Artist Bios

Sophiyaa Nayar

Sophiyaa Nayar

(Bio as of July 2022)

Sophiyaa Nayar (Director) creates work that centers (im)migrants. Goodman credits include the Future Labs production of Shakuntala. Chicago credits include Love in The Time of Jonestown (New Coordinates); Good Years (Definition); Pretty Shahid (Jackalope) and EthiopianAmerica (Definition), which won Black Theatre Alliance Awards for Best Play, Featured Actor and Actress and a Jeff Award for Fight Choreography. Off-Broadway credits include Plural (Love) (WP Theatre; Pipeline Festival); Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe with Cecily Strong (AD; The Shed); Nollywood Dreams (AD; MCC) and Soft Power (SDC Fellow; The Public). Her recent touring show, Movement Live, is headed to Lincoln Center in 2023. More on  sophiyaanayar.net.