Sam Tower is the Engagement Manager for International Performing Arts for Youth. With a Theatre Arts degree from University of the Arts, Tower has worked in Philadelphia since 2010 as a freelance director, performing arts producer and arts administrator. She views her work in the arts as a vehicle for building a more equitable and feminist society. She is passionate about enhancing the lives of children through superb experiences of live performance.
Sam began her IPAY career as a seasonal volunteer manager for Showcase 2013 in Philadelphia, and has supported this wonderful organization in various capacities since then. Before joining IPAY year round, she supported the work of Obie Award winning theatre company, New Paradise Laboratories, as the Programs Manager and Assistant Director. She is currently the Administrator for experimental company, Applied Mechanics. As an artist, she has worked with organizations such as Simpatico Theatre Project, Bryn Mawr College, Applied Mechanics, FringeArts, Arden Theatre, New Paradise Laboratories, BRAT Productions, Headlong, Kimmel Center, among others. Tower is the Co-Artistic Director of Ninth Planet, a feminist performance company making surreal shows for curious people of all ages.