Biography

Born: 26th July 1957, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

Education:    

1963                      St. Andrew's Preparatory School, Buenos Aires, Argentina

1963 - 1968.        The British Schools of Montevideo, Uruguay      

1968 - 1970.        International School of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

1970 - 1976         Herlufsholm Skole, Denmark, Baccalaureate, modern languages

1977 -  1980        Drama Centre London, Diploma, Director’s Course

2008 - 2012       Vedfelt Institute of Integrative Psychotherapy - Diploma, Certified Psychotherapist

                          

Stage Directing positions held:   

2014 - 2022         Director of productions - ACT ON IT, Copenhagen

2009  - 2011        Chairman of the Association of Danish Stage Directors        

2006 –  2007     Founder and director of TANKeSTATIONEN, theatre project for socially marginalised

                                 Danish youths, funded by the Egmont Foundation

2005 – 2015        Director of showcases, Opera Academy, Royal Theatre, Copenhagen

2000 – 2002       Associate of Directing Dept., Danish National School of Performing Arts

1995  –   1998        Co-founder of NORDLYS to present, promote and produce modern Nordic drama in U.K.

1989 –   1992        Co-founder of CENSORED, theatre project presenting international drama censored in 

                                 homeland, at Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh and the Institute of Contemporary Art, I.C.A.,

                                 London.

1990                       Literary Manager for International Theatre Festival Covent Garden, London

1989 – 1991           Associate Director, in charge of international works, Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

1982 -  2022          Freelance stage director and translator in Scandinavia and the United Kingdom

1980 – 1982          Assistant Director, Citizens’ Theatre, Glasgow to Giles Havergal, Phillip Prowse and Robert                                      David MacDonald

1979                          Assistant Director to Christopher Fettes, DR FAUSTUS, Lyric Theatre and West End

1978                         Assistant Director to Richard Marquand, PS YOUR CAT IS DEAD, Empty Space, London

Teaching:          

                             The Danish National School of Performing Arts / Opera Akademiet at Det Kongelige Teater /

                             Skuespillerskolen at Aarhus Teater (Denmark) / Statens Teaterhøgskole and Statens 

                             Ballethøgskole (Norway) / Drama Centre London / Actors’ Centre / Central School of Speech

                             and Drama / Guildhall School of Music and Drama / Rose Bruford Academy of Drama / Arts

                             Educational Schools /City Literary Institute / Motley School of Stage Design / St. Martin’s

                             School of Design  (United Kingdom) / National Institute of Dramatic Art (Australia)

 

Awards / Grants:

1990                             Edinburgh Festival Fringe First Award - ”The Hour of the Lynx”

1995 + 1996                Wilhelm Hansen Foundation

1999 + 2001               Danish Film Institute

2002                            Politiken Fonden

2001 + 2008              Association of Danish Stage Directors

1999 + 2012 + 2017   Danish Arts Council  

                                                                                          

 

 

 

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