A lover of story and a teller of tales, Sam creates her own and collects from the greats.

Sam Carter Gilliam is a member of Actors’ Equity Association, the professional union for stage actors. Sam’s career in the theatre and arts education spans over 40 years.  In addition to theatrical ventures, Sam taught in public education and the university arena.  She served on the faculty in the Department of Human Communication and Theatre at Trinity University in San Antonio before her retirement in 2016.

Having performed and taught literature in all its forms, dramatic works for the stage, poetry and prose, her greatest joy is writing and performing her own stories.  Most dear to her heart is her growing collection of original works inspired by memory, life experience, and the relationships that have shaped her.  Inspiration comes from great writers as well; scores of lessons from our literary treasure chest of poetry and prose excite her spirit, as well as the stories of biblical women of sacred scriptural texts. Her “story portraits” have been performed throughout the US.

These days Sam presents for a variety of educational venues and diverse religious gatherings, such as spiritual retreats, workshops and worship services.  Invite her into your world and let the stories flow!