Sophie Motley is Artistic Director of The Everyman, Cork. Previously, she was AD / co-CEO of Pentabus Theatre, UK, co-Artistic Director of WillFredd Theatre and Associate Director of Rough Magic.
Directing work includes Here I Belong, Wolves Are Coming for You, Crossings, The Tale of Little Bevan and One Side Lies the Sea (Pentabus); Millions of Years (English National Opera); BEES!, Jockey, CARE, FOLLOW, FARM, (WillFredd Theatre); Tejas Verdes, Vincent River (Prime Cut); The Sleeping Queen (Wexford Festival Opera); Everything Between Us, Plaza Suite (Rough Magic). As Dramaturg, Sophie worked on Blank Out (Dutch Nationa lOpera). As Associate Director, her work includes The Book of Disquiet (Michel van der Aa), Sunken Garden (ENO / Barbican / Opera de Lyon), The Last Hotel (Wide Open Opera / Landmark).
She was Staff Director at English National Opera, Resident Assistant Director at the Abbey Theatre and Resident Stage Director for London Sinfonietta.
As assistant director, she worked with and learnt from artists such as Benedict Andrews, Deborah Warner, Fiona Shaw, James MacDonald, David Leveaux, Phelim McDermott, Yoshi Oida, Howard Davies and Conor MacPherson.