Director - Producer - Educator
Sam Dunstan is a Creative Director, Producer and Educator born and bred in Doncaster, South Yorkshire. He trained at Rose Bruford College, graduating in 2014 and lived in London before coming back up North in 2020. Sam is a strong communicator with an unwavering enthusiasm that permeates every part of his work.
As a Director and Producer, Sam works primarily in immersive theatre, physical theatre and community arts as both a freelancer and as a founding member of The Growth House. He has worked at CAST, VAULT Festival and BoomTown Festival as well as at site-specific locations such as museums, train tunnels and derelict buildings.
As an Educator, Sam has lectured at various Drama Schools and Universities and run workshops with young people from 14-25 years old. His content includes workshops on improvisation, clowning, finance and career development for creatives, as well as sessions on masculinity, mental health and well-being. His enthusiasm and curiosity gives his teaching a personal touch that works to empower the individuals or group.
He is also Co-Founder of Jozara, a membership organisation that supports artists and creatives with everything ‘beyond the stage’ such as tax, finance, funding applications, marketing, branding and more.
“I’m excited by working with people and learning. My favourite part about being a creative is cross-collaboration with people from different backgrounds, experiences and artforms. Learning something new about them and how they work. There is an electricity that you can’t get anywhere else.”
Beyond the stage, Sam enjoys reading comic-books, playing video-games, cooking, yoga, dancing and Muy Thai Boxing.