Welcome! Thanks for visiting my website.
My name is Sam Collier. I'm a playwright, poet, and theater artist. I'm originally from Washington, D.C., and I currently live in northern Michigan.
Most recently, I was the 2017-19 Writing Fellow with the National Writers Series of Traverse City, where I taught in a high school creative writing program called Front Street Writers.
My plays include thing with feathers (2019 Women’s Theatre Festival); Silo Tree (2019 Michigan Playwrights’ Festival at Theatre NOVA); Daisy Violet the Bitch Beast King (2018 UC Davis Ground & Field Festival; 2018 Last Frontier Theatre Conference; 2017 Finalist, O’Neill National Playwrights Conference); 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, 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 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.
Visit my page at the New Play Exchange.