Geoff Sobelle

Geoff Sobelle is a theater maker dedicated to the “sublime ridiculous.” He is the co-artistic director of Rainpan 43, a renegade, absurdist outfit devoted to creating original actor-driven performance works. R43’s shows include all wear bowlers; Amnesia Curiosa; machines, machines, machines, machines, machines, machines, machines; and Elephant Room, which was commissioned by Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles. Sobelle has been a member of the Obie Award-winning group Pig Iron Theatre Company since 2001. His original independent works include Flesh and Blood & Fish and Fowl (Fringe First Award, Edinburgh) and The Object Lesson. Sobelle received a 2006 Pew Fellowship in the Arts and is a 2009 Creative Capital and a 2014 MAP Fund grantee. He is a graduate of Stanford University, trained at Ecole Jacques Lecoq in Paris, and is currently on the faculty at Bard College and the Pig Iron School in Philadelphia.