Sophina holds a BA in Theatre and Dance from Amherst College. She is the founder of local dance theatre company Roots and All Theatre Ensemble, centering marginalized identities and breaking the boundaries of realism, who you may know from productions such as Liminal and The Between Spaces. As a Lighting Designer, a sampling of her shows include Medea, Dr. Faustus, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Proof, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Alkestis, Twelfth Night, and Fiddler on the Roof. She was also Assistant Lighting Designer to Marika Kent at Portland Center Stage’s Gem of the Ocean. Sophina is excited to be designing the lights for her second show at Bag&Baggage after Troy USA. This adaptation of The Tempest is especially close to her heart as her work centers the intersectionality of identities as a bisexual Puerto Rican woman, and prominently features themes of mental illness and trauma, with surrealist or magical realist motifs.