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Sonia Norris

Stratford debut: Movement for Cymbeline. Elsewhere: Sonia’s dynamic physical approach to actor training vigorously activates the spirit of the performer, creating vibrantly alive theatre. Teaching, coaching, directing and creating have taken her around the world working with theatres, circus artists and professional training programs including Disney, Cirque du Soleil, HIFA Festival/Young Africa Centre Zimbabwe, Dell’Arte School of Physical Theatre, Ryerson Theatre School, National Theatre School and universities across North America and Africa. She currently teaches at the Birmingham Conservatory, Humber College and Brock University. Directing: Founding Director of ensemble devising company The Chaos Factory, directing/co-writing When You Stand Alone, I Have a Dream!, The Girlie Show, Famous Remains of Piggy Palace, Flood. Recently: assistant director, Taj (Luminato); director of opera Jonathan’s Storm (Ardeleana Opera). Training: Vancouver Playhouse Acting School, École Lecoq, École Gaulier, Dell’Arte School, MFA Directing (York University).