VOYEUR: THE WINDOWS OF TOULOUSE LAUTREC
Directed and Conceived by Mara Lieberman
Bated Breath Theatre Co.
"...seductive...we are forced to transcend our gaze and realize the humanity of the subjects of our vision." - Maya Phillips of the New York Times
Voyeur invites you to peer through the windows of old Paris, where unexpected moments of art, beauty, and seduction await you during this pandemic-friendly theatrical walking tour. As the Tour Guide, it is my job to lead and entertain the audience throughout the performance. I juggle many things; being a sound-op with my magical music box, participating in the production as a main character, and making sure no one gets hit by a runaway biker. It's a ball clownin' around at Voyeur and I'm so thankful to be able to bring live theatre back to NYC,
THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR
Directed by David Andrew Laws
Hamlet Isn't Dead
"Sophia Carlin gives a lively Quickly, taking on the excised Bardolf, Pistol and Nym's roles with élan." - Emily C. A. Snyder
The role of Mistress Quickly was one of many hats. She sang, she partied, she gallivanted, she stirred the pot, and she emceed an entire evening of holiday mischief. A combination of the original Quickly's lines and a multitude of cut players in this adaptation, I worked to create a new Quickly completely. She's quirky and authentic like the old, but with a Sophia Carlin twist, making sure that everyone is having as much fun as she is.
Directed by Louis Fantasia
With only six hours of rehearsal to stage a reading and cue up the orchestra, this was a whirlwind experience for me. Under the direction of the incredible Louis Fantasia, I got the opportunity to play the opportunistic clown, Oswald. I was challenged in many ways by this role. Not even considering the time crunch, I was restricted behind a music stand when delivering my lines. Essentially, I was tasked to make a physically comedic role not physical. Oh, and also I had a death scene. By embracing my constraints, I think I gave a pretty solid performance. And we also raised $7,000 dollars for Chicago Youth Shakespeare, so what more could a girl ask for?
Directed by Veselka Kuncheva
Stara Zagora Puppet Theater
When my ensemble, Nostos, traveled to Stara Zagora in June 2018, we were given the amazing opportunity to devise a piece based on the themes of George Orwell's Animal Farm. We worked with three stellar artists, director Veselka Kuncheva, designer Marieta Golomehova, and composer Hristo Namliev. The production came to NYC in September 2018. Click here to see our promotional video!
Directed by Dara Malina
This role required extreme discipline. Under the incredible direction of Dara, the piece took inspiration from viewpoints, Suzuki, and Dada absurdism. The result was a masterfully mechanical torture chamber for Young Woman. My task was to berate, challenge, and overwhelm Young Woman. All in one scene, you see Mother live an entire life, from belligerence to fury to pain and then back to belligerence. Through repetitive gestures and all of the intensity I could muster, I delivered one of my favorite performances to date.
SAFER THAN HOME
Directed by Ianthe Demos
Safer Than Home was devised work with my International Performing Ensemble (IPE), Nostos. The show tried to answer the question, when is it safer to leave home? I served as the puppet master for the show, meaning I made all of the shadow puppets and choreographed every piece featuring puppets. We work-shopped the piece in May 2017 at Theatre Row in NYC and then took it to Stara Zagora, Bulgaria in June 2018. Click here to watch the live stream from Bulgaria!
CAVEMAN IN THE BASEMENT
Directed by Asha Printup
Devised with my ensemble, The Kinzey Scale, we adapted the short story, Caveman in the Hedges by Stacey Richter, into a twenty minute show. The piece was shown in-rep with seven other brilliant shows in February of 2020. The amount of effort and care taken to produce this work is immeasurable. I utilized my artistic and collaborative skills to the very fullest. Together, we made Kim and Jim's wacky story come to life beautifully. It is one of the most rewarding moments in my acting career to date.
Directed by Brian Fruits
Salt Box Theatre Collective
"[...] a visceral experience as lively as any contemporary musical or drama." - Columbia Chronicle
This show was a marathon. Three hours, no intermission, and I never left the stage. Also I was in half-mask and drenched in blood. Oh, and it was my first professional gig, like, ever. It was a lot, but I learned so much from this experience. The Chorus was comprised of twelve dynamic women who represented the savage and cannibalistic bacchanals. The role required me to stretch my physical abilities and helped me understand not only my limits, but how strong and capable I really am. I would say, after doing twenty-six performances of this show, I could be considered a "physical" actor.
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
Directed by Brianna Boehm
The Untitled Shakespeare Project
Told through the lens of a children’s slumber party and using a cast of six, this fast-paced and youthful production of William Shakespeare’s hilarious play proved to be an unforgettable roller-coaster of farcical magic and mischief. The role was highly physical and exercised my clowning abilities. Probably the most fun I've had onstage in a long time. The production ran at the NuBox Theater in October 2018. Click here to watch our closing night!
One Night Only
One Night Only is a theatre troupe started by myself and Simon Cohen in August 2017. ONO productions rehearse an abridged Shakespeare work once and perform it only once in the attempt to recreate a contemporary styling of what Lord Chamberlain's Men produced back in the day. In the inaugural production of Macbeth, I played Lady Macbeth and acted as fight choreographer/blood pack expert.