Sam Parker is a playwright born in Torbay and now based in Plymouth.

He was a member of the Royal Court Introduction to Playwriting programme in 2016, was shortlisted for BBC’s Drama Writersroom in 2018, and his debut short film, Musculinity, was produced by Channel 4 Random Acts.

For the Narwhal Ensemble, Sam co-wrote Whey Down South and 2021: A Cornish Space Odyssey, both of which toured the South West.

As a Writer-in-the-room, Sam has co-created Quizzy Rascals: An Evening with the Barbican Legends and Ernesettlers, both of which played at Theatre Royal Plymouth. He has been under commission with Theatre Royal Plymouth since 2019 and was part of The North Wall’s 2023 Catalyst programme.

Outside of writing, Sam has worked extensively across a range of community and education settings, including in universities, schools and all three of Devon’s prisons.

He is the Pathways Producer for Doorstep Arts CIC and has worked as a script reader and dramaturg for a range of theatres and prizes, including Papatango, The Bruntwood Prize and the Royal Shakespeare Company.