Sam Wilson


Sam Wilson has previously been published for her journalism in Arts Hub and Beat, for her poetry in fourWtwenty and the University of Newcastle’s Mascara Literary Review. She won New York Public Radio Studio 360’s Short short story competition with The Fourth Dog, and was Runner Up in Right Now’s Human Rights Short Story Competition with Short Story Ideas About Violence. She has worked as a director and dramaturg on various independent theatre productions. She currently chairs the board for community arts organisation Many Moons.

SNAFU Theatre: May Jasper and Sam Wilson founded SNAFU Theatre in 2002, collaborating to produce eight original theatre pieces, all directed by Wilson. Early productions include Love, Coincidence, Death’s Variety Hour, and Month of Sundays (all written by Jasper). In 2008 the company began experimenting with guided improvisation with actors, leading to the realistic dialogue and unconventional structure of shows like The Beginning of the End, Saturday Afternoon Soap Opera, and Ten Months in a Cold Town. Jasper and Wilson have also co-written two shows, The Dead Air and Murder at Warrabah House which had critically acclaimed seasons at Studio 246 in Melbourne, Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2011, and at La Mama Courthouse in 2012.

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