© 2018 by Actor & Singer-songwriter Susanna Hyvärinen.
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Susanna is a co-founder, actor/diviser and music director of an international theatre collective Cognatus. The collective was founded by seven East 15 Acting School students from Malaysia, Italy, Brazil, Denmark, USA and Finland. The all-female collective champions for equality and aims to study the parallels between cultures and countries. 

 

The Ideal Woman had it's first opening night in Southend Fringe Festival 2018 and in May 2019 Cognatus developed the show even further at C.IN.E residency in Mallorca. The Ideal Woman has been selected to be a part of the Camden Fringe 2019  and Cognatus will perform at the Cockpit Theatre 10-14th of August.

After graduation Susanna was chosen to play Virgin Mary in a  multi-decadal play Via Crucis, which takes place in the central Helsinki and collects around 10-15 000 people to celebrate Easter every year. Susanna also rearranged, produced and performed music in the play.

Susanna is a member of Equity and Suomen Näyttelijäliitto (Finnish Actors' Union) and has performed in The Corbett Theatre, Shakespeare's Globe and multiple stages in Helsinki: including Aleksanterin teatteri, Helsingin Kellariteatteri and Ylioppilasteatteri.  

 

Training:

 

East 15 Acting School, MA Acting International

University of Helsinki, Bachelor & Master of Arts in Theatre Research (Minors: Drama Education, Creative Writing and Communication Studies)

GITIS, Russian Academy of Theatre Arts, Summer school (Biomechanics & Stanislavski)

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Additional training / Residencies

C.IN.E Residency, Sineu, Mallorca. (Granted to Cognatus to work on The Ideal Woman)

 

Shakespeare's Globe Higher Education (Theatre Residency as part of the MA studies)  

 

Shakespeare's Globe, Stage Combat Basic Level (Single Sword, Unarmed, Rapier and Dagger.)  

 

Dialect Course / Murrekurssi,

Ilmaisuverstas, Malla Kuuranne

Theatre