Sonya Kelly is an actor and playwright. She studied Drama and Classics at Trinity College, Dublin and has performed with a number of major Irish companies including The Gate Theatre, Druid Theatre, The Corn Exchange, Pan Pan, Fishamble: the New Play Company and WillFredd Theatre. She is a cast member of RTÉ's sketch show, The Savage Eye and is also a regular contributor to the arts show, Arena on RTÉ Radio 1. Her debut play, The Wheelchair on My Face: a look back at a myopic childhood, won a Scotsman Fringe First Award for new writing at the Edinburgh Fringe 2012. It played 150 performances in over 50 venues and toured to Paris and New York where it received a Critics' Pick in the New York Times. How To Keep An Alien premiered at Tiger Dublin Fringe in 2014, winning the Best Production Award. It has since toured across Ireland and to the UK, Australia, New York and Finland.

Sonya was a participant in Six in the Attic, an Irish Theatre Institute Resource Sharing Initiative, in 2015-2016.