Samantha Noble

Samantha Noble

Samantha Noble is a Boston-based playwright and theatre artist. She attended Smith College, where she was awarded the Denis Johnston Playwriting Prize. While at Smith, she acted as a Research Fellow in the joint faculty and student Louise W. and Edmund J. Kahn Liberal Arts Institute’s project titled “Evil”, for which her year-long she developed and staged her play "The Strength of Stones". In 2013,...
Samantha Noble is a Boston-based playwright and theatre artist. She attended Smith College, where she was awarded the Denis Johnston Playwriting Prize. While at Smith, she acted as a Research Fellow in the joint faculty and student Louise W. and Edmund J. Kahn Liberal Arts Institute’s project titled “Evil”, for which her year-long she developed and staged her play "The Strength of Stones". In 2013, she partnered with director Kathryn Stewart to create a Seattle-based theatre project, The Tenacity Theatre Collective, through which she premiered her original work "An Actress vs. William Shakespeare" as part of Seattle’s Arts Crush Festival. The play came to the East Coast as part of the Hamilton & Wenham Art Grows Here Festival. She worked with New Century Theatre in all aspects of theatrical production from 2008-2011. Her play "A Drink" was sponsored by The Nora Theatre Company in the 2016 Boston Theatre Marathon. In summer of 2016, her newest play, "Franklin", was developed as part of the Kennedy Center and National New Play Network’s MFA Playwrights’ Workshop. She has worked as a dramaturge developing new works through Boston University and Boston Playwright’s Theatre, and has taught Creative Writing at Boston University.

Plays

  • Franklin
    Anchored in two eras on the same unforgiving Arctic seas, Franklin centers on two determined women forced to share a cabin aboard a modern-day research vessel. Caught bridging the gap between fact and story, art and science, the analytical Caroline and the intuitive Kira find themselves as trapped as the icebound crew of the 1840s expedition to find the Northwest Passage. Echoes from Franklin’s doomed journey...
    Anchored in two eras on the same unforgiving Arctic seas, Franklin centers on two determined women forced to share a cabin aboard a modern-day research vessel. Caught bridging the gap between fact and story, art and science, the analytical Caroline and the intuitive Kira find themselves as trapped as the icebound crew of the 1840s expedition to find the Northwest Passage. Echoes from Franklin’s doomed journey lead the women through layers of history towards the lost ships, revealing that the truth can only be found when we listen to all sides of the story.
  • A Drink
    Nora sits down with her mother, Willa, over a couple of glasses of Jack Daniels. She has some news: Willa’s theory of parallel universes is finally on the cusp of being proven. Suddenly anything is possible, and this new discovery has given Nora the strength to finally give her mother what she asked for years ago.