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Sam Chanse

Sam Chanse

2019-2020 Venturous Playwright Fellow

Sam Chanse is the author of Trigger, The Opportunities of Extinction, Fruiting Bodies, The Other Instinct, What You Are Now, Lydia’s Funeral Video,and Asian American Jesus. Her work has been developed with The Lark, Ma-Yi Theater, Cherry Lane, Leviathan Lab, Ars Nova, and Ensemble Studio Theater/Sloan Project, and is published by Kaya Press (Lydia’s Funeral Video) and TCG (The Kilroys List). 

She is a resident playwright of New Dramatists, a member of the Ma-Yi Writers Lab, and a Lark Venturous Fellow.

A former fellow at MacDowell, Cherry Lane Mentor Project, Rita Goldberg Playwrights’ Workshop at The Lark, Sundance Theatre Institute, and Playwrights Realm, she has also received residencies from Djerassi, Tofte Lake Center, Merrimack Repertory Theatre, and SPACE on Ryder Farm. Commissions include Ensemble Studio Theatre/Sloan, Ma-Yi/the Flea, Second Generation, Leviathan, and the San Francisco Arts Commission. She is an alumna of Ars Nova’s Play Group, the Civilians R&D Group, and The Lark’s New York Stage & Film Vassar Retreat. 

She has taught writing and theater at Columbia University, NYU, and the Performing Arts Workshop, among other places, and served for some years as artistic director of Kearny Street Workshop.

last edited 5/13/2019

Sam Chanse Events
what you are now
The Other Instinct
Rita Goldberg Playwrights' Workshop Reading Series 2017
Playwrights' Week 2017
The Opportunities of Extinction
Fruiting Bodies
Monument (Four Sisters)
Monument (4 Sisters)
Roundtable: Sam Chanse
Roundtable: Sam Chanse