Sophie Joans is a theatre-maker, comedian and producer, born in Cape Town with Mauritian roots. Some of her notable performances include: The Flower Hunters (also showing at NAF 2021), Do You Dream In Colour (Most Innovative Play, Zabalaza Festival, 2018) and her ukulele stand-up comedy act. She’s the founder of Spark in the Dark Productions and co-founder of storytelling event, Raunchy Renditions. She also started @Scenes_on_Screens – a virtual theatre in response to lockdown. Île is her first offering as a solo show.
Richard is a UCT Graduate, holding an Honours degree in Drama specialising in Technical Theatre Management. Since graduating, Richard has taken up roles in directing, dramaturgy, stage management, and lighting design. Some of his collaborations include Jackï Job’s And Then…, Clare Stopford’s Lear’s Daughters, and Marianna Le Roux’s upcoming Celebration of the Hours. In a performance capacity, he has played a number of film and television roles, starred as Leo Bloom in Pieter Toerien Production’s The Producers, and is a resident singer with the events company ShoutMC. Richard is a co-founding member of Mixing Bowl Productions, a theatre company that focuses on crafting small-scale musical theatre works for new audiences. Since 2015, Richard has co-created and co-starred in numerous works including In-between, Cheers to Broadway, Private Parts, No Jazz Hands Allowed: A Concert Series, and Classic? A Song Cycle.