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Sonya Kelly


Sonya Kelly is an actor and playwright. Her debut play, The Wheelchair on My Face, won a Scotsman Fringe First Award for new writing at the Edinburgh Fringe 2012 and received a Critics' Pick in the New York Times. How To Keep An Alien won the Best Production Award at the Tiger Dublin Fringe Festival in 2014. Sonya's short play The Pet Sitter was commissioned by the Abbey Theatre as part of their Future Tense series. She has also written two plays for The Collapsing Horse Science Fiction Radio Hour and is a regular contributor to the arts show, Arena on RTÉ Radio 1. Sonya was a participant in Six in the Attic, an Irish Theatre Institute Resource Sharing Initiative, in 2015-2016.