EDUCATION AND DEGREES AWARDED

  • 2009  Ph.D.   Authorial Acting and the theory of authorial creativity.  Theatre Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (DAMU), Czech Republic. Dissertation: “Aspects of Acting: Studying and Practicing Fundamental Acting Principles through Acting with the Inner Partner.” Chair: Professor Ivan Vyskočil.
  • 2002   M.F.A.   Authorial Acting with a focus on authorial creativity and pedagogy. Theatre Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (DAMU), Czech Republic. Thesis: “Acting with the Inner Partner: A Study.” Supervisor: Professor Ivan Vyskočil.
  • 1996   B.A., magna cum laude, Major: Political Theory and Performance. Minor in French.  Bates College, Lewiston, Maine, U.S.A. Honors thesis: “MASK-U-LIN-IT-Y: A Deconstruction.” Supervisor: William Pope.L

OTHER EDUCATION

  • 2016  The Red Nose: The Sublime Stupidity of Theatre Clown, Master Class. Teacher: Giovanni Fusetti
  • 2015  Bouffons and the Ecstasy of Mocking, Master Class, Teacher: Giovanni Fusetti
  • 2014  Meisner Intensive Acting Workshop, Teacher: Steven Ditmyer
  • 2007  Viewpoints, Master Class, Teachers: Anne Bogart & SITI Company Members

LINGUISTIC SKILLS

  • English/Czech bilingual (English: native, Czech: mother tongue)
  • French: C1
  • Finnish: B1
  • Russian: B1

PREVIOUS WORK EXPERIENCE

Career breaks

  • Periods of part-time and full-time parental leave – 2011-2016.

Acting/Performing (excluding personal performance work – please see below for that)

  • 2017 & 2018   Reproduced , Media installation by Anna Estarriola., Gallerie Anhava/EMMA – Espoo Museum of Contemporary Art (2018). Role: Actor.
  • 2017   Ratamo, Finnish TV Series. Role: Agent Miller. Director: Veikko Aaltonen. Set for release in 2018.
  • 2017  Staged, Media installation by Anna Estarriola. Pori Art Museum. Role: Narrator (voice over).
  • 2016  Trademark Finland , Radio Show on YLE Svenska. Role: Michael. Language: English.
  • 2016  Muskat Lesket , Finnish TV Series. Role: Dani. Director: Veikko Aaltonen. Language: Finnish, French.
  • 2015  Love.abz3, Devised performance with Dragon Dictate and Google Translate. Concept & director: Otso Huopaniemi. Theaterdiscounter, Berlin, Germany. Language: Finnish, English, French, Czech.
  • 2014  Subs, Pub theatre performance. Director: David Robertson. Liberté Pubiteatteri Internazionale, Helsinki, Finland. Language: English.
  • 2013  Love.abz, Devised performance with Dragon Dictate and Google Translate as machine partners. Concept & director: Otso Huopaniemi. Language: English, Finnish. Kiasma Theatre, Museum of Contemporary Art, Finnish National Gallery.
  • 2003-2012  Le Fin du Monde Chez Gogo, Company: Golem theater, Devised cabaret directed by Michal Lázňovský & Frederika Smetana. Language: French, Czech. Premiered in Paris as part of the Czech Season in France. Performed at various other venues in France including Le Chapiteu de l’Isère, Theatre Toursky in Marseille, Opera Dijon.
  • 2009-11  Sen, Play written & directed by Přemyl Rut. Theatre Komorní činohra. Prague, CZ. Language: Czech.
  • 2010   Letters to Olga, Concert composed & conducted by Petr Kotík. Theatre Archa, Prague, CZ. Language: English.
  • 2007-11   Oedipus Complex(ly). Lead role. Devised performance directed by Howard Lotker. Language: English, Czech. Performed at various venues in CZ and SK as well as U. of Colorado, U.S.A.
  • 2007  Musikblok, Moderator for television program for Czech TV. Language: Czech.
  • 2006  Sure Thing (Language: English, Czech). Also director & producer. Premiered at Theatre on the Balustrade, Prague, CZ.
  • 2006  Doma/At home, Devised site-specific performance directed by Howard Lotker. Language: English, Czech. Premiered at multiplace festival Bratislava, SK.
  • 2000-03  Konec světa v salónu gogo, Company: Divadlo na voru. Language: Czech. Devised cabaret directed by Michal Lázňovský & Frederika Smetana. Premiered at Roxy, Prague, CZ. Performed at various other venues in CZ.
  • 2001-02  Mezi nebem a zemí, Company: Divadlo na voru. Devised performance by Michal Lázňovský & Frederika Smetana. Language: English, Czech. Premiered at The Laundry Theatre. Performed at various other venues in CZ.

