Sofie Kramer (1990) is an Amsterdam based theater maker, performer and writer. Deriving from personal experiences, she examines her inner world from a political and philosophical perspective to tell bigger stories about the influence of power structures on the individual. In this search, she strongly relies on - and rebels against - antique sources such as Greek mythology. The fighting body is a returning theme in her work: the body that tries to fight time, gravity, the gaze of the other. She shows these fights in physical, strongly visual and often multidisciplinary performances, musicality and the body always being the starting point of the process.
A Pole Tragedy is the second performance of the Taboo Trilogy, a triptych of soloperformances in which she examines taboos around the existential themes of death, sexuality, and birth. The performance received an honorable mention from the Amsterdam Fringe Jury 2021. Her first soloperformance Er is je nooit een rozentuin beloofd, about the death of her mother, was mentioned in "De Theaterkrant" as one of the best theatre experiences of the theatre season, and herself as one of the most promising talents of 2019/2020.
She graduated in 2019 at the Directing department of the Institute of Performative Arts in Maastricht. Before, she studied Acting at the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht and Literary and Cultural Studies at the University of Amsterdam. She worked as a director's assistent at Orkater, Internationaal Theater Amsterdam and Productiehuis Rotterdam.