Sam Strong is one of Australia’s leading theatre directors and arts leaders and the current Artistic Director of Queensland Theatre. Sam’s previous roles include: Chair of Circa; Associate Artistic Director of the Melbourne Theatre Company; Artistic Director of Griffin Theatre Company; Literary Associate at Belvoir; and dramaturg in residence at Red Stitch Actors Theatre. Sam won Best Direction of a Mainstage Production for The Floating World at the Sydney Theatre Awards, and has received multiple nominations for Best Direction and Best Play/Production at the Sydney Theatre Awards, the Greenroom Awards, and the Helpmann Awards. Sam has directed many of Australia’s leading actors including Simon Burke, Justine Clarke, Lucy Durack, Colin Friels, Noni Hazlehurst, Asher Keddie, Lachy Hulme, Robyn Nevin, Josh McConville, Luke Mullins, Pamela Rabe, Kat Stewart, Erik Thomson, Hugo Weaving, and David Wenham. Sam’s directing credits include: Noises Off! (Queensland Theatre/MTC); Once in Royal David’s City (Queensland Theatre/Black Swan Theatre Company); Masquerade (Sydney Festival/Griffin/STCSA/Melbourne Festival); The Weir, Endgame, The Sublime, The Speechmaker, Private Lives, The Crucible, Other Desert Cities and Madagascar (MTC); Les Liaisons Dangereuses (STC); The Boys (Sydney Festival/Griffin); The Floating World, Between Two Waves, And No More Shall We Part and Speaking in Tongues (Griffin); The Power of Yes (Company B Belvoir); Red Sky Morning (Red Stitch).