The Collective

Frequent collaborators and close friends, Samantha Ressler and Nathalie Love co-founded We the Women to create a safe and nurturing community for women in the arts and entertainment to share their voice and nurture their creativity.

They are thrilled to be producing and acting in We the Women’s first ever debut production of Women of Manhattan by John Patrick Shanley and hope to workshop new and existing material from this point forward. Feel free to submit work here.


Samantha Ressler

Actor / Producer & Co-Founder of we the women - "JUDY"

Samantha Ressler is an LA native and graduate of Brown University. She attended the Atlantic Acting School & London Dramatic Academy in addition to the conservatory training she received at Brown. As a creator of content, Sam created, wrote, starred in and produced "That's What She Said" which was acquired by Conde Nast Entertainment and released recently on their original channel, The Scene. She created and co-directed a short form documentary for Vice called "Strange Love." As an actress, she recently completed a run of "Blackbird" in the lead role of 'Una' at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in addition to "Closer" at The Ruby Theatre in Hollywood playing ‘Alice.’ Her Film and TV credits can be found here

As a human and woman, she is thrilled to launch her passion project “We The Women” and hopes to do many more events like this in the future.



Nathalie Love

actor / producer & Co-Founder of we the women- "BILLIE"

Nathalie Love is a woman and actress. She hopes to keep exploring and growing as a person, as an actress and believes that art is the path towards hope and healing. She looks forward to continuing to create in the future with collaborations like this one.

Nathalie was most recently seen in the feature film 20TH CENTURY WOMEN alongside Elle Fanning and Annette Bening. Her film SOUTHBOUND premiered at Toronto International Film Festival and AFI in 2015. Conde Nast entertainment just bought her digital series, THAT’S WHAT SHE SAID, which Nathalie starred and produced with friend, collaborator and co star in this production of Woman of Manhattan - Samantha Ressler.  For additional credits go to here.

She is so grateful for this incredible community of strong, intelligent, supportive women who have come together to make this play and event possible. To Dan her fiancé and her amazing friends and family. She thanks you for being the greatest support. She hopes you enjoy the show! 


The Event Team