Born and raised in Washington D.C., Sam Sherman (they/he) is an actor, director, poet, and teaching artist. While studying acting at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Sam served as a member of ArtistCorps, an initiative of UNCSA’s Office of Community Engagement, where they provided arts instruction, integration, and exposure for students attending Title I schools in the Winston-Salem area. After graduating with a BFA in Acting in 2020, Sam moved to New York in order to complete a Kenan Fellowship with Lincoln Center Education, where they continued to develop their own approach to teaching artistry and devised theatre. His recent projects include Variations on a Blueprint, an original devised performance created in collaboration with LCE, that addressed the nature of large, well-funded cultural institutions and how their resources might be redistributed to further equity among the city’s marginalized populations. Sam also briefly returned to Washington to assist Carey Perloff in directing Home?, a new play by Hend Ayoub and produced by Voices Festival Productions, which illustrated the life of a Palestinian woman and her journey to become an actor whilst facing discrimination.
Sam is dedicated to deconstructing the arts as we know them, building community through theater, and making others laugh. They are thrilled to be joining Brooklyn Acting Lab as a teaching artist, and are eager to share and learn from both students and colleagues alike.