Samantha Michelle Nava (she/her) is an El Paso native and was the first ever to receive a B.F.A in Theatre Performance from the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). She continued her education and received an M.F.A from the prestigious East 15 Acting School, a branch of the University of Essex, located in London, England UK. While part of East 15 she performed at Shakespeare’s Globe and completed a one-month residence at The Russian University of Theatre Arts (GITIS) in Moscow. Professional credits include the UK premiere of Lanford Wilson’s Book of Days, Macbeth, Widows, Taking Care of Baby and The Woman in the Wall. Once state side, stage and film credits include Much Ado About Nothing, Hamlet, Romeo and Julieta, Chicago’s premier of The Kid Thing, Robin Hood and Maiden Marian, Future of Helium Uncertain (Ripped: The Living Newpaper Festival) The Box and The Law of Men. Returning to El Paso Samantha’s goal is to help build the theatre arts community through representation, collaboration, and exposure.
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The University of Texas at El Paso
Department of Theatre and Dance
Fox Fine Arts Building, Room 371D
500 W University
El Paso, Texas 79902