Age Range: late 30’s – 40’s
Ethnicity: Indian
Height: 170cm
Hair colour: Black
Eye colour: Brown

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Sonya is a multidisciplinary performer, dramaturg, director, producer and arts activist who made her screen debut in Ocean Girl in the 90s. Feature films include Wil, Knowing, My Year Without Sex and The Last Ride; television highlights are Rush, Very Small Business, East West 101, Lowdown, It’s A Date, Legally Brown, Romper Stomper, Next Generation and Five Bedrooms. In 2012, she founded Watch This and as Artistic Director, has delivered seasons of Assassins, Pacific Overtures, Company, Merrily We Roll Along, A Little Night Music and Sunday in the Park with George to critical acclaim and a total of 18 Green Room nominations/ 2 wins alongside multi-million dollar musicals. Sonya has also served as GM of Red Stitch, Artistic Coordinator at Monash Academy of Performing Arts, and was a Founding Director of Poppy Seed Festival. Recent theatre highlights include Elbow Room’s We Get It at MTC Neon and Brisbane Powerhouse; touring Polyglot/ Papermoon Puppet Theatre’s Helpmann and GRA-nominated Cerita Anak across Australia and the world; premiering MTC’s Melbourne Talam (GRA nomination, Best Ensemble); Emilie Collyer’s ‘netball fantasia’ Contest; and Fleur Kilpatrick’s award-winning Whale. Last year, she co-directed Sunday in the Park with George with Dean Drieberg for Watch This, sharing a GRA nomination for Best Direction of a Musical. Sonya is frequently invited to collaborate on the development of new Australian writing; she also works tirelessly to change the face of our live performance sector through her work on panels, committees, in forums and via campaigns like the #justnotthatmany national visibility initiative, which she led in 2019.