PEOPLE
 

JOHANNA ENCKELL

Playwright and essayist. Has worked as a teacher of literature and drama at the University of Oulu, as a dramatist at the Swedish Theatre in Helsinki and at the Stockholm City Theatre, as well as a lecturer at the Theatre Academy Helsinki. During the period 1984-2004 she lived in Paris and wrote theatre criticism and plays, among other things. In 1985, she was given the distinction of Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres by the French State. In 1990, she was awarded the Finnish Playwrights and Screenwriters Guild’s Lea Award; in 2003, Finland-Swedish Television’s literary award; and in 2000, the Order of the Lion of Finland–the Pro Finlandia-medal.

 
 

ANTONY FREDRIKSSON

Licentiate of Philosophy, writer and cultural producer. Has written essays and articles on epistemology, the philosophy of the senses, film, and visual culture. Is active as teacher of aesthetics at the Department of Philosophy at Åbo Akademi University, and as teacher of visual culture at the Department of art history. Is presently working on his doctoral dissertation on the philosophy of the senses, which is a study of the relationship between knowledge, vision, the image and the subject.

 
 

KAISA ILMONEN

Literary scholar, university lecturer. Has worked in comparative literature and at the School of History, Culture and Arts Studies at the University of Turku, where she has functioned as coordinator with responsibilty for the administration of various development projects. Her dissertation was on Caribbean women’s literature and the re-writing of history. Member of the board of the Society of Queer Studies in Finland, alternating editor-in-chief for the journal SQS, and member of the editorial committee for the journal of the art subjects, UTUkirjat.

 
 

ANNAMARI KONTTINEN

Sociologist, university lecturer. Has worked at the Department of Sociology at the University of Turku since 1989 and at the Centre for East Asian Studies since 2007. Extensive research visits to Nara Women’s University, Tokyo University, the Nordic Centre for Asian Studies in Copenhagen, and the University of California at Berkeley. The subject of her present academic interests is change in contemporary Japanese society. Her fields of responsibility within 3S is the encounter between science and art, as well as information.

 
 

PIRJO LIIRI-MAJAVA

Scenographer, costume maker. Has studied at the School of Arts, Design and Architecture (MA in arts and design) in Helsinki and at Musashino Art University in Tokyo. Since 1991 she has worked as visiting scenographer and costume-maker at several theatres, opera productions and within free groups in Finland. Her latest works are costumes and scenographies for 3S, the Turku City Theatre, and the Finnish National Theatre.

 
 

JUHA MALMIVAARA

Theatre director. Graduated from the Director’s Programme at the Finnish Theatre School in 1977. Has worked as director at the city theatres in Rovaniemi, Vaasa and Turku, and as visiting director around Finland. Professor of theatre direction at the Theatre Academy Helsinki in 2000-2005. Chairman and founding member of Kolmas Tila–Tredje Rummet-Third Space ry. His latest works have been as a director on 3S productions.

 
 

KARI MÄKIRANTA

Composer, musician and drama instructor. Specialises in crossartistic projects; among others, the combination of visual art and music. Has composed musicals, made music theatre, and worked as a teacher. Artistic leader and bandmaster of the Ypäjä Music Theatre. The Hämeenlinna Sibelius Society’s music award 2004 and Young in Finland’s ry Pro Nuori Suomi-award for his work with exercise music for children. 3S’s “court composer”.

 
 

CÉCILE ORBLIN

Actor, performance artist. Graduated from the Theatre Academy Helsinki. Has directed two works as part of her continuation studies: the award-winning Solista (2001), which visited the U.S.A, and Vahingossa ilman lupaa (“By mistake without permission”) (2003). After her graduation, she has worked as an actor; among other things with 3S and city theatres around Finland.

 
 

SEPPO PARKKINEN

Playwright and dramatiser. Studied at the Theatre Academy Helsinki and at the University of Tampere. Has written manuscripts, made dramatisations and translations for many theatres around Finland, as well as for the Radio Theatre, the television, and various dance theatres. His plays have been shown, among other places, in Iceland, Estonia, Canada and Argentina. Has written and dramatised several works for the stage on behalf of 3S. Received the Jussi Kylätasku Award in 2013.

 
 

LOTTA PETRONELLA

Film director. Received her artistic education at Chelsea College of Art. Has lived in London and been active for a long time within film and TV production there. Has written manuscripts, directed, cut, and produced dokumentaries and short films, which have been directed both by Petronella herself and by others, and which have been seen at international film festivals. She combines narrativity with documentation in her films in order to create personal and intimate portraits.

 
 

JORMA PITKONEN

Industrial designer. Graduated from the School of Arts, Design and Architecture in 1970. Has been a partner within various design agencies and was active for a long time as the leading designer at ED-design. Has taught, among other places, at the Arts Academy Turku and at the School of Arts, Design and Architecture, where he worked as leader for the Department for industrial design and as temporary professor. Has been awarded the State Prize for Design. Honorary member of ORNAMO and Aalto University. His work is represented, among other places, at the design museums in Helsinki and Essen. He has also designed book covers for the publishing company Tammi. Within 3S he has been responsible for graphic design.

 
 

KALLE ROPPONEN

Lighting designer, scenographer. Graduated from the Theatre Academy Helsinki’s Department for lighting and sound design. Works as lighting designer and scenographer on a freelance basis at theatres around Finland. Particularly interested in Finnish contemporary drama.

 
 

ROBERT SEGER

Theatrical, press and commercial photographer, who has photographed about 150 performances around Finland, from Oulu to the National Theatre. Has worked as “court photographer” at Turku City Theatre since 2001. Has photographed the rehearsals and performances of 3T. Lately, he has also focused on food photography.

 
 

 
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