Things that I been up to

Down below I made a very short report of what I have done through the years. Those of you who wants to read more in detail can click one of these links:
Y ou can also find film and press clips through the links.

I work most of the time as director and theatre teacher. I base all my work in theatre on ”physical theatre”, even though I don’t like the term itself. A greater part of my work is about Commedia dell'Arte, but also a lot of Grotowski inspired theatre. I am also artistic director for the Theatrestudio and Kompani Komedi.

To start from the beginning, I was one of those “clown of the class” in school, all the way up to 6:th grade; then I spent most of my time in school being part of a number of big musical projects; at the youth club I took part in theatre groups and cabarets; I worked on a film project; one period I worked as a drama teacher for kids; and so on.
I quit school after eighth grade and started to work as an office junior. After working there for one year I got an acting job for Swedish national TV.
It helped me on to the ”right track”, so I went back to school again and started study at adult school. I studied off and on between 1978 – 1985, at the same time as I worked in youth clubs and schools. I saved all my student loans and traveled around the world. I also studied theatre at Jakobsbergs gymnasium. It was not until 1985 that I seriously started working with theatre.

And down below I have made a list – in short - of what I have been doing since then:
- 1985 is when I first went to drama school at Kulturama for one year.
- 1986 I left them and started at the THEATRESTUDIO. I jumped strait in on the second year after a summer workshop in the north of Sweden.
- 1987 I was one of the founders of the STUDIO ENSEMBLE, after we had been playing “the Hangman” by Pär Lagerkvist at the theatre festival in Avignon that summer.
- 1988 - 1989I organized the Swedish theatre part of Next Stop Soviet (5000 Scandinavians going to the Soviet union). The STUDIO ENSEMBLE also went to Moscow and Pereslavl Zalesskiy where we worked with Teatr Tembr for one month.
- 1989/90 and 1992 I went to Dell’Arte School of Physical Theatre in California. The second year was specialized on Commedia dell’Arte that year.
- 1993 - 1996 I was back In Stockholm and worked fulltime at the THEATRESTUDIO where I have been working as a substitute since I left school in 1987.
- 1993 - 2001 did I run a little studio for MASK MAKING in the center of Stockholm.
- 1994 I went to Antonio Fava’s “Stage Internazionale di Commedia dell´Arte” in Reggio Emilia, Italy.
- 1995 did I started up KOMPANI KOMEDI as director and artistic director, together with a few former students of mine.
- 1996 I became artistic director for the THEATRESTUDIO which I still am.
- 1999 - 2004 I ran, together with Lars Brinck, SALONG KATAKOMB, a theatre in the center of Stockholm that we took over from the STUDIO ENSEMBLE as it died.
- 2001 was the year when I came back on the floor as an actor in a workshop, Methodica, with Gregory Hlady.
- 2002 - 2004 I spent the summers in the island of Gotland directing TEATER TEATROPEN and and their Commedia dell'Arte-performances.
- 2004 - 2005 I was back on stage in the play GRAND GUIGNOL - I AFTON SKRÄCK OCH SKRATT (Grand Guignol - Tonight terror and laughter) directed by Michael Fields.
- 2007 - 2012I also studied, Theatre science, The Art of the Actor, Entertainment Theatre, togheter 45 p, at Stockholm University, 30 p Directing i a collaboration betwen Västerbergs fhsk, Gävle Högskola and The Dramatic Institute. Besides I have studied Wine and Spirits at Grytthytte akademin.
- 2008 - 2009 I was playing again, this time in "Dostojevskijs DUBBELGÅNGAREN", witch I also directed.
- 2012 I played the villain conductor in SILVERPILEN (the Silver Pile) at
Spårvägsmuseet in Stockholm.
- 2012 I also did i few commercials for Canal Digital, see HERE and HERE.

At the same time I have taught a lot of workshops and seminars, held lectures, deputized at different drama schools and been guest teacher. I have also directed various theatre groups, written and dramatized plays and performed myself in smaller context etc. Besides that I have made masks that I have sold in Sweden and in the US.
You can read more about all of this if you just click further.