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My name is Sam Collier. I'm a playwright, poet, and theater artist. I'm originally from Washington, D.C., and I now write and teach in Chicago and northern Michigan. I am a 2017-18 member of the Goodman Playwrights Unit, where I'm working on a new play about the Bonus Army March of 1932. My other plays include Daisy Violet the Bitch Beast King (2017 Finalist, O'Neill National Playwrights Conference); Terrible Light (2017 Chicago Theatre Marathon); Silo Tree (2015 Iowa New Play Festival Production); thing with feathers; and Quiet, Witches.
My poems have appeared in Sixfold, Iron Horse Literary Review, Mortar Magazine, Liminal Stories Magazine, The Puritan, Prompt Press, and Guernica.
I have taught writing with 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 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. Currently, I'm the Writer-in-Residence with the National Writers Series in Traverse City, Michigan, where I teach in a high school creative writing program called Front Street Writers.
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