Samuel G. Roberson Jr.
An actor, director, teacher and artistic director of Chicago’s Congo Square Theatre Company, Samuel G. Roberson Jr. graduated with a degree in theatre arts from Howard University and took an apprenticeship with the Children’s Theatre Company of Minneapolis, where he ended up staying for three years developing his theatrical aesthetic as an actor, a director, and an activist for social justice through his art.
Stage credits include The Ballad of Emmett Till (Goodman Theatre), The Children’s Theatre Company in Bud, Not Buddy; The Lost Boys of Sudan; Antigone; Prom and Sleeping Beauty. He has also been seen at Northlight, Steppenwolf, Victory Gardens, Pillsbury House Theatre, Illusion Theater, Imagination Stage, Source Theatre and The Studio Theatre. He was a recipient of a Jerome Foundation. He recently directed THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS for Porchlight Music Theater and Assistant Directed KING OF THE YEES at the Goodman.
Roberson started a non-profit organization called the “Make Me A Match Project,” dedicated to saving the lives of patients in need of a bone marrow transplant. Sam also created an education and outreach initiative with a company called Y-BOOM (Young Brothers Owning Our Mission), a literacy-based leadership program providing a safe environment for adolescent African-American men.