Sam Hamashima

Sam Hamashima

Queer Japanese American Playwright and Performance Artist.
Campfire Theatre Festival: Literary Manager
@shygodzilla

Plays

  • American Spies and Other Homegrown Fables
    News travels across the Pacific on Dec. 7 resulting in foolhardy claims of Japanese sympathizers. As calls for war perpetrate a nation, The Ishii Family undertakes radical assimilation to calm the local police and fearful neighbors. Mixing family testimony and cartoon charm, the Japanese Americans’ response to national disaster develops into a sparkling fable on what it means to be family.
  • Supposed Home
    Shiyo left the Japanese American Concentration Camps a long time ago. Or so she thought. Faced with questions from a curious grandson, Shiyo's world becomes both what had happened and what was wanted. Past and present become one landscape for this anime adventure as enemies are revealed, companions are found, trauma is unpacked, and what was only thought becomes (un)spoken word.
  • Finding Earth
    When God leaves for their 9-5, what happens when the kids break into God's private office? And what can they do before God comes home? Seeking collaborators for this piece.
  • BAPTISM
    A Daddy and a Son meet at NYC's The Eagle. For one of them, it's a first time.