Sam O’Sullivan

5 Jul 2017

Originally from Perth, Sam completed a Bachelor of Arts at Curtin University, majoring in Film and Television before moving to Sydney to attend the National Institute of Dramatic Art.

Since graduating, Sam’s theatre credits include the HOBO Collective’s MEN WITHOUT SHADOWS, Toby Schmitz’s, CAPTURE THE FLAG, the 2011 JUST FOR LAUGHS COMEDY GALA, the Rodney Seaborn Award winning play, SPROUT, Australian Youth Workshop’s SHAKESPEARE ON TRIAL, Pantsguys’ multi-award winning production of Simon Steven’s, PUNK ROCK, Cathode Ray Tube’s A STEADY RAIN, POSTNUPTIALS for AnotherBrightIdea and the Sydney Mardi Gras Festival, PLAYHOUSE for NIDA and Stories Like These, THE REMOVALISTS for The Rock Surfers, HILT for Mirror Mirror, MUSIC for Stories Like These and Griffin Independent, CONSTELLATIONS for the Darlinghurst Theatre Company, PLATONOV for Mophead Productions, KILL THE MESSENGER for Belvoir St Theatre, MY ZINC BED and A HISTORY OF FALLING THINGS for Ensemble Theatre and JOURNEY’S END for Cross Pollinate Productions. His screen credits include short films LITTLE LOVE, SIMPLETON, ZOMBIE CASE STUDY, DASH and BACKPACK and TV series BLACK COMEDY, WONDERLAND, PACKED TO THE RAFTERS, HOME & AWAY and FAST TRACKS.

As a writer, his first full-length play, THE BLOCK UNIVERSE (OR SO IT GOES) premiered in 2016 at the Old 505 Theatre. Later that year, Sam was commissioned in the New Fitz Writing Program, leading him to write THE WIND IN THE UNDERGROUND, which premiered in May, 2017.

Sam was nominated for Sydney Theatre Awards for his performances in PUNK ROCK and JOURNEY’S END and THE BLOCK UNIVERSE was nominated for Best Independent Production.