Award-winning director Sophie Roberts graduated from Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School in 2007. From 2008 to 2014 she freelanced as a director and theatre-maker, creating work for many of Auckland and Wellington’s major theatre companies and venues.
Sophie was founder, and Co-Artistic Director alongside Willem Wassenaar, of Wellington’s acclaimed Almost a Bird Theatre Collective, and was appointed as Artistic Director of Silo Theatre in 2014. Her directing credits include Hir, Peter And The Wolf, The Events, Boys Will Be Boys, Perplex, The Book Of Everything, Midsummer, The Pride, I Love You Bro and Sunday Roast for Silo, and the independent productions The Pitchfork Disney, Dog Sees God, Vernon God Little, 13, One Day Moko, Daughters Of Heaven, Chopstick, Blinkers, Toys and Christ Almighty.
As a teacher Sophie led the third-year actors at Toi Whakaari in the Go Solo season for five years. During this time she directed over 100 solo works, and developed her skills and focus in the cultivation of new work. She has also taught in and directed for The Actors’ Program in Auckland, and Wellington's Long Cloud Youth Theatre.