Sam Hardie is a theatre maker and director from Fife whose work centres around play and community. She co runs award winning theatre company The PappyShow and has worked on shows including BOYS, GIRLS, CARE and What Do You See? as well as running workshops and programmes for the company around the UK.
She originally trained as an actor on the Acting: Collaborative Devised and Theatre Course at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. She currently is a Creative Practitioner for Stellar Quines new engagement programme Young Quines in Fife. Sam is also an Associate Artist at National Youth Theatre and has spent many years working with the company as well as teaching on their social inclusion courses Stepping Up and Playing Up. Sam has made work, directed and led community and engagement projects with organisations like The National Theatre Studio, ENO and Jackson’s Lane.
She has facilitated workshops and taught at educational institutions throughout the UK including Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, St Mary’s University Twickenham, Performing Arts Studio Scotland (PASS), UEL and Rose Bruford.
Sam was awarded the Nicole Kidman bursary from the MGC Futures charity last year.