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My name is Sam Collier. I'm a playwright, poet, and theater artist. I'm currently living in midcoast Maine, where I teach literature and writing at Unity College.
My plays include Daisy Violet the Bitch Beast King (2019 Urbanite Theatre Modern Works Festival; 2018 UC Davis Ground & Field Festival; 2018 Last Frontier Theatre Conference; 2017 Finalist, O’Neill National Playwrights Conference); thing with feathers (2019 Women’s Theatre Festival); Silo Tree (2019 Michigan Playwrights’ Festival at Theatre NOVA); and A Hundred Circling Camps (2017-18 Goodman Playwrights Unit commission).
My poems have appeared in What Rough Beast, Sixfold, Iron Horse Literary Review, Mortar Magazine, Liminal Stories Magazine, The Puritan, Prompt Press, and Guernica.
I have taught writing with Interlochen Center for the Arts, Front Street Writers, Northwestern Michigan College For Kids, Cornell College, the University of Iowa, Indiana Repertory Theater, the Iowa Youth Writing Project, Young Playwrights Theater, and Imagination Stage. I have held residencies and fellowships with the National Writers Series, the Iowa Lakeside Lab, the Bread Loaf Writers Conference, NTI Theatermakers, and the Folger Shakespeare Library. I hold an MFA in playwriting from the University of Iowa, where I was a 2015-16 Provost's Visiting Writer.
I co-host the podcast Becketts’s Babies with my pal Sarah Cho.
Visit my page at the New Play Exchange.