top of page
House of Choices_logo_final.png

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 comp
leting 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


Sunday     19.3.      17:00

Saturday    25.3.     15:00

Saturday    25.3.     19:00

Sunday      26.3.     12:00

Ticket Price: 18,50€
Venue address: Studio Kinos, Laivakatu 5, 00150 Helsinki
Doors open 20 min before show starting time.

All inquiries and contact by email at 

Screenshot 2023-02-07 at 17.05.50.png

In co-operation with

kc2 copy.png
The Good guys Kombucha logo valkoinen ilman taustaa.png
Screenshot 2023-02-11 at 10.55_edited.jpg


All support towards our production is highly appreciated and will go directly to enhance the technical capacity of our play runs. Please contact us if you would like to buy VIP-tickets, support us during the play runs, sponsor or co-operate with us in any way. You can also donate directly via this link if you wish.

  • Grey Facebook Icon
  • Grey Instagram Icon
bottom of page