Our Story

Spark in the Dark is a theatre company that emerged in the wake of the pandemic and the effect it had on live entertainment. It is our belief that change is made through meaningful connections and igniting creativity.

Meet the Team

Sophie Joans

Sophie Joans is a comedian, writer and producer. She studied theatre and performance at UCT and Wits, and also studied clowning at RADA (UK), storytelling at Second City and stand-up comedy at the Comedy Cellar (NYC). She’s written and produced award winning plays: The Flower Hunters (2021 – Winner of Standard Bank Ovation Award) and Do You Dream In Colour (2018 – Winner of Zabalaza Festival’s Most Innovative Play). She collaborated on the short film, Verloren (2021 – Winner of Standard Bank Silver Ovation Award).She co-founded popular storytelling event, Raunchy Renditions.

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Juliette Rose-Innes

Juliette Rose-Innes is a performance maker, writer, director, and UCT Theatre & Performance graduate. In 2017, she was a finalist in the Scribe Scriptwriting Competition, and has previously been published in The Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Anthology (2018), Good Housekeeping Magazine SA (2017), and English Alive (2016 & 2017). She has been working on “How to Hold the World” since 2020 – with performances at The Drama Factory, The Cape Town Museum of Childhood, Jungle Theatre’s African Storytelling Festival, various schools, and in collaboration with ASSITEJ. She is excited to be giving it new life with James, the second performer to take on the show. Juliette has also just finished directing a sold-out run of Baked Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night”.

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Anytown, CA 10100