Sophie Motley

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Director

Sophie is Artistic Director of Pentabus Theatre Company.

She was previously Associate Director of Rough Magic Theatre Company and Artistic Director of WillFredd Theatre. She studied at Samuel Beckett Centre, Trinity College, Dublin, trained with Rough Magic’s Seeds and the National Theatre Studio’s directing course. Sophie was Resident Assistant Director at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin.


I am delighted to announce the appointment of Sophie Motley as the new Artistic Director of Pentabus. Pentabus has a long tradition of appointing talented young directors and we are confident that Sophie will continue to build on the extraordinary success of the company under Elizabeth’s Freestone’s leadership. Sophie brings a wealth of experience of creating theatre with and for rural audiences and we look forward to her joining the company at the beginning of 2017...
— Pentabus Chair Ros Robins

Gallery


2018

Production

Company

Wolves are Coming For You (Tour) Pentabus Theatre Company, Sound Des. Peter Power

2017

Production

Company

The Last Hotel New York & Washington
Blank Out - new Chamber Opera Disquiet Foundation Amsterdam and tour, (Assistant Dir and Dramaturge)

2016

Production

Company

Sunken Garden Opera de Lyon, Dir. Michael van der Aa, (Associate Director)
Everything Between Us Rough Magic, Project Arts Centre, Dublin
Jockey WillFredd
The Last Hotel (Associate Director to Enda Walsh) Landmark co-Production with Wide Open Opera. Edinburgh Festival, Dublin and Linbury, ROH
Bees WillFredd

2015

Production

Company

Tejas Verdes The MAC, Belfast
Care Project Arts Centre, Dublin (and touring hospices as part of Beltaine Festival)

2014

Production

Company

The Sleeping Queen Wexford Festival Opera
Mice Will Play Project Arts Centre for Dublin Fringe Festival