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2ND ACT PLAYERS WORKS WITH INTIMACY DIRECTOR FOR "OLD RINGERS"

Blog - 2nd Act Players, September 2019

"Our intimacy choreographer, Sophia Sinsheimer, explains the history of the position and what her work at 2nd Act Players Involves."

THE CLEAN HOUSE: THE STRENGTH AND COMFORT OF UNEXPECTED HUMAN CONNECTIONS

North by Northwestern, May 24th, 2018

“Everyone comes out of exile in their own way” is this year’s quote for Northwestern’s Jewish Theatre Ensemble, around which this season’s shows have been structured. Director Sophia Sinsheimer set out to explore this quote in a new way in The Clean House, JTE’s spring production that opens this weekend.
“We were interested in the idea of exile as self-inflicted, and coming out of exile as a process of learning how to be vulnerable with others,” says Sinsheimer, a Communications senior majoring in Theatre and Gender & Sexuality studies. “To me, The Clean House is about the power of human connection to help us realize that the things we find difficult in life—the tragedies, the bumps in the road—are all so livable and manageable when other people are there to help.”

NORTHWESTERN ALUM’S RENOWNED PLAY “STICK FLY” TO PREMIERE ON CAMPUS

The Daily Northwestern, May 10th, 2017

"Communication junior Sophia Sinsheimer, assistant director of the show, said it is important to highlight black voices in theater. The show emphasizes race and gender and how that affects class, she said. Sinsheimer said she is looking forward to seeing if the play generates open conversations.
“That’s why we do theatre,” she said."

SLAM POETRY, GENDER-BENT CAST REJUVENATE CLASSIC “ROMEO AND JULIET” STORY IN WAVE PRODUCTIONS’ FALL SHOW

The Daily Northwestern, November 2nd, 2016

"In addition to engaging with the reality of tragedy, Sinsheimer said she intends for the play to fill a void with art, something she hopes others in the theater community will do more often.
“If something lights a fire in your belly and you feel the need to share that with other people, because maybe it lights a fire in their belly, too, then that makes for really compelling art,” she said. “That’s where this play is coming from.”

5 LESBIANS EATING A QUICHE ADDRESSES 1950S STEREOTYPES, SEXUALITY

The Daily Northwestern, March 2, 2016

"About midway through the rehearsal process, the cast and several crew members of the show listened to a presentation by Gender and Sexuality Studies Prof. Lane Fenrich on 1950s lesbian subcultures and other historical context from the era. This gave the actors and director a better understanding of gay and lesbian culture in the time period, Lipstick Theatre outreach chair Sophia Sinsheimer said."
“I think we have a lot of preconceived notions of that time period and of gays and lesbians,” the Communication sophomore said. “To hear from an expert about what it was actually like and what the social movements were like in that time period gives the actors more specificity to play on, so that you aren’t just going off of stereotypes, which is so important especially for a project where there are queer characters.”