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Stacey Sampson

  • Children’s fiction, 2016
  • Arvon Award, 2013
Stacey Sampson

Stacey Sampson has worked as a professional actor across theatre, television and film since the age of 15. This gradually evolved into writing for stage & screen and Stacey’s work has premiered at regional theatres and toured nationally. She is an Associate Artist with internationally acclaimed Third Angel and collaborates with them on a regular basis.

Stacey has been selected for various development schemes as a playwright. In 2015 she was named by the BBC as one of their ‘Ones to Watch’ and completed a BBC Performing Arts Fellowship with tutti-frutti, Leeds. In 2016 she was selected as one of twelve ‘Next Generation Artists’ and represented the UK at the international ASSITEJ festival (about making work for and with young people). She has also been part of the Fuse Project at Sheffield Theatres and invited to take part in development workshops with the Royal Court.

Stacey’s fiction has won a Northern Writers’ Award, an Arvon Award and the Mslexia Novel Competition. She took part in the prestigious Arvon Jerwood Mentoring Scheme and a selection of this work will be launched in 2017. She is represented by Hardman & Swainson Literary Agency and her novel is currently on submission to publishers.

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