Sophie Jacobs-Wyburn

ABOUT

ME

Sophie is a Theatre Director and Practitioner based in the South West, and working across the UK and abroad.

Having trained at RCSSD (BA Acting; Collaborative and Devised Theatre), Sophie has worked with some of the most exciting and dynamic names in Theatre. Companies such as Complicite, Blind Summit, and The ENO, as well as directors such as Sally Cookson, David Farr, Keith Johnstone, and John Wright, have all influenced her visceral, visual, and muscular approach to performance.

"I am interested in work with something to say, in a theatrical gamble. I love playing with Verbatim texts, robust and fluid physicality, and painfully true stories. I am interested in giving overlooked communities and forgotten demographics their voices back, examining their stories, and forcing an audience to see themselves reflected back within those words. I am as much interested in the space between the words as the words themselves.

I believe in the invention of theatre, that a goat can be made from two walking sticks and an old rug, and that a living protagonist can rise from dripping dough. I believe in serious play, and childish solemnity. I believe that one story can change the world."