Tori Sampson

Tori Sampson


Playwrights debut. Tori is a Minneapolis-based playwright originally from Boston. Her plays include If Pretty Hurts Ugly Must Be a Muhfucka, This Land Was Made, Cadillac Crew, Where Butterflies Go in the Winter and Some Bodies Travel. Her work has been developed at Great Plains National Theater Conference, Berkeley Rep’s The Ground Floor residency program, Victory Gardens’ Ignition festival and Ubuntu Theater. Tori is a 2017 Playwright’s Center Jerome Fellow. Two of Tori’s plays appeared on the 2017 Kilroys List and she received an Honorable Mention from the 2016 Relentless Award. She was the Kennedy Center’s 2017 Paula Vogel Playwright and second-place Lorraine Hansberry recipient. She was a 2017 finalist for the Alliance Theater’s Kendeda Prize. Tori is currently working on commissions from the Atlantic Theater Company, Berkeley Rep and Yale Rep. She holds a BS in sociology from Ball State University and an MFA in playwriting from Yale School of Drama.

Appears in
If Pretty Hurts Ugly Must Be a Muhfucka