Sam Silbiger

Sam Silbiger

Sam Silbiger is from Philadelphia, and based in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Their plays include SIX YEARS OLD (Corkscrew Fest, available through DPS), POUND (Semi-finalist, 2019 Relentless Award), I LOVE HOW YOU LOVE ME (PlayDate@Pete's Candy Store), THE GEOLOGIST (semifinalist, Ground Floor @ Berkeley Rep), MINOR TRIAD (Sitka Fellows Program, Sitka, AK), and POLYCULE (Little Theater @ Dixon Place.) They have...
Sam Silbiger is from Philadelphia, and based in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Their plays include SIX YEARS OLD (Corkscrew Fest, available through DPS), POUND (Semi-finalist, 2019 Relentless Award), I LOVE HOW YOU LOVE ME (PlayDate@Pete's Candy Store), THE GEOLOGIST (semifinalist, Ground Floor @ Berkeley Rep), MINOR TRIAD (Sitka Fellows Program, Sitka, AK), and POLYCULE (Little Theater @ Dixon Place.) They have helped develop work with Target Margin Theater, The Bushwick Starr, WP Theater, ¡Oye! Group, Soho Rep, and others, and play with the band Go Home.

Plays

  • I Love How You Love Me
    A small Alaskan town. Georgie is moving to the lower 48. Charlotte and William have been engaged for too long, they say. A kind gesture gets misinterpreted, and all three tumble ungracefully into a non-monogamous situation that brings out the best and worst.
  • Pound
    Outside a major city in Texas, Moishe is doing his bar mitzvah project at a dog shelter. The shelter coordinator likes that he follows the rules, and his parents like having a little time to themselves. But when the family dog gets sick and the shelter's policies become suspect, Moishe must take a stand against the adults in his life and question an institutional structure that doesn't have his (or...
    Outside a major city in Texas, Moishe is doing his bar mitzvah project at a dog shelter. The shelter coordinator likes that he follows the rules, and his parents like having a little time to themselves. But when the family dog gets sick and the shelter's policies become suspect, Moishe must take a stand against the adults in his life and question an institutional structure that doesn't have his (or his dog's) best interests in mind. With empathy and dark humor, "Pound" explores the ways we wield power, reckon with violence, and make mistakes in the process of coming of age.
  • Six Years Old
    Adalaide is six years old, and she knows a few things: her stupid babysitter Kim is stupid, her younger brother Dewey is a naked mole rat, and she does NOT like being treated like a girl. Though Kim takes Adalaide’s frustrations seriously and tries to offer support, Adalaide’s family and peers discourage her, leaving her to seek out dangerous measures in order to transform into who she was born to be (her hero...
    Adalaide is six years old, and she knows a few things: her stupid babysitter Kim is stupid, her younger brother Dewey is a naked mole rat, and she does NOT like being treated like a girl. Though Kim takes Adalaide’s frustrations seriously and tries to offer support, Adalaide’s family and peers discourage her, leaving her to seek out dangerous measures in order to transform into who she was born to be (her hero, Han Solo). A play about kids for adults, Six Years Old is a comic and poignant reflection on the wild fantasies and serious desires of queer childhood.