Sophie Banister is a writer, singer, actor, cabaret artist, comedian, composer and theatre maker based in Brisbane. In recent times, Sophie is known for her comedy cabarets, which she has performed throughout Brisbane and Australia in festivals such as Queensland Cabaret Festival, Adelaide and Melbourne Fringe Festival and Brisbane Comedy Festival. She is also the founder and host of local variety show, Brisbaret and performs regularly as a musical comedian in Brisbane.
Beyond creating her own work, Sophie performs around Australia as a choral member of the Australian Voices and works as a music and drama workshop facilitator, particularly in the disability sector. She is passionate about festivals and their impact on community and connection. Sophie’s work is often heavily inspired by local stories and pop culture, and influenced by her passion for heightened theatre, absurdism, music and comedy.
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