Sophie Rich (she/her/hers) grew up performing in Boston and considers the Boston theater community her family and her mentors. She has been a member of StageSource since around the age of 10 and was a recipient of the StageSource Scholarship Award. She completed her undergraduate theatre training at Northwestern, where she was honored with the Winifred Ward Award in creative drama, and picked up minors in psychology and Italian.
Joey Frangieh, her nominator, told us "Sophie does EVERYTHING, she is an all-star. Works so hard. Cares so much about theater and education. She's one of the hardest working people in the industry and always so kind."
She is now a theater educator pursuing her master’s degree in Arts in Education at Harvard. Dedicated to the sense of play, creativity, collaboration, and empathy that theatre education fosters, Sophie can usually be found asking her graduate school peers to make tableaux. As the Education Director of Boston Theater Company, Sophie builds innovative Shakespeare programming for schools all around the state and has spearheaded their Teen Touring Troupe. She has also served as the Watertown Children’s Theatre Education Coordinator, where she directed numerous productions and led the Junior Players program. She has taught and directed at Wheelock Family Theatre, The Young Company at Greater Boston Stage Company, and more. Through her work as Performing Arts Specialist at the Atrium School, Sophie has become passionate about the unique role that theatre can play in school communities. Sophie is a proud member of Theater Espresso and an avid tap dancer.
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