- MFA – Brandeis University
- BA in Acting & Directing, California State University of Long Beach
Samantha Richert Boehm is an actor, educator, and director in the Boston area. A proud member of Actor’s Equity Association, she has acted professionally with numerous regional theaters around New England. She leads a theatre-focused Dialogue of Civilizations program in London and provides an annual improvisation workshop for IIDA Emerging Leaders Network of New England. She has worked with theaters and schools throughout New England providing vocal and dialect coaching, movement direction through violence and intimacy, as well as facilitating in educational workshops and classes.
As an actor, productions include: The Art of Burning, Ryan Landry’s ‘M’ (Huntington Theatre Company), Be Here Now, Hold These Truths, City of Angels, Becky’s New Car (Lyric Stage Company), Twelfth Night, The Tempest (Actor’s Shakespeare Project), Dancing at Lughnasa (Gloucester Stage Company-IRNE nomination: Best Supporting Actress), Ripe Frenzy (New Rep Theatre), Elemeno Pea (Boston Playwrights’ Theatre-IRNE nomination: Best Supporting Actress), The How and the Why (Nora Theater Company), Gooney Bird Breene (Wheelock Family Theatre, Lucky Stiff (Greater Boston Stage Company) as well as Berkshire Theatre Group and the Gold Dust Orphans. She has participated in numerous new play readings and workshops and can also be seen as a Troll Specialist for LastPass as well as in Season two of Castle Rock on Hulu.
She has an extensive background providing violence direction with shows such as Noises Off, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, She Kills Monsters, The Clearing, True West, Spring Awakening the Musical, Sweeney Todd, Romeo & Juliet and many more in collaborations with Greater Boston Stage Company and their young company, Fresh Ink Theatre, Hub Theater Company, New Rep Theatre, Harvard College, Emerson College, Weston Drama Workshop, Canton High School, Noble & Greenough School, Roosevelt Elementary, Newton North & South High School. She has also provided vocal coaching and dialect work to many of these shows as well, specializing in European and American dialects. As a director, she believes full heartedly in the importance of collaboration and ensemble work. She created The Puppet Show with Alive Theatre in California and has directed productions of 4:48 Psychosis, Kate Crackernuts, Bat Boy the Musical, Romeo & Juliet, Peter & The Starcatcher, Spelling Bee, Pericles and will be directing MJ Kaufman’s Sensitive Guys as part of the Northeastern University spring production season of 2021.
As an educator, she has been heavily involved in connecting with youth and expanding theatre opportunities. With her background in Michael Chekhov, as well as an eclectic mix of Suzuki, Alexander Technique, Viewpoints, Roy Hart, Linklater, Fitzmaurice, Laban and various Clown pedagogies through movement and masks, she has been able to offer numerous classes and areas of study to Wheelock Family Theatre, Greater Boston Stage’s young company, North Shore Music Theatre, Boston Community Leadership Academy, Boston Arts Academy, Boston Ballet School, and Newton South High School. She has also taught courses in voice and movement at Brandeis University and Roger Williams University.
Originally from southern California, she has a BA in Acting & Directing from California State University of Long Beach and an MFA in Acting from Brandeis University. She has been teaching at Northeastern University since 2014 and became an Assistant Teaching Professor in the fall of 2019 when she also took on the role of mother to her son Griffin. She has led a Dialogue of Civilizations in London in the summer of 2017 and more information and updates can be found at www.samantharichert.com