Sam Haft | Biography

Sam grew up in London, where he worked on the BAFTA Award winning TV series Roger and the Rottentrolls as well as various other appearances for the BBC. Graduating from the full time Acting course at NIDA in 2002, he has since appeared in Stained(The Darlinghurst Theatre), The 24 Hour Play Project (Downstairs Belvoir) Jim Sharman’s production of What The Butler Saw(Company B), The Homecoming (CompanyB/B Sharp) The Birthday Party(Company B/B Sharp). Black Milk (Company B/B Sharp) Sleeping Around (Downstairs Belvoir) Broken Dreams(Griffin),To The Green Fields Beyond (Tamarama Rock Surfers and BITE Revival), The Hothouse (Shaft Productions) The Pugilist Specialist (Darlinghurst Theatre), Return To Sender, Road Rage and Duals:A Triptych (S and S),The Fabulous Punch & Judy Show (Café Debris), Car Gods Burn (Q Theatre), Poster Girl(Tamarama Rock Surfers/Platform 19), Pool (no water)(Darlinghurst Theatre),Hamlet (Harlos Productions), as the voice of Audrey 2 in Little Shop of Horrors, Bent (CompanyB/BSharp), A Midsummer Night’s Dream(Wild Rumpus/Centennial Park), The Libertine(Sport For Jove/Darlinghurst Theatre) Titus Andronicus (Cry Havoc/Under the Wharf), Breaker Morant (The Theatre Troupe), Elegies(Seymour Centre) and The Highway Crossing (Tamarama Rock Surfers). For Alchemy Theatre Company, of which he was a founding member and creator of The Lock Up Theatre, he appeared in Romeo and Juliet, Some Voices andThe Pull of Negative Gravity.

TV work includes Rake 2, A Place to Call Home, 110% Tony Squires, The Cut, Out Of The Blue, Underbelly 2, Tough Nuts, The First Australians, My Place, The Kangaroo Gang and Where Ya From, Mate? Feature films include Bitter And Twisted andThe Bet. Short Film work includes For Crying Out Loud, The Bad Luck,and the Tropfest Finalist film Call Me Al.

Sam has appeared in various advertising campaigns including KFC, Rexona, James Squire, NIB and Foxtel.

As a voice over artist, Sam works regularly for ABC Radio Arts and in commercial voice overs and animated productions. He recently appeared in ABC’s radio production of Hamlet

As a playwright, Sam’s work has been performed at NIDA, The Darlinghurst Theatre, The Sydney Opera House Studio, Brent Street Studios, The Sydney Theatre School and Short and Sweet. He is also an accomplished Pianist and was Musical Director on Romeo and Juliet for Alchemy Theatre Company, Grimm Bacon at NIDA and Cabaret Inferno.

Sam directed Pantsguys production of the Shape of Things for the 2011 Under The Wharf Season

As a teacher, Sam has worked for NIDA Open Program and Touring Program ( Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane and rural New South Wales/Queensland ), The Power of Performance and The Actor’s Centre Australia Full Time Course, The Sydney Theatre School, Drama Scene Australia, KPG, APGS, The Conservatorium of Music (Opera Faculty) and is the Co-founder and Head Tutor of Sydney Screen Actors Group. He is also guest lecturer at CCMT in Auckland, NZ.

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