SAMBA PATHAK is a stage manager, production manager, marketer, and producer born and raised in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area. Samba graduated from George Mason University with a degree in Theatre.
Working in the stage management and design sector, Samba's recent work includes 'Stage Manager' for The Road to the End (DC Capital Fringe Festival, dir. Megan Gray Lederman), The Hunchback of Seville (Mason School of Theater, dir. Carlos Murillo), Midsummer Rekindled (Mason School of Theater, dir. Catherine Flye), The Boy Detective Fails (Mason School of Theater, dir. Erin Driscoll Gardiner), Sub Assistant Stage Manager for In the Heights (NextStop Theatre Company, dir. Elena Velasco), and 'Projections Designer' for The Mountaintop (NextStop Theatre Company, dir. Kevin McAllister).
Recently, Samba was the Interim Marketing/Publicity Manager and House Manager for NextStop Theatre Company. He led marketing initiatives, developed publicity materials, and designed a new website for the company. Samba was also the Assistant Production Manager for George Mason University's School of Theater, working on multi-project management for nine productions a year. Samba still maintains his roots to George Mason, joining the instructional team as a production mentor for Stage Management students.
Additionally, with his love for non-profit management and administration, Samba serves as the Administrative Operations Specialist for the Mason and Partners (MAP) Free Health Clinic and Program Manager for Mason College of Public Health's CDC Public Health AmeriCorps program.