About

Education

Southern Utah University
M.A. Candidate, Arts Administration

Brigham Young University
B.A., Theatre Arts Studies

Affiliations:

  • Dramatists Guild (DG)
  • Playwrights’ Center (PWC)
  • American Association of Community Theatre (AACT)
  • American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA)
  • New Play Exchange (NPX)
  • American Theatre and Drama Society (ATDS)
  • Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas (LMDA)

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Bio

Samantha (she/her/hers) is an award-winning director who has worked in practically every area that theatre has to offer, all while remaining a stay-at-home mom to one sweet little munchkin. She has a BA degree in Theatre Arts Studies from BYU where she focused her studies on directing and dramaturgy. She is currently an MA candidate at SUU in the Arts Administration program. Her passions are advocating for human rights and celebrating new works. She won Best Director (for The Days Come and Go and Literally) at Avonlea Theater Company’s Six Feet Apart Festival and her ten-minute play Out There has been selected for production at the Utah New Works Theatre Project’s 2020 Utah New Works Ten. When she’s not working on a theatre project she’s probably searching for her next one or watching Gilmore Girls.

Areas of Expertise

Directing

Playwriting

Arts Education

Audio Transcription

Dramaturgy

Arts Journalism

Public Speaking

Audio Editing

Work Experience

  • Onstage Blog Freelance Writer (10/2020 – Present)
  • Front Row Reviewers (fka FRR Utah), Reviewer (6/2018 – 8/2020), Editor (7/2018 – 6/2019), Executive Secretary (2/2019 – 6/2019)

Production Experience

See “Let’s Work Together” Pages for more information.

Volunteer Experience

  • Ashland New Plays Festival Reading Committee (20/21)
  • Bay Area Playwrights Festival National Committee (20/21)
  • “Drama Con: We Tell the Story” High School Chaperone (2020)
  • Bay Area Playwrights Festival National Committee (19/20)
  • “Project Youth” Group Leader (2019)
  • “Project Youth” Group Leader (2016)

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