House of Choices, a multimedia play, will premiere 18th of March in Helsinki, at Studio Kinos in Hernesaari.
An experimental therapy method claims to rehabilitate prisoners back into society within weeks. Will the inmates choose freedom, or is change the biggest fear of them all? House of Choices is a play flavoured with dark humour and questions about our human existence: Are you using the freedom you have? And how free are you, really?
House of Choices is written by Mira Olsson (whose short film "The Errand" was chosen to the American Pavilion Emerging Filmmakers Showcase during the Cannes Film Festival 2022). The play was created to fit the Training requirements of 12 actors portrayed equally in the performance. The play is a combination of live stage scenes and filmed scenes projected onto screen.
The play is a showcase of the first Actors Academy Advanced Training Alumni. The Training started in October 2022, and it runs until March 2023, consisting of nine intensive weekend modules with lead coach Ashlie Walker and supporting coaches Ben Joiner and Barbara Houseman. The Meisner Technique based Advanced Training is open for actors with previous acting experience and is the next course level after completing the Actors Academy One Year Training.
Actors Academy Production
Playwright: Mira Olsson
Directors: Ashlie Walker and Nita Arpiainen
Producer: Nita Arpiainen
Production coordinator: Erja-Liisa Lappalainen
Theatre Technician: Janne Saarinen
Light, Sound & Video Operator: Janne Saarine
Stage design: Alexandra Marila and Nita Arpiainen
Costume and Make-up: Sara Wegleiter
DOP and Editing for Filmed Scenes and Teaser: Lauri Tamminen
Sound artist for Filmed Scenes and Teaser: Ava Imogen Grayson
Music in Play by Neda Boin
Sound recording, Filmed scenes: Jaanis Hållman
Assisting on set: Sanjay Shrestha and Sari Auvinen
House of Choices Title Design: Magnus Olsson
Cast: Erina Giuseppe Francesco, Henrikki Haavisto, Jaana Joensuu, Jarno Jussila, Maarja Korstnik, Tiia Marjanen, Viva Olsson, Raneli Ruul, Tiina Saar-Veelmaa, Katy Suutari, Johanna Tilus, Iida Virta
Supporting Actors in Filmed Scenes: Jarkko Haverinen, Anton Keskinen, Nita Arpiainen, Jussi Järvinen, Eve Arpiainen, Helle the dog
Extras on stage: Sara Wegleiter, Alexandra Marila, Nita Arpiainen, Erja-Liisa Lappalainen
In co-operation: Kinos Rentals, Kuperkeikka Catering, The Good Guys, Cosa
Thank you: Stadin Ammattiopisto, Milton Studios, AQVA Finland, Mika Arpiainen, Andres Aavik, Bitmaster, Kukkakauppa Ölander
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