auditions

  • Auditions for our autumn production, 'Ingrid' by Ulf Persson

    WHAT: Auditions for our autumn production, ‘Ingrid’ by Ulf Persson
    WHEN: Saturday 26 August 13:00–18:00
    WHERE: FINNBRIT, Fredrikinkatu 20 A 9, Helsinki

    Director: Anna Olkinuora
    Assistant director: Ulf Persson

    Ingrid is a play about Ingrid Bergman, Swedish actress. She was for many years Hollywood’s darling and received thousands of fan letters every week. All that came to an abrupt end when she left Hollywood to make films with the Italian film director Roberto Rossellini. They fell in love and she had to make a great personal sacrifice ­– she had to leave her little daughter Pia behind. The moral outcry in the USA was enormous with condemnations even in the senate, and the fan letters became hate letters

    Ingrid takes place towards the end of her life. We are in Ingrid’s apartment in New York and she has invited her daughter Pia to dinner. She wants to explain – before it’s too late.

    Rehearsals will be in September and October on Saturdays and Sundays 13:00–18:00.

    There will be five performances: 9, 10, 11, 14 and 15 November 2017 at the Warehouse, Arkadia International Bookshop, Nervanderinkatu 11, Helsinki.

    We are looking for 1 female actor and 6–8 male actors:

    Ingrid Bergman –Swedish film actress
    Paavo Turtiainen – Ingrid Bergman’s friend; event planner from Finland
    Alfred Hitchcock –Ingrid Bergman’s friend; film director
    Petter Lindström – Ingrid Bergman’s first husband; dentist, neurosurgeon
    Robert Capa –Ingrid Bergman’s lover; war photographer
    David O. Selznick –American film producer and director
    Edwin C Johnson –Senator from Colorado
    Roberto Rossellini –Ingrid Bergman’s second husband; Italian film director
    Lars Schmidt –Ingrid Bergman’s third husband; Swedish theatre producer and director

    We would appreciate it if you would tell us in advance if you will take part in the auditions and which part or parts you would be interested in. Also let us know if you would be interested in joining the backstage crew. Please write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

    You do not have to be a member to audition, but you must join if cast. Please arrive in good time to begin at 13:00.

    Welcome to the auditions!
    Anna Olkinuora and Ulf Persson