Summer Theater Workshop Faculty & Staff

Instructors vary depending on the session and show

Summer 2022 bios coming in the spring!


Samantha (Samm) Bower

Owner & Artistic Director

Born and raised in Sudbury, MA, Samm has been coaching young performers for nearly twenty years.  In 1998, as a freshman in high school, Samm founded The Friends of Broadway, a traveling musical group that performs at venues all over the country.  FOB has donated hundreds of performances to nursing homes, hospitals, and to charities like The Jimmy Fund and the Make-A-Wish Foundation and celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2018.  It was through the work with FOB that Samm discovered her passion and purpose: working with young people in theater.  In addition to FOB, Samm is the founder of Metrowest Family Theater and has directed over 25 musicals and plays since 2000.  After graduating from Wagner College with a B.A. in Theater Education, Samm created TPAC as a way to bring theater to  the community and beyond.  In addition to her work with FOB, MFT, and TPAC, Samm has collaborated with Rounder Records (Girl Authority, Executive Producer) and SteveSongs on various recording projects in the children's music industry.  Over the years, Samm's students have appeared in regional theater, in national recording/commercial/film/TV projects, on national tours and on Broadway.  She has recently enjoyed freelance writing for Dance Life Teacher Magazine.

In her free time, Samm currently serves as the president of HOPEsudbury, an organization dedicated to engaging the people of Sudbury in community-wide efforts to provide humanitarian aid to people in need, both at home and abroad.  Samm is an active comedic improviser in the Boston area.  She is mom to three wonderful boys, James, 7, Miles, 5, and baby Lucas!  She is grateful to collaborate on many TPAC projects with her husband, John Bower, a vocal coach and music director at the studio. 

Currently, Samm teaches classes to all ages at the studio from our youngest in our Little Limelight Program all the way to adults!  She frequently teaches master classes and directs our sister groups, Metrowest Family Theater and The Friends of Broadway.  Samm's favorite part about theater education is building self-esteem and confidence in her students and watching them soar on stage.  She is extremely grateful and honored to be a part of your performing arts journey!