Sam Potter

Sam trained at Dartington College of Arts, Trinity College Dublin, the NT and the RSC. As a director she has worked at Hampstead Theatre, the RSC, NT and Glyndebourne Opera. She is currently the Literary Associate at Headlong.

She received a Most Promising New Playwright Offie nomination for her debut play, Mucky Kid, which opened at Theatre 503 in 2013.

Sam is currently Papatango's Resident Playwright, supported by the BBC Performing Arts Fund. She is also delighted to have been awarded a place on the Channel 4 Playwrights' Scheme and the Tricycle’s NW6 project.

London (Greater London)

Lisa Foster
Alan Brodie Representation
Paddock Suite
The Courtyard

55 Charterhouse Street

London EC1M 6HA
Tel: 020 7253 6226
Fax: 020 7183 7999


Sam's debut play, MUCKY KID, for which she received a Most Promising New Playwright Offie nomination, opened at Theatre 503 in November 2013. Prior to writing, Sam worked extensively as a director, training at the RSC and NT. Previous directing credits include: TU I TERAZ: HERE AND NOW (Hampstead Theatre, Nuffield Theatre, Colchester Mercury), BREATHING CORPSES (Theatre Souk), SH*T-MIX (Trafalgar Studios), SNOWBOUND (Trafalgar Studios), IN SPITTING DISTANCE (NT Platform), PEAPICKERS (Eastern Angles), HEROES (National Theatre Education Tour), COSI FAN TUTTE (Glyndebourne- Revival Director), ARDEN OF FAVERSHAM (White Bear Theatre), THE HEAD OF RED O'BRIEN (Oran Mor- Glasgow), A SEXUAL CONGRESS (NT Platform) and DON JUAN COMES BACK FROM THE WAR (Courtyard Theatre). She was the Literary Manager at Out of Joint from 2011-2013. 

Books, Childrens Writing, Theatre