Santiago Sosa is an Assistant Professor of voice and movement at UAB. He works around the country as a director, actor, voiceover actor, fight director, and voice & text coach. He earned a BFA from Texas State University and an MFA from the University of Wisconsin. Santiago has worked at American Players Theatre, Illinois Shakespeare Festival, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Writers Theatre, Island Shakespeare Festival, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Shakespeare Rep, Kansas City Rep, The Theater Bug, Kansas City Actors Theatre, Muse of Fire Shakespeare, Door Shakespeare, Forward Theatre, Definition Theatre, Nashville Children’s Theater, Nashville Rep, and Studio Tenn. He studied improv, comedy sketch writing, and standup at iO Chicago and has been certified in multiple weapons by the SAFD and DAI. He was the co-founder and artistic director of From the Branch Theatre Company for seven years. Santiago, recently served as an associate artist for the Nashville Shakespeare Festival for several years where he co-founded The School at Nashville Shakes, acted, directed, fight directed, text coached, costume designed, and worked as their Apprentice Company Director for 4 years. He has taught at Vanderbilt, Lipscomb, Belmont, Middle Tennessee State University, and, the University of Kansas. In the summer of 2022 Santiago will work as a voice and text coach, director, and Apprentice Company Director for the Great River Shakespeare Festival.