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Geoff Sobelle

 
Bio:
Geoff Sobelle is a theatre artist dedicated to the ‚Äúsublime ridiculous.‚ÄĚ He is the co-artistic director of rainpan 43, a renegade absurdist outfit devoted to creating original actor-driven performance works. Using illusion, film and out-dated mechanics, R43 creates surreal, poetic pieces that ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Geoff Sobelle is a theatre artist dedicated to the ‚Äúsublime ridiculous.‚ÄĚ He is the co-artistic director of rainpan 43, a renegade absurdist outfit devoted to creating original actor-driven performance works. Using illusion, film and out-dated mechanics, R43 creates surreal, poetic pieces that ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Barrow Street Theatricals Off-Broadway Production, 2018
Guest Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
New York Theatre Workshop Premiere, 2017
Performer

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2014]
Creator

Writing

Writer

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CTG Associate Artistic ' Kelley Kirkpatrick, Creator/Performer Geoff Sobelle and CTG  Photo

CTG Associate Artistic ' Kelley Kirkpatrick, Creator/Performer Geoff Sobelle and CTG Artistic ' Michael Ritchie

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Creator/Performer Geoff Sobelle with his parents Liz Sobelle and Dick Sobelle
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Creator/Performer Geoff Sobelle with his parents Liz Sobelle and Dick Sobelle

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Creator/Performer Geoff Sobelle and parents Liz Sobelle and Dick Sobelle Photo

Creator/Performer Geoff Sobelle and parents Liz Sobelle and Dick Sobelle

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CTG Producing ' Douglas C. Baker and Creator/Performer Geoff Sobelle Photo

CTG Producing ' Douglas C. Baker and Creator/Performer Geoff Sobelle

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CTG Associate Artistic Director Kelley Kirkpatrick, Creator/Performer Geoff Sobelle a Photo

CTG Associate Artistic Director Kelley Kirkpatrick, Creator/Performer Geoff Sobelle and CTG Artistic Director Michael Ritchie

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Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
Barrow Street Theatricals Off-Broadway Production, 2018
Guest Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
New York Theatre Workshop Premiere, 2017
Performer

Productions

Creator

Writing
Writer

Geoff Sobelle Biography

Geoff Sobelle is a theatre artist dedicated to the ‚Äúsublime ridiculous.‚ÄĚ He is the co-artistic director of rainpan 43, a renegade absurdist outfit devoted to creating original actor-driven performance works. Using illusion, film and out-dated mechanics, R43 creates surreal, poetic pieces that look for humanity where you least expect it and find grace where no one is looking. R43‚Äôs shows include: all wear bowlers (Innovative Theatre Award, Drama Desk nomination), Amnesia Curiosa, machines machines machines machines machines machines machines (OBIE award ‚Äď design), and Elephant Room (commissioned by Center Theatre Group). His independent work includes Flesh and Blood & Fish and Fowl (Edinburgh Fringe First Award) and The Object Lesson (Edinburgh Fringe First Award, Carol Tambor Award, Total Theatre Award, NYTimes Critics Pick). He has been a company member of Philadelphia‚Äôs Pig Iron Theatre Company since 2001.

All of his work to date has premiered at the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival before touring nationally and internationally. Geoff’s work has been presented at the the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), St. Ann’s Warehouse, HERE Arts Center, The Kirk Douglas Theatre (CTG), Berkeley Rep, La Jolla Playhouse, Arena Stage, Studio Theatre (DC), Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago), Bard College, the Barbican Center (London), and has toured to Germany, Italy, France and South Korea.

As a teacher, Geoff has led workshops all over the world in devised theatre creation, physical approach to character, clown and ‚Äújeu.‚ÄĚ He is a teacher at the Pig Iron school in Philadelphia (APT) and is on faculty at Bard College. His projects have been supported by the MAP Fund, the Independence Foundation, the Philadelphia Theatre Initiative, the Wyncote Foundation, US Arts International, the Princeton Atelier and the New England Foundation for the Arts. He is a 2006 Pew Fellow and is a 2009 Creative Capital grantee. Geoff graduated with honors from Stanford University and trained in physical theatre at √Čcole Jacques Lecoq in Paris.




Geoff Sobelle News

HERE & Minor Theater to Present MARIE IT'S TIME in September Photo HERE & Minor Theater to Present MARIE IT'S TIME in September
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 3, 2022

The Obie Award-winning HERE will present Marie It’s Time. Created and Produced by Minor Theater, the company that brought you Julia Jarcho’s Obie Award-winning Grimly Handsome, Marie It’s Time is written by Jarcho, who also performs in her work for the first time.

FringeArts Announces Full Details For 2022 Philadelphia Fringe Festival Photo FringeArts Announces Full Details For 2022 Philadelphia Fringe Festival
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 1, 2022

FringeArts has announced the full roster of programming for the 26th Annual Philadelphia Fringe Festival, a city-wide celebration of progressive, world-class art that expands the imagination and boldly defies expectations. The Festival will take place on September 8 through October 2.

