Sam Lahne is a playwright and dramaturg currently based in Santa Barbara, CA. His plays have been produced and/or developed by The Playwrights Center, Bay Area Playwrights Festival, and the Kennedy Center/National New Play Network, among others. He has been a Playwrights Center Core Apprentice, a member of Scripps Ranch Theatre’s New Works Studio, and a visiting playwright-in-residence at Endstation Theatre Company. He has been a finalist for the O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, DC Source Festival, the Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship, and Cutting Ball Theatre’s “Risk Is This” Festival.
Sam currently serves as Resident Dramaturg at Ensemble Theatre Company of Santa Barbara and Adjunct Professor at Santa Barbara City College. His production dramaturgy credits include the development and world premieres of Aaron Posner’s Stupid Fucking Bird (Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company), Mia Chung’s You for Me for You (Woolly Mammoth), and Jonathan Fox’s adaptation of Husbands and Wives (Ensemble Theatre Company).
Sam received his B.A. from Vassar College and his M.F.A. from the University of Iowa Playwrights Workshop.