Samantha Gelnaw Lang 

Director (Rising Stars)

Samantha Gelnaw Lang is a teaching artist, director, and actress in the NY/NJ area. She started the musical theatre program at Lois Allen School of the Dance, where she teaches various youth theater classes in addition to directing all theatrical performances. 

Samantha graduated from Manhattanville College in 2010 and holds bachelor of arts degrees in both theatre performance and creative and professional writing studies. Samantha has appeared in numerous film and television productions and is a proud member of the Screen Actors Guild Union (SAG-AFTRA). 

Samantha loves teaching and sharing her love for acting and singing with her students. She believes that theater should be fun, collaborative, and about story-telling. Samantha is over-the-moon excited to be working with OnStage Theater Camp again this summer as a director. She cannot wait to help guide her campers as they discover and create a magical show. One of the many joys of working with kids in theater is seeing their sense of wonder and play within song, dance, and script. Samantha is very excited to share that experience with everyone at OSTC.