Oskar Silén is an actor, director, musican a.o., educated in Japan, the Netherlands, the UK (ARTTS Int.), and the Finnish Theatre Academy (Master of Arts in acting '97).
CV (svenska) - kort info (Wikipedia) - CV (English)
music/sound clips - video
oskar(dot)silen(at)gmail.com : +358 44 532 7306
AUTUMN 2014 - SPRING 2015:
Key For Two (Är du inte riktigt fisk?) by John Chapman and Dave Freeman at AV teatern
, premiering 20.02.2015.
Gigging and recording
with El Hefe
in Spain, Finland, and 'Kingdom of Putin' in December 2014.
Ray Cooney's Out of Order (Liket som visste för mycket) at Fallåker
, premiering 14.11.2014.
Sound and music design
- see below) for Teater Taimine's touring production Tie Your Camel
, premiering 04.09.2014.
AUTUMN 2013 - SPRING 2014:
Acted in the pan-Nordic production The Gerpla Drive, directed by Arn-Henrik Blomqvist that toured the Nordic countries April-May 2013.
16-17.4 Alandica, Mariehamn, Åland
19-21.4 Tjarnarbió, Reykjavik, Iceland
23.4 The Nordic House, Torshavn, the Faroe Islands
2-3.5 Hamar Teater, Hamar, Norway
5.5 BUL-salen, Oslo, Norway
7.5 Åbo Svenska Teater, Åbo, Finland
9.5 Aleksanterinteatteri, Helsinki, Finland
12.5 Boulevardteatern, Stockholm, Sweden
Soundscape work for the Taimine Theatre's Leikitään metsää, touring Finnish elementary schools February 2013 ->. Review in Helsingin Sanomat here
Touring with Teater Taimine's Thomas & Tryggve/Tuomas & Tero February and March, as well as production duties. Articles in Swedish-language newspapers regarding the show and tour: here and here
Voice work for the Swedish language version of the European cartoon series Der kleine Ritter Trenk (YLE/FST/Buu klubben) - 26 episodes, prodividing voices for main character, the Duke, and others.
Finished Basic Pedagogy course at the Helsinki Open University.
Voice work for the Swedish language version of
the German cartoon series Der Tigerenten Club (YLE/FST/Buu klubben) - 26 episodes.
Devising a script, rehearsing and filming for a theatre production that will tour the Nordic countries spring 2013, directed by Arn-Henrik Blomqvist.The Gerpla Drive
Research for "Project X" which deals with immigrant issues in Finland in staged documentary form.
Sound and music production for the Taimine Theatre's touring production for elementary schools Leka skogen, directed by Paul Olin and written by Malin Kivelä. The premiere was 29th September, and the production is touring all over Finland 2010-11. Review.
Acting, music production, arrangement and live performance, poster design for and sales of Stjärnornas sång ('The song of the stars'), a touring production for pre-schoolers, premiered 10th September in Helsinki. 26 performances this autumn.Here's a review.
2008- 09 in London:
Winter 2008 in Helsinki and Shanghai:
Oskar directs a 7min radio drama piece for Finnish Broadcasting Co. and conducts a workshop on directing actors for media students at the Arcada Institute in Helsinki.
Shoots and edits for Pain In The Reel Productions: one 7min TVitem for Finnish Broadcasting Corp. about driving schools and the increasing pollution in Shanghai, a corporate recruitment video for Wagas Cafés in China and an aborted 45min documentary project.
"Oskar Silén has drilled the boys to an exact and disciplined performance that they execute with concentration and stage presence. ... [Stage designer] Ahlqvist and Silén serve up a good amount of clever solutions." Bror Rönnholm ÅU 8.1.2008
"DISTINGUISHED, CLEVER THEATRE.
A story and a performance that fascinates with its simple yet multi-faceted text filled with thoughts and wisdom and sensitive directing work that takes this all this into consideration... ... The melancholy, loneliness, feelings and friendship is expressed in a sensitive, beatiful, poetic and thought-provoking way." Elisabeth Nordgren, Hufvudstadsbladet 19.9.2007
- The short film The Engineers recieves an Honourable Mention at the Kettupäivät film festival in Helsinki, and is aired on Finnish TV the same week as part of the Råfilm (Raw film) short film series.
"Form-wise a very simple but unbeatably clever 5 minute piece that is definately one of the highlights of this years Råfilm series." Krister Uggeldahl, Hufvudstadsbladet