Instructor of Creative Writing, Interlochen Arts Camp
M.F.A., Playwriting, University of Iowa; B.A., Theater, Middlebury College
Sam Collier is a playwright, poet, and theater artist who grew up in Washington D.C. and has since lived in seven other cities. Her play Silo Tree will be presented by Theatre NOVA in the Michigan Playwrights Festival in October 2019. Her other plays have been developed or produced by the Goodman Theatre Playwrights Unit, Ground & Field Theatre Festival, Last Frontier Theatre Conference, the Chicago Theatre Marathon, PTP/NYC, New Ground Theater, and Theater Nyx. Her poems have appeared in What Rough Beast, Iron Horse Literary Review, Mortar MagazineThe Puritan,Guernica, and elsewhere. Sam has taught writing for young people of all ages, including with Cornell College, the Iowa Young Writers Project, Young Playwrights' Theater, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Imagination Stage, and the University of Iowa. She is the 2017-19 Writing Fellow with the National Writers Series of Traverse City.