Although performing for family and friends since the age of seven, it wasn’t until after college and years in the corporate world, that the performance world beckoned her to leave everything else behind. Sonia started with stand-up performing stand-up in such places The Ice House, The Comedy Act Theater and At My Place in Los Angeles.
Having entered the entertainment industry a bit past the age of ingénue, a friend suggested Sonia introduce herself doing something memorable. The resulting project: a one-woman show called I’m Gonna Fly, a critically acclaimed play on the life of Bessie Coleman who became the world’s first licensed black aviatrix. I’m Gonna Fly garnered Sonia a Best Actress Nomination in the NAACP Theater Awards and has been performed for more than 20 years.
Film, television and theatrical credits include Jurassic Park 3, Speed, Grey’s Anatomy, The Mentalist, Two and a Half Men, The Man Who Came To Dinner and The Trial of One Short-Sighted Black Woman v. Mammy Louise and Safreeta Mae. Sonia has studied with noted improvisation groups such as The Groundlings and Second City (Santa Monica) and received a scholarship to study at the London Shakespeare Studio.
Sonia has written and self-published a book called Eeeeaaassy Party Planning and Conversations ‘Bout the Girls is her most current production. Sonia has also completed a screenplay based on Conversations ‘Bout the Girls, entitled “The Paper,” co-written with Noemi Torres for which they received an Honorable Mention from the Colorado Film Festival.
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Conversations ‘Bout the Girls is a play about women, the various stages that take us to womanhood and the challenges that women face on that journey, specifically as the journey relates to breasts. Conversations is a representation of the next phase of women’s stories with the ability to transform lives through laughter, tears and understanding.
One reviewer commented that, “Conversations ‘Bout the Girls is a production that lifts, empowers and gifts us all with the honest, funny, sad and joyous experiences of being female.” (Carole Schor)
Conversations ‘Bout the Girls is a play whose purpose is to provide an engaging way to entertain the public through looking at how a woman’s relationship with her breasts is influenced by the world around her. Through the sharing of these thought provoking stories, Conversations ‘Bout the Girls has the ability to:
♥ Transform lives through the power of understanding,
♥ Empower women to heal their bodies, minds and spirits by discovering their inner strength, courage and beauty and
♥ Encourage a greater expression of self-esteem and self-respect.
Ultimately, through understanding, the expression of mutual respect increases in the way men and women communicate with each other.
The Charitable Partners
We believe in supporting each other and one of the ways we do this is through our charitable partners. A portion of the proceeds from each production is donated to a charitable organization that supports women and their unique needs. Some of the beneficiaries have included: The Los Angeles County Affiliate of Susan G. Komen, Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta Affiliate, the Jewell McFarland Lewis – Fresh Start Women’s Resource, Step Up Women’s Network Los Angeles, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, Operation Special Delivery and Women of Color Breast Cancer Survivor’s Network.
Maria Photography, Wonder Woman Photography, Amelia Jackson & Carla Barnett