Sam Silbiger is a playwright from Philadelphia, based in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Their plays include Six Years Old (Corkscrew Festival, Bushwick Starr), Pound (Finalist for Playwrights Week @ The Lark), The Geologist, Minor Triad (Sitka Fellows Program, Sitka, AK), and Polycule (Little Theater @ Dixon Place.) They have helped develop new work with organizations including Soho Rep, Ars Nova, Target Margin Theater, WP Theater, The Bushwick Starr, This Is Not A Theater Company, and many wonderful + brilliant independent artists. As a director, they adapted the Theban Plays into Antigonie (The Secret Theater), as well as turned Martin Luther’s signature document into The 95 Theses (The Tank, chashama). They also arrange songs, write monologues, and perform with the band Go Home. They have traveled to Romania and Hungary as a fellow of the Center for International Theatre Development, as well as to Sitka, AK as a writer-in-residence with the Sitka Fellows Program. A graduate of New York University with a degree in Dramatic Literature and Performance Studies, Sam currently works for Dramatists Play Service.
Six Years Old will be available for licensing through DPS and for purchase in a neat little acting edition. More details to come!
"Six Years Old is a gem of a play… special and different... [it] treats all its characters, including the fascinating children, evenhandedly and with an odd dignity making the play a vivid character study." - TheaterScene.net