Samantha Macher 

Education

  • M.F.A Hollins University, Playwriting- 2012
  • B.A. University of Virginia, Religious Studies and Philosophy- 2008

Experience

  • Visiting Professor of Theater, Hollins University, Roanoke, VA, Summer, 2015
  • Playwright-in-Residence, SkyPilot Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, 2010-Present
  • Workshop Leader, Determined to Succeed, Los Angeles, CA, 2011-2014
  • Latin, Philosophy and World Religions Teacher, Middleburg Academy, Middleburg, VA 2009-2011


Presentations

  • Moderator: “2015 Festival of Student Work”- The Lyceum in Alexandria, VA in association with the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA- February, 2015
  • Guest Artist: “Writing a Monologue from Personal Experience”- University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, October 2014
  • Panelist: Various, C3 Conference at Hollins University, Roanoke, VA, October 2014
  • Guest Lecturer: “Translating Art to Career”, Tesseract Theatre, St. Louis, Missouri, March 2013
  • Panelist: “Bridging the Generation Gap”- Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights Summer, 2012


Publications

Awards

  • "Film of the Year"- NOVA Film Festival- Last Pyramid, 2015
  • “Best Short Documentary” Winner NOVA Film Festival- Last Pyramid, 2015
  • “NOVA Award” runner-up- NOVA Film Festival- Last Pyramid, 2015
  • “Official Selection” Independent Boston Film Festival- Last Pyramid, 2015
  • “Official Selection” Granite State Film Festival- Last Pyramid, 2015
  • “Official Selection” New Haven Film Festival- Last Pyramid, 2015
  • “Official Selection” Florida Movie Festival- Last Pyramid, 2015
  • “Best World Premiere Play” Stage Scene LA 2012 – War Bride
  • “Reva Shiner Comedy Writing Award” Finalist, Bloomington Playwright’s Project 2011- Arctic Circle
  • “Dolce Revolution Playwriting Award” Finalist, Dolce Revolution Theater, DC 2011- Arctic Circle
  •  “Spectrum Theater 24 Hour Playwriting Contest” Winner 2010- Hand Job Thursday at the KY Corral
  • “Delauney Prize for Excellence in Playwriting” Winner 2008- Folks Like You


Theatrical Productions (Playwright)

2016

  • The Arctic Circle *and a recipe for Swedish Pancakes- University of Virginia Dir. Doug Grissom


2015

  • To the New Girl: Sound Advice for my Former Husband's Wife or Mistress- Foundlings Theatre, Chicago, IL Dir. Cheryl Snodgrass


2014

  • This is Banned-- A Theatre Connection, Los Angeles, CA ​Dir. Jonathan Price; JR Esposito
  • The Proposal- A ten-minute play, SkyPilot Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
  • To the New Girl… A benefit for TAPS Sabrina House, Roanoke, VA Dir. Cheryl Snodgrass
  • Aesop Refabled: KICK Performance Group, Naremburn, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA
  • Aesop Refabled: Irma School Irma, Alberta, CANADA
  • Aesop Refabled: Reflect Productions London, ENGLAND
  • When I was your God, Sacred Fools Theatre Company, Los Angeles, CA

2013

  • The Arctic Circle, Klepto Theatre Company, Los Angeles, CA Dir. McKerrin Kelly
  • To the New Girl…A benefit for TAPS Sabrina House, Roanoke, VA Dir. Cheryl Snodgrass
  • To the New Girl...Tesseract Theatre, St. Louis, MO Dir. Brittany Boado
  • Iceberg to Nowhere, Tesseract Theatre, St. Louis, MO
  • O Holy Nite, Fridge Door Live Theatre Company Mount Brydges, ON, Canada
  • The Warrior's Belt, Fridge Door Live Theatre Company Mount Brydges, ON, Canada
  • Aesop Refabled, Alconbury Middle/High School, Alconbury, ENGLAND
  • Aesop Refabled, Northeast High School, Pasadena, MD
  • Aesop Refabled, Archbishop Spalding High School, Severn, MD
  • Aesop Refabled, Burlington Christian Academy, Burlington, NC
  • Requiem for a Bud, Sacred Fools Theatre Company, Los Angeles, CA
  • This Used to be My Buffet, Sacred Fools Theatre Company, Los Angeles, CA


