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FUNERAL FLOWERS

I DIRECT AND PRODUCE ACTIVIST STORYTELLING

STORIESI work across multiple mediums to tell real women's stories that demand social change:

FUNERAL FLOWERS - I developed, produced and Associate Directed this Filipa Bragança Award winning immersive performance piece. nspired by the true story of a mother's experience of losing her children while incarcerated in HMP Holloway, 17 year old Angelique is growing up in care and facing image-based and sexual abuse: floristry is her lifeline. Nominated for an Off West End Award for its London Tour.

 POWER PLAYs - I am Artistic Director of the Fringe First Award-winning theatre company who tell stories developed through a verbatim practice, drawn from real women's experiences. Our 2018 showcase of four new plays told stories of ‘rich unsettling drama’ (The Scotsman). Nominated for DBACE Deutsche Bank Creative Entrepreneurs Award, 2020. 

 MARY MARY - I directed and co-wrote this devised performance piece drawing on medieval trial testimonies, for a sell-out run at The Cockpit theatre. 

☞ CLEAN BREAK  - I have collaborated with the charity Clean Break who work with women affected by criminal justice, on INSIDE THIS BOX at The Arcola and Clapham Omnibus and other projets.

ACTIVISM - I also curate multimedia activist projects and campaigns:

☞ MY IMAGE MY CHOICE - a campaign to update laws on image-based  sexual abuse

 BRAINSTORM - a weekend presenting the work of 50+ visual, video and performing artists, chosen by It's Nice That's Top 10 in 2018

☞ ALL RISE FOR THE PLANET - a 2 day immersive mock trial at Tate Modern, putting UK institutions in the dock for crimes against the climate, set in a dystopian future

 IT'S FREEZING IN LA!s well attended events programme  2018/19- including an exhibition in Greenwich Design District, an installation at the Science Museum, and a screening of short films at Moth Club

WORDS - I have also written for publications including i-D, Contra Journal, Arteviste, Gobbledegook, Him + His

Contact me on

+7796541580

sophiatarac@gmail.com

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