After developing the show through the Fall of 2017 and performing in several venues across Philadelphia, Sam will be joining George & Co as a performer/creator in this new adaptation of Hamlet made in response to the election of 2016. From his five minute improvised monologue at the top of show to his final direct address death monologue, this show is not one to miss
Sam is starring in the newest play from Pulitzer Nominee Bryn Manion about the fall of Troy. Predominantly told from the perspective of the women of Troy, Sam portrays the impetuous Prince Paris in this retelling of The Iliad.
Sam will be taking part in The New Black Fest's staged reading of Jonathan Payne's new play Brother Rabbit. The reading is in collaboration with The Lark play development center and shares in The Lark's rich tradition of groundbreaking theater
This Spring into Summer, Sam will be performing in the west coast premiere of Chelsea Marcantel's new play Airness (Humana 2017). Sam plays Golden Thunder, a civil rights air guitarist with a heart as warm as his stage name. Make Air Not War!
Sam's latest play, in collaboration with Actor/writer Tabatha Gayle, will have it's NYC debut at the off-Broadway venue Ars Nova (artistic birth place of Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812). Their play, Misogynoir, will be part of Ars Nova's ANT Festival. This is the third artisitic collaboration of 2018 for Sam, including his performing/creating of Mission Hamlet through George+Co. and his work with The New Collectives and their residency at IRT Theater downtown (Life Brief & Glorious).
Sam will be performing in Stephen Massicotte's The Jedi Handbook at the Adirondack Theater Festival in Upstate New York. As a huge Star Wars nerd, Sam is excited to live out his dreams performing as Darth Vader and the entire Imperial Army!
Along with taking a slight break to develop his two next plays to debut in 2019, Sam has been invited to speak in DC at the 2018 Empower Conference. An entire conference dedicated to inviting leaders from around the country to discuss the East African experience in America and where the future lies for one of America's largest black migrant groups. Sam will be specifically speaking about Youth Empowerment and its intersection with his experience as a first generation Ethiopian-American.
Sam is making a return to B Street Theater to once again play in the inaugural season for their new $30 million theater complex. He will be playing Vic in 2017 Pulitzer winner Martyna Majok's Ironbound.
In a revamp of Joe Dowling’s (former AD of the Guthrie Theatre) smash production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Sam is gleefully stepping into the role of Puck. He is beyond excited to jump into this dream role and can’t wait to spend the holiday season in Chicago!