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Pakarinen - Actor/Acting Coach/Acting Teacher - Los Angeles, CA, USA

Meri Pakarinen

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Services

Actor/Acting Coach/Acting Teacher

Summary:

Acting, Directing , Performing ,Coaching and Empowering Theater Workshops

Work History

Actor/Writer

Jane Avril and Toulouse

Lautrec, an original play about two artists and their bohemian life; The Strindberg Laboratory production: Finland and Los Angeles.

Acting teacher

The Strindberg Laboratory: classes in LA County Jail, AT-Center

Los Angeles.

Acting teacher

Animal Theatre Workshop, Crossroads School

Santa Monica.

Acting teacher

Theatre of Hearts

an 'at risk youth project', Los Angeles.

Observer and workshop participant in acting

Actor's Studio

Observer during 2008 and 2012-2013

Acting for camera, director Lauri Nurkse

Ilmaisuverstas

workshop participant as an actor

producer

Vincent

The man of passion, one man show by Michael Bierman, Heinola Summer Theatre and Tampere Theatre Festival, Strindberg Laboratory production, producer and director in collaboration with Penny Allen.

Q-theatre Helsinki, Strindberg Laboratory production, director Meri Pakarinen

Miss Julie

in collaboration with Penny Allen.

Acting for Camera, director Pia Rickman

Ilmaisuverstas

workshop participant as an actor

World, director Katrin Wölger

Lola Lola, Falling in Love Again, A

comedic cabaret, in Q-theatre Helsinki, Strindberg Laboratory production.
2009 July, Ana Fagri Saves the World, director Katrin Wölger, part of the Linzt 2009 Culture City, Austria.
2009 June, Helene Schjerfbeck/HS Working Title performance in Salmagundi Club, NYC

Private acting coaching

Helsinki Finland

Observer and workshop participant in acting

Actor's Studio

Observer

Acting teacher and director

Sininen Workshop

Finland: 'Sweet Fifteen', 'Enchanted Island' and 'The Night that Brought No Rest to the Day I was dreaming about' and 'Picasso in me' and "The Adventures of Ville Wallgren", " Yön pimeydessä joku etsii ystävä"etc.

Actor/Writer

Stormbird/ Elli Tompuri

premier in Q-theatre Helsinki, one woman theatre performance, black comedy, visiting performance, directed by Penny Allen

Finland and Europe, one woman theatre performance, directed by Penny Allen

Helene Schjerfeck

HS Working Title, visiting performance in various venues in Finland and Europe, one woman theatre performance, directed by Penny Allen

Actor/collaborator

Ana Fagri

was performed in Caisa, Helsinki and participated in European Women's Theatre Festival in Tornio.

Actor

Elli Tompuri as Salome

mologue and dance for Soiré evening organized by of Heinola Art Museum.

Actor

Surprise of Love

the part of Marquess, directed by Salla Aas at The Ilmestys Teatteri Nyt, Heinola Finland.

Actor

Ana Fagri

one of three Ana Fagri, directed by Katrin Wolger for Kunstverein am Donnerstag in Vienna Austria. The production Ana Fagri was invited to The International Experimental Theatre Festival in Kairo in Fall 2000 as the only production of Austria that year.

Actor

Charles Serio at The Pigeon Loft Theatre

London

Actor

Charles Serio at The Pigeon Loft Theatre

London

Actor

FiftyFive

the part of Ingrid, directed by Andrew Zigging for B-Media, UK

1997 The Leather Story, the part of Felicity, directed by Ben Sampays for Sarsa Films, UK

Actor

Dreamland

London

Actor

Michael O'Connel for O'Connel Productions

The Gemini Encounters, the part of Aya, directed by Michael O'Connel for O'Connel Productions, USA

Acting Student

Private tuition

with Charles Laughton, Los Angeles

Observer

Actors Studio

Los Angeles

Acting student

Actors Workshop

work in progress with Joe Maruzzo, Los Angeles

Actor

Walburgisnacht

the part of The Witch # 2, directed by Gerdhard Payerhuber at The Theatre Orpheon, Vienna Austria

Actor

Massimo Grippa at The Teatro Abraxa

Italy

Actor

Journeys of Women

the part of Marlene, directed by Pico Rino at The Festival Teatro Fiuggi, Italy

Actor

Uncle Vania

the part of Jelena, directed by Ian Green at the Theatre 91, NYC

1991 The Stronger, the part of Miss X, directed by Jarmo Järvilehto at The Ilmestys Teatteri Nyt, Heinola Finland

Actor

Alhola

the part of Enni, directed by Jaakko Pyhälä for MTV Finland

Actor

Penny Allen at The Public Theatre NYC

The production of "The Dark Street Trilogy", the part of Prostitute, directed by Penny Allen at The Public Theatre NYC

Actor/assistant/set designer

Antigone

the part of Antigone, directed by Katrin Wolger at the Marilyn Monroe Theatre, NYC

Actor

Anna Karin at the Marilyn Monroe Theatre

The Stronger, the part of Missy, directed by Anna Karin at the Marilyn Monroe Theatre, NYC

Actor

Me Olemme Viisi Ystävää

the part of Inkeri, directed by Jaakko Pyhälä for YLE, Finland

actor, set designer, assistant to director Penny Allen

Family Theatre Benefit Performance at The Puclic Theatre NYC

Actor

Actor

I.T.T. International Theatre Workshop

in Penny Allen's Group and performing in an excerpt from the Kalevala at the National Theatre In Helsinki, Finland

Actor

Sound - Presence at the Actors Studio

NYC
Stage Credits

Actor

Crack

the part of Lisa, directed by Mark White at the Bessie Schonberg DTW, NYC
Film & TV Credits
2003 The Idea, The Woman with idea in Meritta Koivisto's short film.

Acting Student

One year Drama training at The Academy of Live & Recorded Arts

London
Workshops

Actor

Victory, Mosfilm International

Actor

Actors Project at The Teatro Abraxa

participant as an actor in a project during spring 1991. Performed original work under direction of Massimo Grippa, Rome, Italy

Projects

The Strindberg laboratory: Mission Statement “We want you to have a dream, to strengthen your identi

A non-profit theatre company that creates own theater and offers empowering theatre programs.
Currently at Silverlake AT-center, Fridays 2-4pm, free class for anybody interested
The Strindberg Laboratory focuses in bringing hope in society where the gap between the rich and the poor is increasing every day. We want to give back the voice to those people who have lost it. We offer theatre workshops as an empowerment out of financial, physical, emotional and creative poverty.
Our services are designed to offer empowerment through theatre arts in community and offer original high quality theatre in community. In order to work with community and enrich the culture we need also nourish our own creativity and professional skills by making our own professional theatre productions. That brings a creative dialogue to the community and also to other cultures through our international productions and tours.

Qualifications & Certifications

Master of Arts

Helsinki University

The Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute

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