Sammy Pontello is a first year MFA Acting Candidate at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Originally from Central Florida, they spent the last two seasons working with Florida Studio Theatre touring in TYA around the state, teaching acting and playwrighting, and working as an actor, director, and dramaturg in New Play Development. Prior to FST, Sammy also worked at the Orlando Shakes in New Play Development. He is thrilled to be joining the Clarence Brown Theatre community. IG: @sjpactor | sammypontello.com