Episode 11: Exploring Study Focus in Contemporary Arts with Sophie Tang

April 24, 2023
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In this episode of FCAT After School, Contemporary Arts student Zoe Braithwaite catches up with program alum and award-winning lighting and set designer Sophie Tang.

From the Stratford Festival to Vancouver Opera, you'll find Sophie's lighting-focused artistry and storytelling practice across theatre, opera and dance. Sophie shares with us her experiences navigating school from SFU School of contemporary arts, and changes in disciplines and approaches to education, all leading to a flourishing career in lighting-focused artistry and storytelling.

Guest Bio:

Sophie Tang is an award-winning lighting and set designer working in Theatre, Opera and Dance. She has worked with companies including Stratford Festival, Push Festival, Electric Company Theatre, Vancouver Opera, Artsclub Theatre, Bard on the Beach, Citadel Theatre, Canadian Stage, Theatre Replacement and so on. Recent credits: Undeveloped Sound (Electric Company Theatre), Choir boy (Canadian stage and Artsclub), The Pearl Fishers (Vancouver Opera), Romeo and Juliet (Bard on the Beach), 9 to 5 (Citadel Theatre), S’effondrent Les Videoclubs (Theatre La Seizième), Do You Mind if I Sit Here (Theatre Replacement), Being here (Belfry Theatre), Rez Sisters (Stratford Festival), Portfolio website: sophieyufeitang.com

Guest Website: sophieyufeitang.com

Host Bio:

Zoë Braithwaite is a Vancouver based interdisciplinary artist and BFA student at the SCA, majoring in Theatre Performance.

Instagram: @zoe_braithwaite

Theme music: Chad Crouch “Illustrated Novel” is licensed under CC BY-NC 3.0