As a man of many talents Dan does directing, light-/sound-design/production, scenography, set design, building, costumes and producing. Always keeping a high standard as he strongly believes that professional and amateur theatre alike should look great, sound great and be great fun to watch. Often working on small budgets he is highly experienced in making more with less, creating grand experiences and visually intriguing light and sound designs with limited resources. A key component in his work is to fully control his aspects of the stage and leave nothing to chance. Often giving the audience extra hidden “easter eggs” or secrets to see or hear but never distracting from the main focus of the play.
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.
Our Production Team
During her theatre career Emeli has tried on many hats, such as actor, director, scenographer, costume designer, production assistant and producer. Working with theatre is very rewarding, no matter which of the hats you are wearing for the project and Emeli is happy to dig in to the challenges that Sleuth might present. Although working as a producer she won’t do any of the more creative parts of the production, she’s glad to be playing an integral part in making the project a success. The job as producer also appeals to the side of her that likes to be in control of things.
A central part in her costume design philosophy is to always have traces of a deeper background story than that which directly meets the eye. By infusing a great interest in fashion and materials with thoughtful personal and political reflection, Sera creates costumes which leave the audience something to cogitate on. She believes in constant artistic development and has continued to form her own style in her designs during her most recent projects, working with Partisanteatern and through MAST with Guanabana Productions’ Visitor of Mamaroneck.
Sera has also developed skills within theatre makeup and she shows a great ability to further stylise productions through clever use of props and colour schemes to compliment her costume design. At Guanabana Productions we count ourselves very fortunate to have someone of Sera’s talents available as one of our core members.
She sees theatre as a way of commenting on society as well as having a damn good time. She loves dynamic, movement driven drama, music theatre and breaking the fourth wall. Her next project will most likely be a horror story.
Paula certainly does not stand still and has developed her skill set through studying Educational Drama and Theatre Science which has helped her achieve a bachelor at Teaterhögskolan in Malmö. Since then she has taught acting at Folkuniversitetet and is currently working with youth culture development in Sjöbo.
Since moving to Sweden, Larissa’s focus has been on environmental certification work with Skanska but she has recently changed her focus back towards architecture. In her spare time, she has completed a few sedum roof designs around Malmö; most notably her terrace design for Skanska’s old office on Drottningtorget which won the Scandinavian Green Roof Award in 2011. Now she has decided to try her hand at stage design and is looking forward to seeing the fruits of her labor come to life in Sleuth.