Sam LaFrage

Composer Lyricist Playwright

SAM LAFRAGE is the founder and Artistic Director of Ragtag Theatre Company. Winner of the Best Performing Arts Company (KidsPass Parent’s Choice Award), Ragtag Theatre Company is a group of diverse artists dedicated to creating fresh and inclusive LGBTQ+ theatre for families. Inspired by Commedia dell’Arte, his drag-infused “fractured fairytales” have been empowering and inspiring audiences of all ages. His most recent productions of Ragtag Theatre’s Rapunzel just completed a three-week residency with Redhouse Arts Center. After a sold-out limited engagement run, his show Cinderella won the Off Broadway Alliance Award for Best Family Show. Other past productions have been named “Best Holiday Show for NYC Kids” (Mommy Poppins) and “A Must-See” (Out Magazine). Both of his plays Rapunzel (OBA Nom Best Family Show) and Cinderella (OBA Winner Best Family Show) ran Off Broadway at the Soho Playhouse, McGinn/Cazale, and Theatre Row, NYC, and (so far) have been produced by 11 different companies in 5 different states. His latest show, Ragtag Theatre’s Snow White, just had its first industry reading at Playwrights Horizons (NYC), and Hansel and Gretel had its World Premiere at Barrington Stage Company in the summer of 2019. Sam has recently served as the Assistant Director and Drag Consultant on the musical adaptation of Douglas Carter Beane’s To Wong Foo slated for Broadway