Sam Gooley

Sam Gooley

Sam Gooley is a nationally produced playwright whose plays include Steve Got Raped, This One Time in Last Chance, The Moderates and Fat Man Tapping (Co-written with Jason Sofge).
His work has been presented or workshopped at such places like the New York International Fringe Festival (2011 & 2016), The Flea, The Amoralists, Federal Theatre Project, The New Collectives, The Players Theatre, The...
Sam Gooley is a nationally produced playwright whose plays include Steve Got Raped, This One Time in Last Chance, The Moderates and Fat Man Tapping (Co-written with Jason Sofge).
His work has been presented or workshopped at such places like the New York International Fringe Festival (2011 & 2016), The Flea, The Amoralists, Federal Theatre Project, The New Collectives, The Players Theatre, The Branson @ Boston Court, Teatro La Lea, The Laurie Beechman Theatre, Davenport Studios, The Attic Theatre, Athena Theatre Co, Bare Bones Theatre Ensemble, Pogue Mahone Productions, Push & Shove Theatre Company and Dreamwell Theatre in Iowa City. He has also been featured on the podcast “Theatre on the Radio”. He served as the Playwright-in-Residence for the Attic Theatre Company in 2011.
Born in Maryland and raised in North Carolina, Sam spent most of his childhood wishing he was either Marty Mcfly or Kermit The Frog. A graduate of East Carolina University, he is also a proud member of the Dramatist Guild, the Playwrights Center & the Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights. And, just in case this page wasn't enough, visit www.samgooley.com for all the 311 you need.

Plays

  • Steve Got Raped
    Newly engaged couple, Steve and Katie, think they have life all figured out. That is until Steve wakes up the day after his bachelor party missing his pants and questioning his fidelity. Was Steve’s encounter with a surprise guest consensual or was it not? What do you do when you’re stuck in the gray area of consent, monogamy, and societal expectations? Theatre Pizzazz called Steve Got Raped "a strikingly...
    Newly engaged couple, Steve and Katie, think they have life all figured out. That is until Steve wakes up the day after his bachelor party missing his pants and questioning his fidelity. Was Steve’s encounter with a surprise guest consensual or was it not? What do you do when you’re stuck in the gray area of consent, monogamy, and societal expectations? Theatre Pizzazz called Steve Got Raped "a strikingly honest and mega-comedic piece of mature theater" and was selected as a TheEasy.com Best Bet: Best of FringeNYC 2016.
  • The Moderates.
    Principal Tenisha Morrison and the hiring committee of St. Joseph's Catholic School must decide if the school's football coach should be reprimanded for posting a series of provocative tweets that voiced his anger over the recent verdict of a police brutality case. When personal beliefs interfere with office politics, these educators have to ask themselves if they are who they tweet they are.
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    Principal Tenisha Morrison and the hiring committee of St. Joseph's Catholic School must decide if the school's football coach should be reprimanded for posting a series of provocative tweets that voiced his anger over the recent verdict of a police brutality case. When personal beliefs interfere with office politics, these educators have to ask themselves if they are who they tweet they are.
    Inspired by real tweets...
    This play is a work in progress
  • This One Time In Last Chance
    Nothing ever happens in the small town of Last Chance,Colorado. Well, except for this one time when two lifelong friends and wanna-be drug dealers find a dead guy in their motel room that throws their impending deal into mayhem. Sold out World Premiere at the 2011 NY International Fringe Festival.
  • I GOOGLED MYSELF. (A Monologue)
    Bailey Gallagher has felt overwhelmed lately. Then, she googled herself. (First Draft)
  • The Last Time...(A monologue)
    A man explains why he hasn't prayed in 17 years. (First Draft)
  • The Game of Children
    {Work-In-Progress} Set in New York during the early 1980's, Game of Children follows two siblings, 'Lisbeth and Paul, who live isolated from much of the world after Paul is injured during a fight at school. As a coping mechanism, the two conjure up a game of manipulation and trickery. Their relationship, however, isn't exactly wholesome and as time goes by, the rules of the game get very, very...
    {Work-In-Progress} Set in New York during the early 1980's, Game of Children follows two siblings, 'Lisbeth and Paul, who live isolated from much of the world after Paul is injured during a fight at school. As a coping mechanism, the two conjure up a game of manipulation and trickery. Their relationship, however, isn't exactly wholesome and as time goes by, the rules of the game get very, very complicated. Jealousy and a malevolent undercurrent intrude on the game when the two start inviting more people to join their "fantasy" world.
    Loosely adapted from Jean Cocteau's famous 1929 Novel "Les Enfant Terribles" and features songs by The Sex Pistols.