Mark took Drama classes in high school, and joined an amateur threatre troupe when he was 16. After high school, he studied Theatre and English in college for a couple of semesters (during the second of which, he played the male lead in Christopher Durang’s musical A History of the American Film), before moving to England, where he attended the Birmingham Theatre School.
Back in Montreal, Mark got a gig at a well-known Swedish furniture retailer, where he performed as a voice artist on Customer Service Phones. In 1990, he moved to London (with the same company) where he performed live semi-improv shows at The Returns Desk at their venue near Wembley. Mark is also the lead singer in a cover band called CSI: HELSINGBORG. We are extremely happy to have a performer of Mark’s talents involved in our new project.
Inna has been heavily involved with numerous school and college performance projects in her native Ukraine. In Sweden she’s been working as an actress and extra in several film and TV productions. But now she has joined the Guanabana team to get back to the buzz of the stage, and is delighted to be taking part in its latest production, The Pavilion.
Born and raised on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, Milan’s love for drama and music has taken her beyond the stages of her home island and given her opportunities to perform in Los Angeles and New York City.
Taking extra acting courses in Sweden happily brought her to the attention of the company and now Milan is thrilled to be a part of Guanabana Productions’ The Pavilion. This play is not only her first time working with Guanabana Productions, but will also be her first time performing in Sweden.
A growing confidence has enabled a move into both directing and producing with promising results and the birth of the early unofficial Guanabana projects. After having watched a great many plays in Swedish, where dialogue was not always understood by this native English speaker, Fraser realised the significant importance of a dynamic and visually intriguing set. Use of the full depth and breadth of an acting area is central to Fraser’s visual philosophy. Not afraid to challenge some of society’s norms, Fraser’s plays have been characterised by reflections on status within the complex realms of class, gender and age. What has been key, however, to his success, are the beliefs that theatre should be accessible to everyone and that amateur theatre should still seek to exact extremely high standards.
Since then she has, in connection to Scen Österlen, acted in five different musicals such as RENT! and Spring Awakening. In the summer of 2013 she branched out and acted in the play Människor i Solen at Skillinge Teater. Now she has finished her last year of gymnasiet and can’t see herself doing anything else in the future than standing on stage. Guanabana Productions are very happy to have her.
After starting an education to become a musical artist she realized that it wasn’t for her. Sara doesn’t want to just be labelled as a “musical artist”, she wants to utilize every part of herself and work creatively with others. Sara strives to get involved with the type of performances that contain something more than just entertainment, but rather something that will make you think. Guanabana Productions welcomes that initiative for the play Varför ska jag lära mig det här?
While the feeling of performing is an enormous kick, it’s not the only thing that’s made Nellie stick to theatre, it’s also the creative atmosphere and the wonderful people that have made her stay. Nellie particulary enjoys the experience of playing characters very far from herself, something that will come in handy for her multiple parts in Varför ska jag lära mig det här?
After finishing a musical program at gymnasiet she continued to act both on stage and as an extra in television. She’s spent the last year in Gothenburg taking classes at the Performing Arts Studio, and Guanabana are happy to have her back in Skåne for her third turn in the play Varför ska jag lära mig det här?
Upon returning to Sweden from France, Bettina has seized upon any opportunity to act and has appeared in productions such as The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant as well as The Maids. Working with Guanabana Productions will present her with many new challenges and we are all looking forward to this new chapter in her acting development.
Jesper has a BA in Language and Cultural Studies, and a MA in Culture Production and is currently working as a producer and actor at Teater InterAkt in Malmö, and can be seen in Malmökoden from 21st November 2014. Guanabana Productions welcomes Jesper to the fold.