Sophie Roberts head shot for EDM announcement copy

Award winning Actor and Director Sophie Roberts is a graduate of Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School.

Sophie was a founder and Co- Artistic Director alongside Willem Wassenaar of Wellington’s Almost a Bird Theatre Collective. Sophie was appointed Artistic Director of Silo theatre in 2014.

Her directing credits for Silo include The Events; Boys Will Be Boys; Perplex; The Book of Everything; Midsummer; The Pride; I Love You Bro; Sunday Roast and numerous independent productions.

Her performance credits for theatre include Angels in America; A Streetcar Named Desire; Antigone; Blood Wedding; The Vagina Monologues; Delicates; Broken China; Abigail’s Party; and her award winning solo work Wolf’s Lair.

Her awards include- Best Performer: Wellington Fringe Festival - Best New Director: Wellington Theatre Awards - Best New Actress: Wellington Theatre Awards – Two Production of the Year: Wellington Theatre Awards – Excellence Award for The Book of Everything: Auckland Theatre Awards - and nominations for Best New Playwright: Wellington Theatre Awards - Next magazine Woman Of The Year award.

Sophie is a graduate of the Future Auckland Leaders Programme.

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