Don  Sandley
School of the Arts
Department of Theatre and Dance
Office: Swearingen Hall 235
Phone: 205-726-2952

Don Sandley has built a thirty-year career as a director, actor, playwright and professor. A few of his recent credits include Gidion’s Knot for Birmingham Festival Theatre, The Light in the Piazza for Samford and he was co-director and co-author of the children’s play Alicia en la Loteria for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland, The Crucible for Samford Theatre and Dance and The Curious Savage for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Don has acted professionally on stage and screen, appearing in the feature film October Baby and the sold out production of White Christmas for the Wright Center.

Don’s upcoming projects include Maggie’s Perfect Match for Virginia Samford Theatre, the Better-world Theatre Project, an initiative that use theatre to explore ethics in the professional world. In April, Don will direct Children of Eden in the Leslie Stephen Wright Center. 

Degrees and Certifications

  • B.A., East Texas Baptist College
  • M.A., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Ph.D., Louisiana State University


  • Theatre