February 24, 2020   by Casey Mink for BACKSTAGE

Director Sammi Cannold had been entertaining a career in theater, but she remembers the exact moment when the prospect shifted from pipe dream to reality—not because her mind changed but because she saw the industry starting to do so.

“A critical turning point for me was when Diane Paulus won the Tony for directing ‘Pippin. I was interning for the Tony Awards that year and I was standing at the back of the house and I watched her win and I was like, ‘Woah! I look like her! I see that I can do this.’ I don’t know that I would have had that moment if I had not seen someone that looked like me.”

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Categories: 2019/20 Season and Artist Interviews. Tags: Endlings and Sammi Cannold.