Live Chat with Sam Hamashima

Sam Hamashima is a playwright and interdisciplinary artist. His plays include American Spies and Other Homegrown Fables, Good Intentions, Heat Wave, and Finding Earth. Sam’s work has been produced and/or developed by John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, National Queer Theater, The Hub Theatre, Wall to Wall Theatre Festival, and the University of Michigan. Selected poems and slams can be found in Solos Literary Magazine. Awards include Roy W. Cowden Fellowship, the Dennis McIntyre Prize, Kennedy Center Undergraduate Playwrights’ Workshop, and the coveted Hopwood Award in Drama at the University of Michigan. U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts (Semifinalist), YoungArts Theater Winner. Member and Founder: Asian College Theatre Ensemble (ACTE).

Credits include Playwrights Horizon’s Off-Broadway revival of Comfort Women: A New Musical (Mr. Komino, Matsui u/s), Studio Theatre’s Vietgone (Nhan u/s), Music Theatre Wichita’s 2017 Summer Stock season incl. Thoroughly Modern Millie (Ching Ho), Newsies, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, and Hairspray, and University of Michigan’s The Little Mermaid (Chef Louis). Awards include National YoungArts Foundation Silver Award in Musical Theatre, National High School Musical Theatre Awards (Nominee), and the Triangle Rising Star Award. For more infromation visit

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