Sonia Norris is a Toronto-based director, devisor, writer, performer and teacher working internationally including the Stratford Festival, Birmingham Conservatory, Cirque du Soleil, Disney Productions, Dell’Arte School of Physical Theatre, Royal Conservatory of Music, Mortal Coil Performance, Stellenbosch University S. Africa, Young Africa Arts Zimbabwe, Volcano Theatre, and universities and training programs across North America.
She is Artistic Director of The Chaos Factory, an ensemble devising company creating new work merging theatre, cabaret,
contemporary circus, mask and clown. Their productions have been presented internationally in Africa, the United States and Canada.
Sonia specializes in the creation of new devised work and has directed over 30 devised ensemble and solo productions. Recent directing credits include Cloud Nine (Cal State University LA), Yo Luna (Circus YoYo), La Ronde (Ryerson Theatre), Viva Cabaret (Bent Lens, TIFF, World Pride 2014), Fragmentos (Brock University), Jonathan’s Storm (Ardeleana Opera), Movement Director Cymbeline (Stratford Festival), Mask Director Mistatim (Red Sky Performance), Mask Director The Ballad of Weedy Peatstraw (Summerworks Festival), Assistant Director Taj (Luminato Festival), Co-Director The Penelopiad (Nightwood Theatre).
Sonia trained at Ecole Jacques Lecoq, Ecole Philippe Gaulier and the Dell’Arte School of Physical Theatre in California. She is a graduate of the Playhouse Acting School and has an MFA
in Directing from York University.