Claim you profile

In order to claim your profile, we need to send an email to the email address you used when you created your SkillPages account. This will contain a unique link to claim your profile. We have sent the email to:


If you don't have access to this email account then please contact the team.

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

Meri Pakarinen

Los Angeles, CA, USA


Actor/Acting Coach/Acting Teacher


Acting, Directing , Performing ,Coaching and Empowering Theater Workshops

Work History


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


workshop participant as an actor



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


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


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.


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


Ana Fagri

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


Elli Tompuri as Salome

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


Surprise of Love

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


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.


Charles Serio at The Pigeon Loft Theatre



Charles Serio at The Pigeon Loft Theatre




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





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


Actors Studio

Los Angeles

Acting student

Actors Workshop

work in progress with Joe Maruzzo, Los Angeles



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


Massimo Grippa at The Teatro Abraxa



Journeys of Women

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


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



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


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


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


Anna Karin at the Marilyn Monroe Theatre

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


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



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


Sound - Presence at the Actors Studio

Stage Credits



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



Victory, Mosfilm International


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


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

Is this your profile?

If this is your profile, then you can claim it now and log into your account.

We will need to verify your account and email address before you can log in. To claim your profile now, please use the 'Claim Profile' button below.

Skillpages has been acquired by! is pioneering the way people find local services. Skillpages is the world’s premier directory of service providers.

Find out more

Are you sure that you want to leave?