a chat with sophie

Q: Can you please introduce yourself?

I’m Sophie and I play Character #7 and Boyan Slat. I’m in my first year at Algonquin College and I live in Ottawa. I’ve been a part of a few plays and performances with Kristina, like Emily Brontosaurus: Tales of the Northern Swamp and I’m currently part of STUFF!

Q: What does being in 12 mean to you?

It’s a wonderful, safe space with people I admire. 12 is a show that pushes for a greener, healthier world, one that I want to see happen. Being in 12 gives me a place where I and the ensemble can reveal who we are. It feels good to be a part of something that is so unapologetically vulnerable.

Q: What’s your favorite part of the natural world?

RAIN! Especially in the fall. Everything is grey except the leaves which are beautiful, bright, vibrant reds, oranges and yellows. They pop against the dark greys of wet concrete, and the after-rain smell just…EVERYTHING! Bonus points if it was a thunderstorm.

Q: What is one of your specific Climate Change concerns?

Will people–hell, will I–care enough to ACTUALLY take action?

Q: What’s a question you’d like to ask anyone about Climate Change?

Why do you think it doesn’t exist? Even if it ends up being false, wouldn’t you rather have had the world united to make sure it DEFINITELY doesn’t happen?

Q: When the audience leaves 12, you hope they will …

Have the courage to tell their loved ones to take action, and take action themselves.

Q: What’s your favourite word?

Description, corruption, iris, “pantoufle,” pantheon, vivarium…


We’re down to lucky number 7! Here’s Sophie, character 7, with some dragon talk and a bit of 12’s backstory. #12 #gctc #100Watt Get tickets to 12 here: https://www.gctc.ca/shows/12 [Video Description]: A youth with brown hair sits in front of a plant and a window.

♬ original sound – 12
7 weeks to 12!