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Samip Raval - Training Consultant

Born and raised in North Carolina, Samip is a performer and director in theater and film. 
 
Selected Credits: International Tour of Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar; Regional Theater includes Arena Stage, Playmakers Repertory Theater, Eugene O’Neill Playwrights Conference. 
Directing credits: M. Butterfly by David Henry Hwang, The Who And The What by Ayad Akhtar, the World-premiere of A Small History Of Amal, Age 7  by Lindsay Joelle, and Guards At The Taj by Rajiv Joseph. 
 
Samip has held residencies and workshops with the Kennedy Center, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, ACT Seattle, Lincoln Center Education, Cornish College of the Arts, and LaGuardia Performing Arts Center.

He has worked as an instructor for over ten years and teaches at the UNC School of the Arts, Drama Summer Intensive. 

Samip is a member of the Actors Equity Association and holds a BFA from the University North Carolina School of the Arts. 

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Contact Samip

phone 866.202.0422 x705

 

What is your favorite moment in the training room?

It’s always when someone learns how captivating they can be when they allow their strengths to flourish. So many times, people discover something valuable they didn’t know was in them, and it’s brilliant to witness this encounter.

 

What do you consider your personal trademark as a trainer?

I truly believe that no two people are the same.

We certainly introduce a set of tools we believe anyone can apply. We have a standard vocabulary that simplifies this process for people. But the job doesn’t allow for me to simply copy and paste. The ways I engage with someone requires me to listen and be in the moment. Actors work tirelessly to rehearse and craft each moment of a performance with specificity, but it’s important they forget it all when the lights come up, so they experience each moment for the first time. I think the same applies to us coaches.

 

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?

Kobe! (Every time I crumple up a sheet of paper and throw it into a trashcan)