Complete Cast & Creative Announced for World Premiere of GODDESS, Starring Amber Iman Photo Complete Cast & Creative Announced for World Premiere of GODDESS, Starring Amber Iman & More at Berkeley Rep
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 21, 2022

Berkeley Repertory Theatre announced the full cast and creative team for the world premiere musical, Goddess. The musical stage production is conceived and directed by Saheem Ali, music and lyrics by Michael Thurber, and written by Jocelyn Bioh. Previews begin Saturday, August 13, and the show runs through Sunday, September 25.

World Premiere Musical CORNELIA STREET & Five World Premiere Plays Announced for Atla Photo World Premiere Musical CORNELIA STREET & Five World Premiere Plays Announced for Atlantic Theater Company 2022-2023 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 21, 2022

Atlantic Theater Company has announced productions for its 2022-2023 season. Atlantic’s 2022-2023 season will include the world premiere musical Cornelia Street, with a book by Tony Award winner Simon Stephens, music and lyrics by Mark Eitzel, directed by Tony Award nominee Neil Pepe and more.

CANNABIS! A VIPER VAUDEVILLE to be Presented by HERE and La MaMa Photo CANNABIS! A VIPER VAUDEVILLE to be Presented by HERE and La MaMa
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 19, 2022

The Obie Award-winning HERE will present the HERE Artist Residency Program production of Cannabis! A Viper Vaudeville. 

HERE Announces Full Programming for PUPPETOPIA Photo HERE Announces Full Programming for PUPPETOPIA
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 4, 2022

The Obie Award-winning¬†HERE¬†has announced programming for¬†Puppetopia,¬†a presentation of HERE‚Äôs Dream Music Puppetry program.¬†Puppetopia¬†will run¬†May 11‚Äď22, 2022¬†in the¬†HERE Mainstage¬†&¬†Dorothy B. Williams Theatres¬†(145 Sixth Avenue, New York, NY 10013).

Ars Nova Extends Heather Christian's ORATORIO FOR LIVING THINGS Photo Ars Nova Extends Heather Christian's ORATORIO FOR LIVING THINGS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 31, 2022

Ars Nova is extending the world premiere commission of Oratorio for Living Things to May 15. Composed by Obie Award-winner and 2015 & 2016 Ars Nova resident artist Heather Christian and directed by Obie Award-winner Lee Sunday Evans, the event fuses music and theater, surrounding the audience with 18 virtuosic singers and instrumentalists.

CHAVEZ RAVINE: IN 9 INNINGS Premieres On Center Theatre Group's Digital Stage This  Photo CHAVEZ RAVINE: IN 9 INNINGS Premieres On Center Theatre Group's Digital Stage This Month
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 1, 2021

Powerhouse L.A.-based Latino/Chicano performance trio and recent members of the CTG Creative Collective, Culture Clash explore Los Angeles‚Äô heritage and history in ‚ÄúChavez Ravine: In 9 Innings,‚ÄĚ a new episodic adaptation of their play ‚ÄúChavez Ravine.‚ÄĚ

Soho Rep. Announces 2021-22 Season Photo Soho Rep. Announces 2021-22 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 15, 2021

Soho Rep. today announced a robust 2021-22 season with which it will reopen its home at 46 Walker Street. The company welcomes full-capacity in-person audiences back for the first time since late 2019 with the presentation of works-in-progress from the Writer/Director Lab, a signature program of the theater for over two decades.

THE SALVI CHRONICLES Premieres on CTG's Digital Stage Today Photo THE SALVI CHRONICLES Premieres on CTG's Digital Stage Today
by Stephi Wild - Aug 27, 2021

Recent CTG Creative Collective members and two thirds of powerhouse Latino/Chicano performance trio Culture Clash, Ric Salinas and Herbert Siguenza share their Salvadore√Īo (Salvadoran) roots in ‚ÄúThe Salvi Chronicles.‚ÄĚ

Geoff Sobelle Videos

VIDEO: Go Behind The Scenes of HOME at Berkeley Rep VideoVIDEO: Go Behind The Scenes of HOME at Berkeley Rep
by Alan Henry - Mar 25, 2019

Straight from acclaimed performances at BAM in New York and venues around the world, Obie Award-winning physical theatre artist Geoff Sobelle and his ensemble of actors, dancers, and designers treat you to an enchanting visual and immersive spectacle.

STAGE TUBE: Scenes from CTG's ELEPHANT ROOM at Kirk Douglas Theatre
by Stage Tube - Aug 29, 2012

Elephant Room at the Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre brings pure, unadulterated fun and transforms the space into a mystical place of wonder and amusement, running now through September 16, 2012. Check out a montage of scenes from Elephant Room set to the musical stylings of Aerosmith's 'Cryin'.' Watch below!


Geoff Sobelle Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Geoff Sobelle written?
Geoff Sobelle has written 1 shows including The Object Lesson (Writer).