11 Jan 2022

Sonya Suares


Sonya is a multidisciplinary performer, dramaturg, director, producer and arts activist; she has worked across film, television and theatre since her screen debut at 16. Film credits include My Year Without Sex, and television highlights include Lowdown and Very Small Business. In 2012, she founded acclaimed Sondheim repertory company Watch This, realising a body of work from Pacific Overtures to Sunday In the Park with George, with many more in between, and accruing 21 Green Room Award nominations and two wins. Sonya has also been nominated for her performance work with Melbourne Theatre Company and Polyglot Theatre, her work as a director, and for the realisation of a digital documentary series. In 2021, she wrote, produced and performed in the pilot episode of The Quest, in collaboration with her son, Daniel. The part of her Polyglot work that she enjoys most is when kids enter the equation – that’s the magic bit!

Acknowledgment of country

Polyglot acknowledges that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we live and create, and we pay our respects to Elders past and present. For more than 65,000 years, children and families have created and played here, and we are grateful to make our art on this country too.