2012

  • War Bride, SkyPilot Theatre Company, Los Angeles, CA, Dir. Nancy Dobbs Owen
  • The Arctic Circle, Playwright's Lab at Hollins University, Roanoke, VA Dir. Bob Moss
  • The Arctic Circle,  Playwright's Lab at Hollins University, Playwrights Horizons, New York NY Dir. Bob Moss
  • To the New Girl, Studio Roanoke, Roanoke, VA Dir. Cheryl Snodgrass
  • Good Intentions, Young Actors Studio, North Hollywood, CA Dir. Jeff Alan-Lee
  • Election Day, Spider Island, Red Eye Coast-to-Coast Playwriting Festival (Various)
  • Baked Alaska, Monthly One-Act Festival, SkyPilot Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
  • Iceberg to Nowhere, Monthly One-Act Festival, SkyPilot Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
  • The Warrior's Belt, Monthly One-Act Festival, SkyPilot Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
  • First Flight, SkyPilot Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
  • Wankan Tanka, Sacred Fools Theatre Company, Los Angeles, CA


2011

  • To the New Girl, SkyPilot Theatre, Los Angeles, CA Dir. Jeanette Farr-Harkins
  • To the New Girl, Manhattan Repertory Theatre, New York, NY Dir. Ben Kawaller
  • Special Collections, Mill Mountain Theatre, Roanoke, VA Dir. Bob Moss
  • Zombie Chix, Sacred Fools Theatre Company, Los Angeles, CA
  • Iceberg to Nowhere, Manhattan Repertory Theatre, New York, NY
  • Iceberg to Nowhere, Theatre of NOTE, Los Angeles, CA
  • Beautiful Princess Megan Tries to get Fired from the Video Palace, SkyPilot Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
  • Iceberg to Nowhere, Middleburg Academy, Middleburg, VA
  • O Holy Nite, Middleburg Academy, Middleburg, VA


Producing

  • "So Whose Fault is it, Then?" The Podcast Game Show- Bird Champagne Productions- 2015
  • 2015 Festival of Student Work- The Lyceum in Alexandria, VA in association with the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA- February, 2015
  • Last Pyramid- Documentary Film commissioned by the Epilepsy Foundation, 2014, Executive Producers, Greg Grunberg; Brad Savage
  • This is Banned, A Theatre Connection, North Hollywood, CA 2014
  • Ten Minute Benders, SkyPilot Theatre, Los Angeles, CA 2014
  • Klepto-Mania! Klepto Theatre Company, 2013
  • Kong: A Goddamn Thirty Foot Gorilla, SkyPilot Theatre, Los Angeles, CA 2012
  • SkyPilot Theatre Monthly One-Act Series, Los Angeles, CA 2012
  • Weyward Sisters Productions, Resident Producer 2012-2014
  • Board Member , SkyPilot Theatre Company, Los Angeles, CA 2013-2014


Set Design

  • Nancy Kerrigan/Tonya Harding 1994 Museum, Consultant- Brooklyn, NY 2015
  • The Matador- Mill Mountain Theater (Waldron Stage)- Roanoke, VA 2013


Costume or Puppetry Design

  • Winchester, Consultant- A Theatre Connection, Los Angeles, CA 2014
  • The Matador- Klepto Theatre Company Los Angeles, CA 2013
  • The Matador- Mill Mountain Theater (Waldron Stage)- Roanoke, VA 2013
  • Kong: A Goddamn 30 Foot Gorilla, (Puppets) SkyPilot Theatre, Los Angeles, CA 2012


Directing

  • Ten Minute Benders, SkyPilot Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
  • Plane Talk, SkyPilot Theatre, Los Angeles, CA


Acting

  • Kong: A Goddamn Thirty Foot Gorilla- Various Parts- By Adam Hahn Dir. Jaime Robledo
  • Earthbound- Brickle- By Adam Hahn, Jonathan Price and Chana Wise Dir. Christian Levatino