Sophia Skiles is a NYC-based actor and teacher. She has performed in work directed by Anne Bogart, Richard Foreman, Chay Yew, David Herskovits, and Mary Zimmerman with strong ties to Ma-Yi Theater and National Asian American Theater Company. She has over twenty years of experience teaching acting in a wide range of environments: with public school students throughout NYC, pre-college students at Northwestern University's National High School Institute and in high school seniors in Ulster County, NY.
She has held teaching positions in theater programs at Mount Holyoke College and SUNY Ulster. She currently teaches Fundamentals of Acting and Scene Study courses in the Theater and Performance department at SUNY Purchase. Sophia is part of the 2016 ArtEquity Facilitator training cohort.
Theatre practitioner and educator Sophia Skiles interrogates unconsciously artificial and increasingly antiquated casting practices and urges understanding of casting practices that advance equity, inclusion, and access.