a chat with sophie

Q: Can you please introduce yourself?

I’m Sophie and I play Character #7 and Boyan Slat. I’m in grade 12 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 gives me an opportunity to be part of something I can really get behind and connect with. It feels good to be a part of something that is so unapologetically vulnerable and that really gets our voice out there. It also gives me an opportunity to spend more time with Kristina and the rest of the cast!

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…