Sam Nerida is an independent theatre maker, producer, and award winning playwright, working and living in Perth (Boorloo) on Whadjuk Noongar boodja. They are also the producer and co-founder of Static Drive Co and a Simulation Specialist & Puppeteer for Murdoch University, as well as an arts educator for young people. Their play See You Next Tuesday won the inaugural award for Best New Writing from The Blue Room Theatre, as well as Best New Work and Best Independent Production at the 2019 PAWA Awards. Having graduated from WAAPA's Bachelor of Performing Arts with a major in Performance Making in 2015, they have since worked for The Blue Room Theatre as their Associate Producer (2018 - 2019), made several works with Static Drive Co, and worked as a performer, director and dramaturg with many independent companies including Maiden Voyage and Red Ryder. Sam has also participated in several programs and residencies, including with One Year Lease (NYC), Australian Theatre for Young People, Barking Gecko, Black Swan State Theatre Company, and Perth Festival.