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Geoff Sobelle

Guest Artist

Geoff Sobelle is the Co-Artistic Director of rainpan 43, an artistic partnership with Trey Lyford bent on absurdist actor-created performance works. With R43 he has co-created and performed in all wear bowlers (an existential clown play), Amnesia Curiosa (a surgical séance), and machines machines machines machines machines machines machines machines. (a rube-goldberg-kinetic junk-sculpture-catastrophe). Geoff was awarded an Independence Foundation Fellowship and a grant from the Philadelphia Theatre Initiative to create all wear bowlers (Innovative Theatre Award, Drama Desk Award nomination) and received a second grant from PTI in 2006 to produce machines machines machines machines machines machines machines. He has been nominated for three Barrymore Awards, including the prestigious F. Otto Haas Award for an emerging Philadelphia Theatre Artist and was named “Best Theatre Artist 2004” in Philadelphia Magazine. Last year, Geoff received a 2006 Pew Fellowship in the Arts. Since 2001, Geoff has also been a company member of the Pig Iron Theatre Company, an Obie Award-winning ensemble-based physical theatre company dedicated to creating original work. In 2003, Geoff participated in the Princeton Atelier program with Pig Iron to create James Joyce is Dead and so is Paris: the Lucia Joyce Cabaret. He is a graduate of Stanford University, and trained at École with Jacques Lecoq in Paris, France. He is a card-carrying member of the Society of American Magicians and the Magic Castle in Hollywood.


rainpan 43 

Campus Address

Lewis Center for the Arts
185 Nassau Street

The Princeton Atelier was endowed in 2009 through the generosity of a donor who has chosen to remain anonymous. The Atelier is additionally supported through The Newhouse Foundation, The Erik C. Blachford '89 Fund, The Schare-Pfaffenroth Endowment Fund, The Jordan Roth '97 Performance Fund and The Peter T. Joseph Foundation.


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