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“House of Choices is a truly captivating theatre play that left a lasting impression on me. The actors' performances were simply amazing - each one brought their character to life in a truly believable way, making the audience feel as though they were right there in the midst of the story.
The innovative combination of filmed material with the live performance was particularly impressive. It added an extra dimension to the play, providing a unique and engaging perspective that really brought the story to life. The seamless integration of the filmed material with the live performance was a testament to the skill and expertise of the production team." - Anastasia
"House of Choices was an amazing experience. The story was compelling and emotionally relatable, and the cast was gifted, versatile and credible. The shifts from the stage to the screen to the audience brought an extra flavoUr to the experience." -
"The play was awesome and I loved the videos between that showed the characters' pasts." - Roo
"It was a very inspiring theatre-afternoon. Very talented young actors and compelling theme. This experience made me happy." - Ica
House of Choices, a multimedia play, premiered 18th of March 2023 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 stood for 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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