Tori Sampson
Jerome Fellow
New Haven, CT
Biography

Tori is a third year playwriting candidate at Yale School of Drama, where her credits include THIS LAND WAS MADE and Some Bodies Travel. Her plays have been developed at Great Plains National Theater Conference and Berkeley Repertory Theater’s: The Ground Floor residency program. She holds an Honorable Mention from the 2016 Relentless Award, is the Kennedy Center’s  2017 Paula Vogel Playwright and second-place Lorraine Hansberry recipient. She is a  2017 finalist for the Alliance Theater’s Kendeda Prize. Tori’s other plays include, Cadillac Crew, If Pretty Hurts Ugly Must be a Muhfucka, Black Girl Nerd, Cottoned Like Candy. Her short play, She’s our President, will be produced by Baltimore Center Stage as part of the My America: She commission. Tori is currently working on a commission from Berkeley Repertory Theater. A native of Boston, Massachusetts, she holds a B.S. in sociology from Ball State University in Muncie, IN. 

Successes

This Land was Made set to premiere August 5th at the Ignition Festival of New Plays 2017.