I’m currently under contract as an actor and also under commission at a London theatre.
DURHAM BOOK FESTIVAL: Writer talk (online)
EASTENDERS (Writer) 16 June 2021
VENEER (ACTOR) Short Film Film 4/BSL Zone
BEST IN LOCKDOWN – Short film in collaboration with Dudley Rees and Told by an Idiot
VENEER – playing Gloria in short film written by and starring Jean St Clair and directed by Louis Neethling for BSL Zone.
CASUALTY (WRITER) 11 July 2020 Casualty – BBC 1 – Co writer with Charlie Swinbourne. Epsiode 36, series 34. RTS winner 2021.
July/August 2020. My research (entitled ‘And what do you do?’) asks the historical deaf and disabled people in the archive what they did for work. Is it even documented? How does the past documentation and work prospects of deaf/disabled people inform today’s culture, in particular television drama? As a writer and actor myself, I will research the roles of deaf women in film and TV.
AUGMENTED TOUR March 2020 – Sophie Woolley’s tours her show Augmented. The inaugural show of her new company, Augmented Productions, Augmented is directed by Rachel Bagshaw and produced by Told by an Idiot’s leading producer, Jenni Grainger. The show is in association with Told by an Idiot, a company with a history of touring innovative and provocative new work for the last 26 years.
“Just flick a switch and everything will be okay…”
From going deaf in her 20s to being activated/switched on as a real-life ‘cyborg’, Sophie Woolley’s brand new play is a personal story of the joy and conflict of becoming ‘hearing’ again after years of total deafness.
‘A totally unique writer.. an absolutely amazing performer’ (Irvine Welsh on Sophie Woolley’s Augmented) 14+
Augmented is the inaugural show for Augmented Productions and is produced by Told by an Idiot’s leading producer, Jenni Grainger. The show is in association with Told by an Idiot.
Clore Leadership Fellowship secondment at RSC.
December 2018 Off The Tracks Podcast R&D by Kate Chapman. Writer/Performer.
November 2018 Augmented Access R&D at The Bush, London
2018-2019 BBC Writersroom Access Group Writer.
2018-2019 Clore Fellowship 2018-2019 Theatre fellowship supported by Gatsby Charitable Trust.
Ovalhouse adult company – making a solo show Wednesdays19th Sept – 12th December, 6:30-8:30pm. Ovalhouse Adult Company 25+ yrs
£60 for the term (concessions available). 10 spaces available
Award winning writer and performer, Sophie Woolley will be taking the helm of our Adult Company this season. She will be delivering a toolkit on how to make a one-person show. This will include sessions on writing, performing, strategy, marketing and funding. This is for emerging writer-performers. To book: Please send a short biography and a piece of writing (a monologue, short extract). A commitment to the entire process is needed, so please make sure you can attend all sessions. Please send you application to email@example.com by the 27th August 2018.
Augmented R&D 2018
I’m developing a one person show based on my own experience of going totally deaf and regaining my hearing via cochlear implant.
12-14 July Ovalhouse Theatre.
Pulse Festival/New Wolesy Studio Theatre
1 June 2018
Augmented scratch, Suitcase Award showcase.
Sheffield Crucible R&D
With support from Ramps on the Moon and Sheffield Theatres I am collaborating with choreographer Martyn Garside and composer, Lee Affen to create a piece of dance performance art.
Barbican/Told by an Idiot/ Sky Arts
19 February -3 March 2018
A two week improvisation laboratory with amazing theatre company, Told by an Idiot, supported by Sky Arts, with short film of the project broadcasy on 29 March 2019.