Sam is a theatre director. He is the Associate Director (International) at the Royal Court. From 2010 to 2012, he was the New Writing Associate at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester. He was the winner of the JMK Award for Directors in 2012.
Theatre includes: The Mysteries (Royal Exchange, Manchester); Pity (Royal Court); Grimly Handsome (Royal Court); B (Royal Court); Pygmalion (Headlong/West Yorkshire Playhouse/Nuffield Theatre/National Tour); There Has Possibly Been An Incident (Royal Exchange, Manchester/Soho/St. Stephens Edinburgh/Theatertreffen, Berlin); Fireface (Young Vic); Galka Motalka (Royal Exchange, Manchester).