Idaho Falls, ID

My Experience


Hi! I’m Sam (she/her/hers)! I am an award-winning director who has experience in nearly every area that theatre has to offer, all while remaining a stay-at-home mom to one sweet little munchkin. I have a BA degree in Theatre Arts Studies from BYU where I focused my studies on directing and dramaturgy. Currently I am an MA candidate at SUU in the Arts Administration program. My passions are advocating for human rights and celebrating new works. I won Best Director (for The Days Come and Go and Literally) at Avonlea Theater Company’s Six Feet Apart Festival and my ten-minute play Out There was selected for production at the Utah New Works Theatre Project’s 2020 Utah New Works Ten (and promptly cancelled due to COVID-19). When I’m not working on a theatre project I’m probably searching for my next one or watching Gilmore Girls.

Areas of Expertise


Mental Illness


Pop Culture


Mormon History

Theatre for Young Audiences

Work Experience

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

American Theatre Critics Association: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee (2021-Present)

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)