About

Writer. Actor.
Part-time producer. Full-time feminist.

Sophia is an award-winning playwright, writer, actor, and creator.

In 2019, Sophia graduated from the Canadian Film Centre’s Bell Media TV Writing Program in association with ABC Signature Studios. She is currently writing on Season 3 of Odd Squad Mobile Unit and loving every minute.

As a playwright, she is making her professional debut this summer at the Blyth Festival with her comedy Liars at a Funeral (2020). Sophia has been awarded the Ellen Ross Stuart Opening Doors Award through the Ontario Arts Foundation (2018), The Second City Award for Best New Comedy (2015), and numerous grants via the Ontario Arts Council.

To read about her plays The Philanderess (a gender-swapped farce based on George Bernard Shaw’s The Philanderer) and Liars at a Funeral (a black comedy about a grandmother faking her own death) click here.

To learn more about her projects, including two short films (Shut Up, John Cusack and Floss) click here.

For reading copies of her work, contact Sophia directly at sfabiilli@gmail.com

As an actor, she’s cast as quirky ingenues, smarty-pants sidekicks, and neurotic ladies.

Script development is one of her all-time favourite things; she has worked on multiple new play workshops with Nightwood Theatre, Litmus Theatre, Theatre Aquarius, and the Thousand Islands Playhouse. When not devouring scripts, she enjoys shooting commercials where she she makes an utter ass of herself.

She’s an accomplished producer and consequently a caffeine addict.

Sophia currently serves as the Associate Artistic Director of the Thousand Islands Playhouse where she spends her summers making theatre. In 2020, she’s delighted to make her directorial debut with Every Brilliant Thing, starring Nicole Stamp.

Miscellaneous details…

Sophia is a graduate of the University of Toronto (Honours B.A.) and Sheridan College (Diploma in Acting). A proud feminist, Sophia was one of the leading forces behind the #FringeFemmeTO movement and co-produces the sold-out annual fundraiser Feminist Debaters (2016-2020).