As well as performance, Sam also has experience in writing, producing, broadcasting, editing, and tutoring.
He has written for publications such as Gay Times and Time Out London, and also assisted Block9 with social media at Glastonbury.
He is a graduate of both the BBC E20 Writers School and the University of Kent, where he studied English & American Literature and Creative Writing, and has since worked as a private tutor, teaching a range of subjects including English language and literature, sociology, media studies, and theatre studies.
He produced and presented his own daily lunchtime show at a number one regional radio station in the Philippines, and he was also a VJ Search finalist on the country’s number one music television channel MYX. He also co-hosted and co-produced a weekly radio show on 97.4 CSRfm while in Canterbury.
In 2017, he produced Nights at the Circus, a collaboration between disabled and learning-disabled artists exploring sex, desire and violence, co-presented by director Fauve Alice and Spare Tyre. The show toured to The Albany, New Diorama Theatre (with a post-show panel discussion featuring Samantha Renke, SickBitchCrips, Nikky Smith, and Matt Valentine-Chase), New River Studios, and Birkbeck School of Arts, and was supported by Arts Council England.