Sam Potter is a writer and director. She trained at Dartington College of Arts, Trinity College Dublin, the National Theatre and the RSC. As a director, she has worked at Hampstead Theatre, the Trafalgar Studios, the RSC, the National Theatre and Glyndebourne Opera.
Her debut play, MUCKY KID, which opened at Theatre 503 in 2013, earned her a Most Promising New Playwright Offie nomination and a place on the 2015 Channel 4 Playwrights’ Scheme.
In 2015/16 she was Papatango's Resident Playwright, supported by the BBC Performing Arts Fund, and was one of five writers invited to take part in the Tricycle's inaugural New Writers' Programme, NW6.
In 2017, she was appointed Writer in Residence at the North Wall in Oxford and her play CHARLIE CHARLIE reached the Top 40 of the Bruntwood Award and was longlisted for the Verity Bargate Award.
Writing credits include: METCALFE & SONS (Lamda long project), SOMEONE, SOMEWHERE (North Wall and Edinburgh Festival), HANNA (Arcola and UK Tour), THE SAME OLD, SAME OLD, SAME (Oxford School of Drama-Soho Theatre), DANIEL (New Plays Festival-Tricycle Theatre), TUESDAY PLAY (Daily Plays by Etch, Squint-The Pleasance Theatre), MUCKY KID (Theatre 503).
Sam was recently made an Associate Artist at The North Wall.