Sam Turich

  • Lecturer

Sam Turich, a filmmaker, writer, director, actor, and activist, creates original films, plays and immersive works. He wrote and directed the short film Mombies and the feature Progression and directed live action sequences for the PBS Kids series Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood. For the stage, Sam was co-creator/co-director for DODO at the Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History, his third large-scale immersive with Bricolage after working as a co-creator/director for STRATA and OjO. He’s directed stage productions in New York, Pittsburgh, San Diego and at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. His stage directing credits include: the world premieres of Gab Cody’s Inside Passage and Fat Beckett with Quantum Theatre, The Magnificent Hour at the New York International Fringe Festival, and, at Gotham City Improv, Sam created Off the Top of Our Heads winner of the 6th Big Apple Improv Festival and the title "Best Improv Group in New York." 

Sam is a graduate of Columbia University and the British American Drama Academy, and holds a Master of Fine Arts in Film and Digital Technology from Chatham University. He started teaching at Pitt in 2008, and has also taught in Point Park University’s Cinema Department, and at Pittsburgh Filmmakers, Carnegie Mellon University and New York Film Academy. He’s the Head of Education for Bricolage, managing in-school residencies during which local students write and perform their own original Midnight Radio plays.