Samuel James Hume (June 14, 1885 – September, 1962) was an American dramatic director and producer, born in San Francisco, California, and educated at California and Harvard. He organized the first exhibition of stagecraft in the United States in 1914. Exhibitions were performed in Boston, New York, Chicago, Detroit, and Cleveland. Samuel James Hume became assistant professor of dramatic literature and art at the University of California in 1918 where, in addition, he directed the Greek Theatre. From 1916 to 1918 he was director of The Arts and Crafts Theater in Detroit, Michigan. He resigned in order to accept the position at Berkeley.