Sophie Hunter is a theatre director notable for her avant-garde plays. She directed the North American tour of the 2013 experimental play The Shackleton Project, which dramatized the almost fatal voyage of Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton by having performers on stilts manipulate marionette puppets, and the 2010 revival of Henrik Ibsen's Ghosts at Access Theatre on Broadway. In 2007, she received the Samuel Beckett Award for writing and directing the play The Terrific Electric at the Barbican Centre. Hunter is also an actress, and singer.
Hunter is the eldest daughter of Charles Hunter and Anna Katharine Gow, now divorced. She is a granddaughter of General Sir James Michael Gow GCB, Knight Grand Cross, Order of the Bath who held the office of Deputy Lieutenant and was equerry to Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester. After studying French and Italian at Oxford University, Hunter moved to Paris to study avant-garde theatre for two years at the L'École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq. She then trained at the Saratoga International Theatre Institute (also known as the SITI Company) in New York City under the mentorship of Anne Bogart. She has co-founded the Lacuna Theatre Company, is an artistic director of the Boiler Room, is an associate director at the Broadhurst Theatre, and collaborates on marionette and puppetry production with the Phantom Limb company.
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In addition to directing, she has also acted in film, theatre and television and has recorded the French-language music album The Isis Project released in 2005. Throughout her career she has created, directed, and sometimes performed in theatre performances throughout Europe, the Middle East and North America, including Silverland, Hamlet, Volpone, and Ubu Roi. She directed the 2010 revival of Henrik Ibsen's Ghosts at Access Theatre in Broadway, as well as directing the North American tour of the 2013 avant-garde play The Shackleton Project. She collaborated on opera productions such as Mozart's Cosi fan tutte and Benjamin Britten's The Rape of Lucretia, Janacek's The Cunning Little Vixen (Italy), Mozart's The Magic Flute (African tour), and Beethoven's Fidelio. She is a vocalist and collaborated with songwriter Guy Chambers in her French-language music album The Isis Project. She is fluent in French.
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