Sophia Fabiilli

Sophia Fabiilli

Year

2018

Program

Bell Media Prime Time TV Program

Biography

Sophia Fabiilli is a Toronto-based writer, actor and producer. As an award-winning playwright, her works include: The Philanderess (Second City Award for Best New Comedy, 2015), Liars at a Funeral (2017), and her new play in development, How to Stand Up (Ellen Ross Stuart Opening Doors Award, in conjunction with Tarragon Theatre, the Blyth Festival and Hart House Theatre, 2018). As a screenwriter, Fabiilli has co-created multiple web series projects, including the comedy-horror series, Fatal Murder (Just for Laughs Stand Up and Pitch Competition Finalist, 2017), which is currently in development with Shaftesbury. She wrote, produced and performed in her first short film, Floss (upcoming: National Screen Institute Online Short Film Festival) and is working on her second, Shut Up, John Cusack. Fabiilli is a graduate of the University of Toronto and Sheridan College’s joint Theatre and Drama Studies Program.

Which TV show’s writing room do you wish you could have been a part of and why?

"I would’ve killed to work on Please Like Me. Side-splitting laughs paired with gut-wrenchingly honest narratives about mental illness. That show was urgent and ridiculous and transcendent."