Pacific Resident Theatre Presents I AM SOPHIE Opening November 17th In Venice

Are you living your true self? Filled with philosophie de la vie, humor, and heartache I Am Sophie is a journey of identity. The audience becomes the confidante to Sophie Carter, formerly known as Kate Carter. When she returns to the United States after living in Paris, she has become a changed woman. Now home, to take care of her father, her loved ones meet Sophie for the first time. What follows is an existential adventure. Sophie has us all wondering, am I who I think I am?

Corinne Shor has appeared on stages globally with a diversity of roles that include works from Shakespeare to Sketch Comedy. Locally, she was seen as May Bee Burley in Verdigris by Jim Beaver at Theatre West, and she has a recurring role as the mysterious Matron on NBC's The Event, playing opposite Hal Holbrook & Jason Ritter. Corinne's training includes The Theatre School Jacques Lecoq in Paris, The Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin, and Improvisation at Upright Citizens Brigade. She often works as a narrator for young adult audiobooks (Scars of Youth, In my Dreams, The Fairy King).

Susan Angelo recently directed The Chalk Garden, The Royal Family, and the LA premiere of My Name Is Rachel Corrie at Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum where she co-created the theatre's Academy of the Classics and in-school programs, serving as its Education Director for many years. Other directing credits include Orange County Shakespeare's critically acclaimed multi-ethnic A Midsummer Night's Dream; Winter's Tale and Twelfth Night at The Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival and Summer and Smoke at CLU. Susan is a member at both Theatricum and A Noise Within in Pasadena, where she has performed most of Shakespeare's ingénues and leading ladies. She has also performed at New York's Workshop, Blue Heron, and Signature Theatres, as well as regionally, including The Pittsburgh Public, Indiana Rep, Syracuse Stage, American Players Theatre, William Inge Theatre and The Shakespeare Theatre in Washington DC. Susan works regularly in film and television, and commercials. She has also conducted Shakespeare workshops for over 25 years at colleges and universities including NYU; Claremont Graduate School LA Valley College; El Camino College; and Cal Lutheran, where she is an adjunct professor, as well as at secondary schools, high schools, community organizations and theatres including Theatre West and PRT. Susan holds a BFA in Acting from CalArts and an MFA in Shakespeare and classical acting from George Washington University. In addition to acting and directing, Susan teaches Shakespeare in her private studio in Santa Monica.

"Who are we? Really. When it's all stripped away-- the stories, the things that divide us, the beliefs we cling to? Who are we? Finding our voice and power within this human experience is ultimately what matters the most, say director Susan Angelo. I hope this piece becomes an inspiration to the people who see it, and perhaps sparks thier inner Sophie."

Pacific Resident Theatre is nationally recognized as one of the top regional theaters on the West Coast. The company presents works of the highest quality, in order to entertain, inform and educate its multicultural community. In addition to the company's commitment to rediscover the rarely performed classics, PRT is focused on fostering and developing new works through the collaboration of an artistic ensemble influenced by societal relevance, past, present and future. Pacific Resident Theatre promotes the theatre arts by providing opportunities for artists and craftsmen to develop and enrich their skills.

Our Production Team: Produced by Marilyn Fox, and Sara Newman-Martins. Joan-Angela Hess (Associate Producer) Ed Brown and Yancey Dunham (Co-Lighting Designers), Grant Escandón (Sound Design).

"I Am Sophie" runs from November 11, 2018 - January 27, 2019. Press opening at 8pm on November 17th. Performances are Thursdays - Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm (no performances on 11/22, 12/20 - 12/30). Pacific Resident Theatre is located at 705 1/2 Venice Blvd. in Venice, CA 90291. Tickets are $25 - $34 (senior and student discounts) and can be purchased online at http://www.pacificresidenttheatre.com or by calling (310) 822-8392.

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