Actress Samille Basler in a dressing room at the Midtown Cabaret Theatre; photograph by Ruta Elvikyte
January 13, 2016
A Life Onstage
Acclaimed Southern actress Samille Basler has spent two decades working in Charleston theaters—and stars this month in Midtown Productions’ Collected Stories
At 76, Samille Basler is pretty darn humble about her accomplishments, especially her talents as an actress. “It’s overwhelming to know that at my age, there are people who think I’m good enough to still receive awards,” she says. Basler has won dozens over the years, including a 1989 Southeastern Theatre Conference award and two at the 2013 and 2015 Theatre Charleston Awards.