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Sam Jay Gold

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Sam Jay Gold is a theater artist, filmmaker and arts educator.


As a 2011/2012 Watson Fellow, Sam trained in traditional forms of puppetry around the world as a means for exploring questions of empathy and imagination onstage. Prior, he served as Thomas Leabhart’s assistant, studying and teaching Corporeal Mime in the United States, France, and Japan.

Here in New York, Sam devises and performs with Roman Paska’s Dead Puppet, as well as the Indonesian-American shadow theater collective, The Brothers Čampur, which he co-founded. Recent Credits include:Venice Double Feature (HERE Arts), Blossom (Dixon Place), We Are All Tourists (Trusty Sidekick Theater), Echo in Camera (La Mama, Palais de Tokyo, DIALOG Festival) and All We Have Left, which received the inaugural Henson Residency at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center. Sam directed a series of nationally-broadcast PSAs for GLAAD and the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation, and his first TV pilot, Sox News, screened in festivals across the country, winning Best Writing at ITVFest. 

As an educator, Sam specializes in teaching movement, puppetry, and devised work. In addition to his work with PPAS, Sam is a member of the teaching artist ensemble at The New Victory Theater, as well as CO/LAB, where he offers individuals with developmental disabilities a creative and social outlet through theater arts