SOPHIE SMYTH (she/her) is a neurodivergent singer, actor, writer, and sometimes dancer based in Naarm (Melbourne). She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Music Theatre) from Federation University’s Arts Academy.
Her cabaret show, The Aspie Hour (theaspiehour.com), a poignant and hilarious look at autistic life, co-written and performed with Ryan Smedley, directed by Fiona Scott-Norman, and musical direction by Rainer Pollard, played to sold-out audiences and standing ovations across Australia. They enjoyed successful seasons at the Adelaide Fringe’s Garden of Unearthly Delights (2021), Sydney Festival (2020), Perth Fringe World (2020), Melbourne International Comedy Festival (2018-19), Melbourne Writers Festival (2018), and the Ballarat Cabaret Festival (2017). The show garnered multiple awards including a Green Room Award for Best Writing in a Cabaret (2019), Perth Fringe World Weekly Award for Best Theatre (2020), and the Adelaide Fringe Weekly Award for Best Emerging Artist (2021).
Theatre highlights include Juniper in the Helpmann Award Winning musical Robot Song with Arena Theatre Company (2019, 2022 national tours) and Blasko Tupper in Motor-Mouth Loves Suck-Face: An Apocalyptic Musical at La Mama Theatre.
Sophie is a 2021 recipient of Australians in Film’s inaugural UNTAPPED development lab program supported by Screen Australia and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association; the program includes tutelage from top LA industry leaders and personal mentorship from LuckyChap Entertainment. She is a proud finalist for the 2021 Rebel Wilson Comedy Commission. Her current writing project is a half-hour comedy drama for television titled UNLOVEABLE; based on a true story, 20-something almost-not-a-virgin Sophie is dumped on her birthday because of her autism (well, according to her) and flung vag-first into the throes of modern dating in Melbs — and she’ll do ANYTHING (except anal) (probs) to prove that she! is! loveable!! damnit!!! UNLOVEABLE recently received funding from Screen Australia for further development.
She is a passionate disability advocate for authentic neurodivergent representation across film, television, and stage. Sophie is represented as an artist and creative with Mollison Keightley Management.
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