Awarded Singaporean Director, Samantha Scott-Blackhall has directed over 50 professional theatre productions in the last 12 years. She has worked with several theatre companies in Singapore and continues to cast her net with film Production and Advertising companies alike. Theatre credits include, Apocalypse: Live! (Wild Rice), Quills, The Physicists, The Lover & The Dumb Waiter, Agnes of God, The House of Sleeping Beauties and Popcorn with Luna-id Theatre, Dead Certain, 2003/2005 production of Modern Dance For Beginners, Death and the Maiden with Escape Theatre, I Think I Can (Singapore Repertory Theatre), With Action Theatre Samantha directed the Asian-Premiere production Doubt, The Car by Verena Tay, Hitting (on) Women, Real Men, Fake Orgasms, Mama’s Wedding, Singapore Love Letters, Manhood. Last year Samantha directed Sing’Theatre’s production of 8 Women.
In 2007, the South-East Asian Premiere of Lord of The Flies marked the first production produced and directed by Samantha for her own company Blank Space Theatre Company. Followed by the World-Wide Theatrical Premiere of Das Experiment: Black Box in collaboration with The Goethe-Institut (Singapore). In 2012, to full house, Samantha produced and directed the Asian-Premiere production of Freud’s Last Session. Freud’s Last Session received nominations for Best Director, Best Actor, Best Set Design and Best Sound Design at the Life! Theatre Awards 2013. The production won Best Actor and Best Sound Design. Blank Space Theatre’s most recent collaboration with Esplanade Theatre Studios is the Tony Award-winning script Red by John Logan directed by Samantha.
At the Life! Theatre Awards 2005 Samantha was awarded Best Director for The Physicists, and at the 2006 Life! Theatre Awards Luna-id was awarded Best Production of the Year for Quills, which was also directed by Samantha.