Sophie Charlotte Barth

Sophie Charlotte Barth

Freelance director & writer

  • Location: Oslo, Norway
  • Career stage: Entry
  • Freelancer: Available

Companies: B.Ø Teater (Oslo/London)

Trabicula Theatre (www.trabicula.teater.wordpress.com)

I'm an East 15 Acting School alumni, from the MA Theatre Directing course. As a director, writer and performer I’m interested in developing a collaborative spirit in all my work where I can involve artists across all art forms. My style would probably be linked to the absurdist tradition, but I also enjoy exploring realism and naturalism in equal measure. As a theatre artist, I want to focus on language that is representative of life by exploring the real meaning of words and their musicality. I’m therefore also very attached to Antonin Artaud’s ground-breaking theatre theories in The Theatre and its Double. I would like to keep the words that capture the narrative in a minimalist but with immaculate precision. Therefore I strive to write my text in a different way, where the strong visual communication can erase the need for words to fill the silence.
My most current idea that I want to develop as a young director is inspired by the études I saw when studying in Moscow (GITIS). I want to break free from the theatre stage and work with tailoring performances site-specifically, and thus also opening up to the notion that the space affects the work and vice-versa. The type of work I’m interested in developing would be covering a variety of different genres, also by focusing on reconstructing classic texts in an immersive way.

I'm currently based in Oslo (Norway), but will work on projects in London in 2016.

 

Skills

  • Academic Writing
  • Art Direction
  • Assistant Directing
  • Creative writing
  • Directing
  • Movement
  • Physical Theatre
  • Playwriting

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