Performances – Writer, Actor, Director

  • 2016   It Could Be Worse…in your home town.   Interactive performance presented as a playful “convention” on issues of polarization in Finland. Premiered at Wasa Teater, Vaasa, Finland. After Eight,Pietersaari. Language: Many, mostly English.
  • 2014  It Could Be Worse. Interactive performance presented as a playful “convention” on issues of polarization in Finland. Premiere: Teatteri Takomo. Also performed at InterKultFest, Stoa. Language: Many, mostly English.
  • 2010   Who would you be born as?  Performance & Interactive Creative Situation. Premiered at Galerie Vernon Projekt, Prague, Czech Republic. Language: Czech, English.
  • 2008-9   Láska is Love, Love is Láska co-authored with Eva Čechová. Two person narrative theatre performance. Premiered at the Theatre on the Balustrade. Guest performances in various Prague theatres. Language: Czech, English.
  • 2007  Lunch with Van Gogh. One-man show. Premiered at the One-man Theater Festival in Cheb, CZ; One-man Theatre Festival in Wroclaw, PL One-man Theatre Festival in Trenčín, SK. Language: English, Czech.
  • 2000-06  The Office of the Professional Human Being. Performance-Interactive Creative Situation. (Virtually: www.professionalhumanbeing.net). Premiered at the PQ 2003. Performed at various venues in CZ; Menz, FR; Mountain Culture Festival, NY, U.S.A. Language: Czech, English.
  • 2002  Even Though It’s Healthy, It Tastes Good. One-man show. Premiered at DAMUZA, Prague, CZ. Language: Czech.
  • 1999-2000  Alexander Komlosi Presents His Best Friend. One-man show.  Premiered at DAMUZA, Prague, CZ. Performed at various venues in the CZ. Language: Czech.
  • 1998  Relating. One-man show. Premiered at Chez Alex, NYC. Also performed at Bates College, U.S.A. Language: English.
  • 1996  Walter and Joe Make a Delivery. One-man show. Premiered at Sandra Gering Gallery, NYC. Part of Blast 5, one of the first performances simulcast on the internet. Curated by Martha Wilson. Language: English.

Academic Teaching and Research

  • 2017-18  Visiting Researcher, Performing Arts Research Centre (TUTKE), Theatre Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki. Funded by a year-long post-doc grant from the Finnish Cultural Foundation.
  • 2017  Teacher, Open University, Theatre Academy, University of Arts Helsinki, Finland. Course: Performative Well-Being.
  • 2016  Teacher, Department of Dance and Theatre Pedagogy, Theatre Academy, University of Arts Helsinki, Finland. Course: (Inter)acting with the Inner Partner.
  • 2016  Teacher, Department of Acting in Swedish, Theatre Academy, University of Arts Helsinki, Helsinki Finland. Course: (Inter)acting with the Inner Partner.
  • 2015  Teacher, Department of Dance and Theatre Pedagogy, Theatre Academy, University of Arts Helsinki, Finland. Course: (Inter)acting with the Inner Partner.
  • 2014  Teacher, Joint Studies and Open University, Theatre Academy, University of Arts Helsinki, Finland.Course: (Inter)acting with the Inner Partner.
  • 2013  Teacher, Department of Dance and Theatre Pedagogy, Theatre Academy, University of Arts Helsinki, Finland. Course: (Inter)acting with the Inner Partner.
  • 2010, 2011  Teacher, Department of Authorial Creativity and Pedagogy, Theatre Faculty, Academy of Performing Arts, Prague, Czech Republic. Course: Authorial Presentations in English for Erasmus students.
  • 2010-2012  Teacher (summers), Prague Summer Theatre School, Theatre Faculty, Academy of Performing Arts, Prague, Czech Republic. Courses: (Inter)acting with the Inner Partner, Solo Authorial Presentations.
  • 2009  Teacher, Film Faculty, Academy of Performing Arts, Prague, Czech Republic. Course: Acting for Directors.
  • 2008  Teacher, Co-taught (Inter)acting with the Inner Partner workshops with Milja Sarkola. Open University, TeaK, University of Arts Helsinki, Finland.
  • 2008-11  Researcher (part-time post), Institute for the Research and Study of Authorial Acting Theatre Faculty, Academy of Performing Arts, Prague, Czech Republic.
  • 2001-2011  Teacher, Department of Authorial Creativity and Pedagogy, Theatre Faculty, Academy of Performing Arts, Prague, Czech Republic. Course: (Inter)acting with the Inner Partner. Opened & taught first IwIP course in English.
  • 1998  Teacher, First Theatre-Performance Festival, Bates College, U.S.A. Course: Solo Performance.

