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Sammie Wayne

Actor. Director. Coach. Lighting Designer.
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Sammie Wayne, IV is an actor, director, acting/dialogue coach, and lighting designer.

He has won numerous theater awards for acting (Best Lead Actor & Best
Supporting Actor) and for lighting design.

Sammie has written and performed his one man show Lawd Ham Mercy On This
Nappy Headed Bastard. In this show Sammie takes the audience on a hilarious
journey of his life from childhood to manhood.

He was an acting/dialogue coach on the TV show Blackish and currently on the
TV show Grownish.

Sammie is in pre-production for a new musical called TAP IN, which he will direct.
Stay tuned for more to come!

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Lights. Camera. Action.

  • December 2023
    Barnsdall Gallery Theater in Hollywood, CA.
    I am currently directing a brand new musical called TAP IN . It’s a “rags to riches story of the soul”. What happens when a son cannot follow in the footsteps of his ambitious and successful father.
  • Nov 12, 2023, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM PST
    The Actors Company, 916 N Formosa Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046, USA
    PERFIDIOUS is a must see stage play about the trust, love, and faith of a woman being tested when a traumatic secret from the past is revealed.
  • May 20, 2023, 8:30 PM – 10:30 PM PDT
    The Sherry Theater, 11052 Magnolia Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601, USA
    Arthur Miller's Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning 1949 masterpiece comes to the NoHo Arts District in a theatre so intimate you feel like you're right in the home of the Loman family, deeply repressed pain and all.
  • Apr 02, 2023, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM PDT
    Barnsdall Gallery Theatre, 4800 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA
    Take a spoonful of drama, a teaspoon of secrets, and a cup of crazy, mixed in a bowl of love and you have a dramedy about the rollercoaster ride we call family.
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How it all started

Sammie Wayne Poe was born in West Point, MS in 1962.  Sammie has written and performed his autobiographical one man show entitled, “Lawd Ham Mercy On This Nappy Headed Bastard.”

Lawd Ham Mercy, is a ride from the early 1960s to now and just like anyone else’s life, this story is about birth and death. It’s about joy and pain,; its about happiness and hopelessness. This story reveals that as a human race, we have more in common than we do differences. Lawd Ham Mercy!



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