Bios

Marc Gassot

Marc Gassot has worked at the National Theatre of Finland and with various companies in Finland and abroad, including the Danish company Out of Balanz, with whom he performed Next Door at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2013. Next Door has also appeared in the BE Festival in Birmingham, where it won both the audience and main festival prizes. He was trained at the Theatre Academy of Helsinki and L’École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq in Paris. Marc Gassot has also taught mime and clownery at the Theatre Academy of Helsinki and the University of Tampere, Finland.

Akse Pettersson

Akse Pettersson graduated from the Theater Academy, and was already leading a theater when graduating, as one of the youngest theater-leaders in Finland. He has since written, directed and co-authored over 30 performances, being hailed by critics as one of the most interesting director of his generation. He is currently working in Helsinki as in-house director for the prestigious indie-theater Takomo, and is a sought after freelance-director in theaters.

Karl Sinkkonen

Karl Sinkkonen is a musician, composer and a music producer. He has played his keyboards with numerous Finnish top artists and bands on records and tours. In his 25-year career he has composed film scores and soundtracks for both independent and main stream films, tv-series, commercials and banners. In theatre he both composes and performs. He has also recorded music on his own name.

Teemu Nurmelin

Lighting designer Teemu Nurmelin has worked with Marc Gassot since collaborating om Next Door at the Edinburgh Fringe and BE Festival in 2013. The same year he won the prestigious Beam of Light award for his design for Carmen, celebrated the way it used moving light to shape the ambience and rhythms of the production. He is currently working at the Finnish National Theatre.