Samuel is part of Auckland Theatre Company’s Engine Room 2021. Previous assistant directing includes Much Ado About Nothing (Shakespeare's Globe) and The Two Noble Kinsmen (Victoria University). Previous directing includes The Comedy of Errors (Wellington Summer Shakespeare), Punk Rock by Simon Stephens (Whitireia), Spring Awakening by Frank Wedekind (BATS Theatre), Like Sex by Nathan Joe (Young and Hungry), The Angry Brigade by James Graham (19 Tory Street), and A Midsummer Night's Dream (Bright Orange Walls). Samuel has also been director of the Basement Youth Company at Centrepoint Theatre, and an education coordinator at Capital E providing creative outreach and digital education to young people from around New Zealand. He sat on the BATS Theatre Board and the Wellington theatre awards panel. He trained at Victoria University of Wellington and with Long Cloud Youth Theatre.