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Production and Publicity Manager
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Samuel Rush has been a part of the Smith College community since 1991 and has been Production and Publicity Manager since 2013. He has served as Production Coordinator from 1997 to 2013. He is a professional actor, director and producer who is co-founder and Producing Director of New Century Theatre (NCT), an Equity company in residence at Smith during the summer months. NCT will celebrate its 25th Anniversary in 2015, producing a four-play summer season in the Mendenhall Center for the Performing Arts.
Rush's directing credits at Smith include Nickel and Dimed by Joan Holden (2011 - a co-production with New Century Theatre), Mrs. California by Doris Baizley (2009) and Arcadia by Tom Stoppard (2004). NCT directing credits include Laughter on the 23rd Floor, Good People, Red, Distracted, Noises Off, Spinning Into Butter and Mornings at Seven. Recent acting projects include Nobody's Girl by Harley Erdman, NCT's CLYBOURNE PARK by Bruce Norris, the films Labor Day, directed by Jason Reitman, The God Question by Stan Freeman, The Quality of Life by Jane Anderson (NCT) and Habitat by Judith Thompson - directed by Ellen Kaplan (Fall 2012). Rush received his M.F.A. in Directing from the University of Massachusetts in 1997 and has taught acting at Smith College, Western New England University, Asnuntuck Community College and in the Northampton Community.
He currently serves on the board of the Northampton Community Arts Trust, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving affordable arts space in Northampton.