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Saint Joan of the Stockyards

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On the Horizon

After a great run of Solarplexus: An Alternative Energy Play at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Birdbrains in New York City, and a covid-safe drive-through performance of Missing 411: Into the Void at the Upper Jay Arts Center in the Adirondacks, I graduated from the University of the Arts/Pig Iron Theatre Company's MFA program. I'm now working as Irondale's Director of Education. 

Solarplexus: An Alternative Energy Play

Who Are You Sam?

I'm an actor, teaching artist, and producer based in Brooklyn. I'm a company member with the Irondale Ensemble Project and have acted in Irondale's productions of Saint Joan of the Stockyards, 1599 Project, and Life of Galileo. I also work as Irondale's Director of Education. I graduated with an M.F.A. in Devised Performance from the Pig Iron School.


As a teaching artist, I've taught in schools across Brooklyn and Queens; I've co-directed Irondale's Junior Company, a middle-school ensemble that meets weekly at Irondale's beautiful space in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, and I've also worked with high-school STEM students, playing improv games to improve communication skills and ensure that our future scientific leaders are able to clearly explain what their work means and why it's important.


I've served as a facilitator for six rounds of To Protect, Serve and Understand, a partnership between Irondale and the NYPD. Each round of the project brings 7 community members and 7 NYPD officers together for 10 4-hour improv training sessions, each beginning with a home-cooked meal. Every workshop culminates in an original and spontaneous public performance. 


Whether I'm working onstage or in the classroom, all of these experiences feed and inform each other.  Theater elevates the conversation around questions and ideas difficult to discuss elsewhere, allowing us to express ourselves in ways we might otherwise think impossible. It is a privilege to be able to teach and facilitate so that others can have their own unique connection to what theater is capable of accomplishing.

1599 Project



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