Sophia Mertins

Sophia is a Guatemalan playwright, currently living in London, where she has written for theatre and film and has co-produced two short films. Her interest in theatre derived from her training as a dancer and her work as a performer with various theatre and dance companies in Guatemala. She started writing while being a member of the young actors group of the Actor’s Touring Company (ACT@ATC). Her first play Parrots received the New Playwriting Prize in Guatemala in 2010 and went to open the National Theatre Festival in 2011. It was then read in its English version at the Arcola Theatre by the Actors Touring Company. She continued her writing education with Graham Whybrow and Simon Stephens at the Arvon Foundation in 2011 and since 2012 at Oxford University in their undergraduate course in Creative Writing.


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