Workshops and Courses Taught

  • 2017-present, Teacher, Performative well-being, Solo Improvisation, (Inter)acting with the Inner Partner. Private Workshops. Helsinki, Finland.
  • 2012-2017  Teacher, (Inter)acting with the Inner Partner. Private Workshops. Helsinki, Finland.
  • 2017  Teacher, (Inter)acting with the Inner Partner. Introductory workshop. Valtimonteatteri, Helsinki, Finland.
  • 2014  Teacher, (Inter)acting with the Inner Partner. Introductory workshop. Swedish Theatre (Svenska Teatern), Helsinki, Finland.
  • 2012  Teacher, (Inter)acting with the Inner Partner introductory workshop co-taught with Milja Sarkola. Teatteri Takomo, Helsinki, Finland
  • 2012  Teacher, (Inter)acting with the Inner Partner introductory day workshop co-taught with Howard Lotker. Rose Bruford College, London, UK.
  • 2012  Teacher, (Inter)acting with the Inner Partner introductory week workshop co-taught with Howard Lotker. Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London, UK.
  • 2011  Teacher,  Co-taught (Inter)acting with the Inner Partner workshop. Czech Center NY; Yale U.; U.Colorado-Boulder; U.S.A.
  • 2010  Teacher, Co-taught (Inter)acting with the Inner Partner. Conference of the Dialogical Self, Athens, Greece.
    • 2009  Teacher,  Co-taught (Inter)acting with the Inner Partner. Rose Bruford College, England.
  • 2007  Teacher, (Inter)acting with the Inner Partner co-taught with Ivan Vyskočil. Czech Center NY and Columbia University, NYC, U.S.A.
  • 2006  Teacher,  (Inter)acting with the Inner Partner. Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, NY, USA.
  • 2001  Teacher, Co-taught (Inter)acting with the Inner Partner. Dartington College, England.

GRANTS AND FUNDING

  • 2017  Finnish Cultural Foundation/Suomen kulttuurirahasto (postdoc research)
  • 2016  Swedish Culural Fund/Svenska kulturfonden (via Kulttuuriyhdistys Culture Current, ry), Finland
  • 2016  Eugene, Elisabeth och Brigit Nygréns stifelse (via Kulttuuriyhdistys Culture Current, ry), Finland
  • 2015  Vaasan Akitasäätio (via Kulttuuriyhdistys Culture Current, ry), Finland
  • 2015  Oskar Öflunds Stiftelse   (via Kultturiyhdistys Culture Current, ry), Finland
  • 2015  Arts Promotion Center (Ministry of Culture, Finland)/Taiteen edistämiskeskus – Project Grant: Theatre, Finland
  • 2015  Arts Promotion Center (Ministry of Culture, Finland)/Taiteen edistämiskeskus – Multicultural Art, Finland
  • 2014  Finnish Cultural Foundation/Suomen kulttuurirahasto – Project Grant: Theatre, Finland
  • 2013  Arts Promotion Center (Ministry of Culture, Finland)/Taiteen edistämiskeskus – Project Grant: Theatre, Finland
  • 2013  Arts Promotion Center (Ministry of Culture, Finland)/Taiteen edistämiskeskus – Multicultural Art, Finland
  • 2011  Roser Visiting Artist Grant, University of Colorado – Boulder  (Inter)acting with the Inner Partner Workshop Series & Guest Artist; co-recipient
  • 2008, 2010  City of Prague: Theatre.
  • 2008  Czech Ministry of Culture: Theatre.
  • 2007  Trust for Mutual Understanding (Inter)acting with the Inner Partner Workshop Series in New York City.
  • 2006 Czech Literary Fund Foundation: Travel Grant
  • 1997, 2004 Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance Art
  • 1995  Mellon Grant

PUBLICATIONS (see “Performances” section for performance texts)

