the opportunity go to beautiful upstate NY to film Last Girl Left as part of Spooky Fest 3: Everybody Dies!  Tickets will be available for Spooky Fest soon.  Come see Last Girl Left on 10/29/15 – just in time for Halloween!

Me with the director, Chris Knight

Me with the director, Chris Knight

Not what I want to open my door to.

Not what I want to open my door to. Ever.


With Theatre 167 at The Queens Theater


I’m always excited about getting to work with Ari Laura Kreith and Theatre 167. I spent the day out in Corona Park at the Queens Theatre rehearsing Mourning Sun by Antu Yacob.


We are already sold out for this evening with a 20 person waiting list. Looking forward to a solid crowd.



I am reading the roles of Dr. Wells and True. Dr. Wells is an Australian who is working at the Fistula Clinic in Ethiopia. True is a New Yorker who does yoga and self medicates to escape a past he wishes to amend.


Madness Season 6 Fundraising


Got to spend the afternoon on Cecilia Copeland’s roof shooting the funding video for our coming season. As Head of Acting I get to be a part of main ask this year as well as our viral campaign, #MyMadness.

Joshua – Commissioned by Spark & Echo

It was a pleasure to act with John Egan in his short film ‘Joshua’. John was commissioned by Spark & Echo Arts to create piece of theater inspired by the book of Joshua from the bible. After sitting with it for a while the piece it shifted from a theatrical piece to a short film, and became a story about going to war and the rhetoric and personal cost of that decision. It’s an inspiring piece realized in three scenes. I was thankful for the generous help of Liam Dick, Shem Ogweno, behind the camera and Francis J. Spieler for playing the father.

This is Shem, sitting in for Mr. Spieler while we settle on a frame.

Mr. Spieler settling in like a Boss.

Me and Joe.

Just getting the lines settled before we begin rolling.

Elvis at Auschwitz

It was such a delight to get to perform Matthew Wells’ ‘Elvis at Auschwitz’ as a part of Nylon Fusion Company’s This Round’s On Us: Time Travel 1950’s-60’s fundraiser this weekend. Ryan Blackwell and Robert McEvily were such a joy to play on stage with. And I love working with directors as smart and trusting is Lori Kee. I hope I get to work with all of them again soon.

I have to give credit to Ivette Dumeng and all the people at Nylon Fusion. They put together an exceptional evening of theater. So much quality on the stage.






‘The Fairer Sex’ at Theatre Row


I am happy to be a part of this production and to be making my Theatre Row debut!

From the posting on BroadwayWorld.com

Between Us Productions will present the World Premiere of Sander Gusinow’s The Fairer Sex, directed by Samantha Lee Manas. It begins performances on July 27th and will celebrate its opening night on July 28 and run through August 2nd at Theatre Row Studio Theatre.

In The Fairer Sex the battle of the sexes has become an all-out war. The women of the world, fed up with subjugation and sexual violence, have cast off the chains of oppression and staged a global revolution. But all is not well in the New World Order, as the brutal pro-male insurgency has swelled under the grip of a terrifying new leader.

Police interrogators Kristen and Lena apprehend a seemingly innocent young man when the resistance tries to smuggle him out of the hospital. As the secret to his identity unravels, Lena and Kristen clash over the proper course of action. Tensions rise, loyalty is tested, all leading to a climactic, bloody showdown.

A brash dark comedy about passion, vengeance, and sexual politics, The Fairer Sex is certain to shock, inflame, and delight with visceral glee. For mature audiences only.

THE FAIRER SEX begins performances on July 29th and runs through August 2nd, 2015. Theatre Row Studio Theatre is located at 410 West 42nd Street. Tickets are $18 and available at www.Telecharge.com. Schedule: July 29th-31st – 8pm; August 1st – 2pm & 8pm; August 2nd – 3pm. For mature audiences only. For more information about Between Us Productions, go to betweenusproductions.wix.com/betweenusprod.

Head of Acting for New York Madness


I’m thrilled to announce that I am now the Head of Acting for New York Madness. I’ve been involved with the company for 5 years now and as we move into sixth season I’m excited to be taking a more central role in the operations of a company. I am thankful to Cecilia Copeland and Judith Leora for this opportunity.

New York Madness is a company committed to emerging playwrights and actors and directors. We currently have 6 events each year in which a featured guest playwright picks a theme before and all the participating playwrights write short plays based on that theme. Actors are given the script 2-3 days beforehand and after 2 hours of rehearsal all the plays are presented in a single evening, scripts in hand.

It’s always an exciting evening and as we say “anything can happen in a Madness.” You can find out more about the company at www.nymadness.com and there is a small feature on me in our Catching Up With series.


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I was hired as the actor and Director of Photography for this commercial for CA7CH’s Win a Trip to NYC campaign.