director. performer. writer.
Born and raised in North Carolina, Samip is a performer, director, and creator in theater and film.
His passions lie in building stories that are challenging, surprising, reflective, inclusive, and new.
Recent directing credits include Dontrell, Who Kissed The Sea by Nathan Alan Davis (RhinoLeap), M. Butterfly by David Henry Hwang, The Who And The What by Ayad Akhtar (ArtsWest Playhouse), the world premiere of Lindsay Joelle’s A Small History Of Amal, Age 7 (Forward Flux Productions/Pratidhwani), Guards At The Taj by Rajiv Joseph (ACT Lab). He has also worked as an actor in the China Tour of Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar, as well as with regional theaters such as Arena Stage, Playmakers Repertory Theater, Eugene O’Neill Playwrights Conference, and the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center.
Samip has held workshops and residencies with the Kennedy Center under the William Kenan Fellowship, Lincoln Center Education, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Cornish College of the Arts, and the Multi-Cultural Playwrights Conference at the University of Washington. His short comedy film titled, THE FAUCET was screened at the Oxford Film Festival and WILDSound Feedback Film Festival in Los Angeles and Toronto.
Samip is a member of the Actors Equity Association and holds a BFA from the
University North Carolina School of the Arts. He currently resides in North Carolina.