  • Interactive exposition: “Performative Well-Being: Conditions of Sharing,” Ruukku: Studies in Artistic Research, No.8, 2018. Accepted for peer-review.
  • Editor, translator, article contribution: (Inter)acting with the Inner Partner: Principles and Practice, Prague: Brkola, 2018 (forthcoming).
  • Article: “Ivan Vyskočil: A Life-Long Commitment to the Alternative.” Co-author with Michal Čunderle. In: Slavic and Eastern European Performance, Vol.31, No.1, 2011
  • Co-editor (from the Czech): The History of Czech Theatre – A Survey, Jan Císář. Prague: Academy of the Performing Arts, 2010.
  • Article: “Professor Ivan Vyskočil and Declan Donnellan in Dialogue” (Czech), In: Herecká propedeutika = proč, pro koho a jak? (Anthology), Institute for the Research and Study of Authorial Acting, 2006.
  • Short-story: Confidence. Almanac, Prague: Theatre Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts, 2002.

CONFERENCES

  • 2017  Workshop & lecture: “Exploring the Critical, Creative, and Transformative Potential  of Performative Well-Being through Somatic Practice” at Bodily Undoing – Somatic Activism and Performance Cultures as Practices of Critique, Bath Spa U., UK
  • 2017  Workshop & lecture: “Exploring the Critical, Creative, and Transformative Potential of Performative Well-Being through Somatic Practice” at Back to senses – Exploring future directions of arts education, Hollo Symposium, TeaK, Uniarts, Finland
  • 2010  Paper Presentation: “(Inter)acting with the Inner Partner and the Dialogical Self,” Conference of the Dialogical Self, Athens, Greece.
  • 2007  Presentation and workshop: (Inter)acting with the Inner Partner. ELIA Teacher’s Academy, U. of Brighton, England.
  • 2006  Paper Presentation: (Inter)acting with the Inner Partner with the Inner Partner and Ivan Vyskočil, IFTR Conference, Helsinki, Finland.

RECENT REVIEWS OF ARTISTIC WORK AND PRESS

  • 7.4.2016  Alexander Komlosi, Antti-Veikko Salon interview, Radio Vega Österbotten, Interviewer: Roger Källman, http://arenan.yle.fi/1-3396193
  •   5.4.2016  Maahanmuuttaja, ota pulla ja sopeudu! Anna-Leena Ekroos, Pohjalainen
  • https://www.facebook.com/inyourhometown/photos/a.690832887686746.1073741829.632700496833319/704746366295398/?type=3&theater
  • 30.3.2016  Alexander Komlosi interview, Radio Vaasa, Interviewer: Miia Kahila, http://www.radiovaasa.fi/2016/03/epatavanomainen-konferenssi-wasa-teaterissa/
  • 30.3.2016  It could be worse…in your home town, Rathan Kumar, Vaasan Ikkuna, http://digi.vaasanikkuna.fi/vaasanikkuna/191/25,
  • 07.05.2014 Ätä bulle med en främling, Isabella Rothberg, Hufvudstadsbladet
  • 11.09.2014 A Youthful Festival of Culture, James O’Sullivan, Helsinki Times,www.helsinkitimes.fi/culture/culture/culture3/11984-a-youthful-festival-of-culture.html
  • 4.2014  Yhden miehen maahanmuuttokonferenssi, Tiina Vanhanen, Voima,    fifi.voima.fi/voima-artikkeli/2014/numero-4/yhden-miehen-maahanmuuttokonferenssi

LEADERSHIP AND ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS

  • 2009-2014   Founding Director, Prague Summer Theatre School. DAMU, Prague, CZ.
  • 2005-11  Erasmus Tutor, Department of Authorial Creativity and Pedagogy, Theatre Faculty,Academy of Performing Arts, Prague, Czech Republic.
  • 2007  Executive Producer, A Czech Acting Workshop Series in New York City on (Inter)acting with the Inner Partner. Presented at the Czech Center NY and Columbia University.
  • 1996-98  Administrative & Internship Coordinator, Franklin Furnace Archive, Inc. NYC, U.S.A.

POSTIONS OF TRUST, MEMBERSHIPS IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

  • Chair, Board of Directors, Kulttuuriyhdistys Culture Current ry, Helsinki, Finland.
  • Company Member, HoME Theatre Company, Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Member, Finnish Actors’ Union.
  • Member, Society for Artistic Research.

 




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