The Society of British Theatre Designers

Staging Places: We Are The Storytellers Now - open until March 13, 2020 at V&A London

Sophia Simensky

Gallery Images

  • Waiting for Waiting for Godot
  • Operation Crucible
  • Chicken soup Scene 3 set


Sophia Simensky is a visual artist and designer, working across theatre, film and performance.

Dirty Art Department: MA art and design at The Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam
Design for Performance (BA Hons) at Wimbledon college of Art, London

Residencies and Scholarships:
Leverhulme Scholarship // Wysing Arts Centre. 2015
Associate Makers residency // Firstsite, Colchester. 2015
Research and Performance Lab at Le Plongeoir // Lyon. 2015.
Time and Space Residency // Metal Liverpool, 2014.
Weave: an arts platform // Brussels, 2013.

Theatre Design:
Brexit the play (Pleasance, Edinburgh, 2018)
Moormaid (The Arcola, 2018)
Chicken Soup (Sheffield Crucible Studio, 2018)
Waiting for Waiting for Godot (St James Theatre, 2016)
Operation Crucible (Sheffield Crucible Studio,2016)
The House of Bernarda Alba (The Cockpit Theatre, 2016.)
Operation Crucible (Finborough, 2015)
Muscovado (Theatre 503, 2015)
Don Quixote ( Jackson's Lane, 2014)
It Never Ends (Theatre 503, 2014
Dog Days (Theatre 503, 2014)
Operation Crucible (Finborough, 2014)
The Altitude Brothers (Snuffbox Theatre, 2013)
The Magic Flute (Riverside Studios, 2013)
The Tailor-Made Man (Arts Theater. 2013)
An Incident at the Border (Trafalgar studios 2012)
Oranges on the Brain (Pegasus Oxford 2012)
You and Me (Little Soldier Productions, Greenwhich Theatre, 2012)

Costume Design:
The March On Russia (The Orange Tree Theatre, 2017)
King Kong (Vaults, 2017)
The Grand Tour (Finborough, 2015)
Carthage (Finborough, 2014)
Lost Boy (Finborough, 2014)
Cape, Synergy Theatre Project (Unicorn Theatre, 2013)
Events While Guarding the Bofor's Gun (Finborough, 2012)
Burning Bird, Synergy Theatre Project (Unicorn Theatre, 2012)

Production Design for Film:
The Fight (Directed by Jess Hynes, 2017)
Zombies Next Door: Pilot commissioned by CBBC (Directed by Marc Price, 2015)
The 95th (Directed by Dave Nolan, 2012)

Art Direction:
Serengeti Rules (Directed by Nicolas Brown, for Passion Planet, 2017)
Emma (Directed by Sophie Gueydon, 2017)

Offie Nomination for Best set design 2016 // Waiting for Waiting for Godot at the St James Theatre.
Offie Nomination for Best Costume Design 2014 // Events While Guarding the Bofors Gun, Finborough Theatre.