A native of South Africa, Sophie Jaff, is an alumna of the Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program at the Tisch School of the Arts, New York University and a fellow at the Dramatist Guild.
Sophie was the bookwriter/lyricist for the children's musical A Shelter in Our Car, written with Robert L. Wilson, which the New York Times called a "poignant, sensitively written and buoyant show." It was produced in 2007 at Symphony Space in New York, where it was seen by over 12,000 school children and subsequently published by Boosey & Hawkes.
Sophie's work has also been performed at The Library of Performing Arts, Lincoln Center, The Duplex, The Gershwin and Goodspeed Musicals. Her musical Erika's Wall, written with Dr. Kathleen Tagg, was given a full developmental production by the Music Theatre Company in Chicago, July 2010. Other works includes the cabaret Not That We're Bitter, written with Gaby Alter, song cycle Everything and written with Rob Hartmann, which won the Frederick Loewe Foundation Grant.
Sophie's first children's book The Adventures of Lula the Discontented Cow was published in 2005 (Human & Rousseau). She was the Dungeon Master (Head Writer and Creative Director) for the online Internet game Shadowtale where she wrote over 800,000 words of content.
Sophie is represented by literary agent Alexandra Machinist of ICM Partners and book-to-film agent Josie Freedman of ICM Partners.