Idaho Falls, ID
sambairdservices@gmail.com

My Experience

Education

Southern Utah University
Master of Arts, Arts Administration

Brigham Young University
Bachelor of Arts, Theatre Arts Studies

Affiliations:

Dramatists Guild (DG)

American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA)

New Play Exchange (NPX)

Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas (LMDA)

Bio

Hi! I’m Sam (she/her)! I’m an award-winning director and have worked in practically every area that theatre has to offer, all while remaining a part-time stay-at-home mom to my own little performer. I received a BA degree in Theatre Arts Studies from BYU in 2019 and an MA degree in Arts Administration from SUU in 2022. My passions are advocating for human rights and celebrating new works. Recent awards and recognitions include Best Director (for The Days Come and Go and Literally) at Avonlea Theater Company’s Six Feet Apart Festival in 2020 and selection of my ten-minute play Out There for production at the Utah New Works Theatre Project’s 2020 Utah New Works Ten (then promptly cancelled due to COVID-19). My current role as a ticket agent at the Idaho Falls Arts Council keeps me busily involved with the arts in my community. I am also serving as the board chair at An Other Theater Company in Provo, UT. When I’m not working on a theatre project I’m probably searching for my next one or watching Gilmore Girls.

Areas of Expertise

Feminism

Mental Illness

Anti-Racism

Pop Culture

Grief/Loss

Mormon History/Culture

Theatre for Young Audiences

Work Experience

ARTitorium on Broadway, Theater Teaching Associate (5/2022 – Present)

Idaho Falls Arts Council, Ticket Agent (9/2021 – Present)

Bay Area Playwrights Festival, National Committee (9/2022 – Present)

ARTitorium on Broadway, Associate (3/2022 – 7/2022)

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 Gallery Pages

Volunteer Experience

An Other Theater Company Board, Member and Chair (2022 – Present)

American Theatre Critics Association: Belonging, Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity Committee, Newsletter Editor and Secretary (2021 – 2022)

Ashland New Plays Festival Reading Committee (20/21)

Bay Area Playwrights Festival National Committee (19/20, 20/21)

“Drama Con: We Tell the Story” High School Chaperone (2020)

“Project Youth” Group Leader (2016, 2019)