Samantha Samant is a newcomer to professional and community theatre. In Encanta, Samantha plays Katrina's cousin Maria (whom Katrina hates). Here, she talks a little bit about her background, Maria, and Encanta.
Share a little bit about your background in theatre.
I am a pretty new actor. My acting education began with the American Academy of Dramatic Arts (AADA). However, before that, I had no previous training although I did do a few Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts productions as well as a high school production of A Chorus Line.
I have one idea about my character Maria. She's smart and brave when she wants to be, but she doesn't like to show it. Because she may not want to stand out due to the fact that people who act or are different like Katrina get punished in a way. Being a person who wants to fit in, she doesn't want to show that side of herself.