Sam Gold is a Tony Award-winning director based in Brooklyn, NY. His Broadway credits include King Lear; A Doll’s House, Part 2 (Tony Award nomination); The Glass Menagerie; Fun Home (Tony Award); The Real Thing; The Realistic Joneses; Picnic; Seminar. Recent productions include: The Secret Life of Bees (Atlantic Theatre Company); Hamlet (The Public); Othello (New York Theatre Workshop); The Flick (Barrow Street Theatre, Playwrights Horizons, National Theatre; Lortel Award nomination); The Glass Menagerie (Toneelgroep Amsterdam); John (Signature Theatre; Obie Award, Lortel and Drama Desk Award nominations); The Village Bike (MCC); Uncle Vanya (Soho Repertory Theatre; Drama Desk nomination); The Realistic Joneses (Yale Repertory Theatre); The Cradle Will Rock (Encores! Off-Center); Kin (Playwrights Horizons); The Big Meal (Playwrights Horizons;Lortel Award); Look Back in Anger (Roundabout Theatre Company; Lortel nomination); Circle Mirror Transformation (Playwrights Horizons; Obie, Drama Desk nomination); The Aliens (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater; Obie Award). Training: The Juilliard School. Sam begins rehearsals this April for Clare Barron’s new adaptation of Chekhov’s Three Sisters at New York Theater Workshop.
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CRITIC’S PICK. HILARIOUS AND TOUCHING. Annie Baker, one of the freshest and most talented dramatists to emerge Off Broadway in the past decade, writes with tenderness and keen insight. Her writing is a great blessing to performers: The Flick draws out nakedly truthful and unadorned acting. This lovingly observed play will sink deep into your consciousness.—Charles Isherwood, NY Times |Read Full Article
Funny, heartbreaking, sly, and unblinking. The Flick may be the best argument anyone has yet made for the continued necessity, and profound uniqueness, of theater.—Jesse Green, New York Magazine |Read Full Article
Ms. Baker is a master miniaturist chasing big themes — love and loyalty; kindness and cruelty; fantasy and reality. As in The Aliens and Circle Mirror Transformation, the dialogue is UNCANNILY, YOU-ARE-THERE AUTHENTIC.—Joe Dziemianowicz, NY Daily News
ANNIE BAKER AND SAM GOLD ARE HOT TO THE TOUCH AND STILL TURNING OUT MUST-WATCH WORK. The amazing Matthew Maher plays Sam with unnerving honesty. Aaron Clifton Moten is a talent-and-a-half and a real find. Louisa Krause gives a wonderfully inventive, up-yours performance.—Marilyn Stasio, Variety
FOUR STARS. A hypnotic, heartbreaking, micro-epic about movies and moving on. Irreducibly theatrical.—David Cote, Time Out New York
EXHILARATING. Sam Gold’s cast is utterly in tune at every moment.—Michael Feingold, Village Voice
PERFECTION. Annie Baker is a genuine original, the real thing. She follows last season's Uncle Vanya version with this bold absolutely mesmerizing comic drama.—David Finkle, Huffington Post