Artist Bio

Sam Collier

(Bio as of June 2023)

Sam Collier is a playwright, poet, and theater artist. Her play Daisy Violet the Bitch Beast King was a finalist for the O’Neill Theater Center’s 2017 National Playwright Conference. Other plays include Silo Tree, thing with feathers, and Quiet, Witches. Her work has also been developed by the Last Frontier Theatre Conference, the Chicago Theatre Marathon, PTP/NYC, The Make Ready, Horse & Cart, Theater Nyx, New Ground Theatre, and the UNESCO Cities’ Play Festival. Her poems have appeared in The Puritan, Sixfold, Iron Horse Literary Review, Mortar Magazine, Guernica, and elsewhere. She has taught writing with Front Street Writers, Cornell College, Young Playwrights’ Theater, Imagination Stage, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Combined Efforts Theater, and The University of Iowa. She has held fellowships and residencies with the National Writers Series, the Iowa Lakeside Laboratory, the Bread Loaf Writers Conference, the National Theatre Institute, and the Folger Shakespeare Library. Sam holds an MFA in playwriting from the Iowa Playwrights Workshop