I'm a playwright, director & youth theatre practionaire.
In January 2021 I received an arts council DYCP grant to develop a new way of working which will use relaxed theatre principles as an artistic stimulus. The new practice will form the basis for a new east midlands touring company, The Tomfool Ensemble.
As a playwright I'm working with the Nottingham Playhouse, Arena Theatre Wolverhampton & In Good Company to develop a number of plays. i have also recently had a radio play, 'We are in this Love Story', staring Sarah Gordy, produced by Rural Media and BBC Arts.
I'm currently the resident director of Eton College. I was previously the resident director of the Oxford Playhouse & Magdalen College School.
I am an associate of New Perspectives Theatre Company and a Graeae Beyond member.
My work endeavours to be formally experimental while accessible to everyone. it is often inspired by personal experience of being rural working-class and neurodiverse. I am also interested in professional wrestling, indie / retro gaming, and border collies.
If you would like to know more about me or my work than please look at my cv (link below) or email me samsonharryhawkins(at)gmail.com