The Love Ministry (Kærlighedsministeriet)

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In the near future a man and a woman are called in for an interview at the local government branch of “The Love Ministry”.
They want to be a couple and have to make a contract on their relationship aided by an attorney.
The government has passed a new reform that is meant to effectuate love. It will minimize lost work hours wasted on human errors such as heartache over lost love and miserable crushes.
We get more growth in our society, if love is systematized like all other aspects in human life.
It’s a lot easier that way, right?

CAST:

Adam – Shahbaz Sarwar

Josefine – Mette Bodholdt Purup

The Lawyer – Matilde Lund

CREW:

Director – Signe Cæcilie Albeck Lausen

Writer – Matilde Lund, Signe Cæcilie Albeck Lausen

Lights – Anastasia Orlova

Outerspace Blues

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I play the android Robert in my first Vildskud Festival performance in August of 2015.

Cast:

June – Christine Sander

Robert – Shahbaz Sarwar

Speak – Kasper Buus

Crew:

Director – Anne Stegler Bjerrum

Writer – Anna Skov

Production Leader – Nina Spile

Lights – Christoffer D. Pihl

Sound – Sugarcane Sarah

Scenography -Makulator

Costumes – Sarah Winther, Maja Lund & Cecilie Hurup-Andersen

PR, poster & graphics – Julie Rylander-Hansen

Illustrator – Iben Kromann

Trailer – Mr. Wolf Media

Superwoman

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With less than 48 hours before show number 16 of 18 was to perform in front of a paying audience I was contacted by the Theatre Play with regards to taking over the part of an actor who had sustained an injury.

After having changed shifts at my “bread and butter” job I showed up at the theatre and rehearsed for a solid 8 hours, where I’d done all I could to memorize the lines beforehand and then played in the performance, so it didn’t have to be cancelled for its last three sold out shows.

A tough assignment, but very satisfying to complete!

 

Cast:

Mille, Søs – Mille Berg http://play-cph.dk/teaterleder-mille-berg/

Crisse, Liva – Crisse Valentin

Camilla, Dana – Camilla Hesselager

Charlotte, Kimmie – Charlotte Liv Elvstrøm

Mette, Emily – Mette B. Purup

Shahbaz, André – Shahbaz Sarwar

Crew:

Director – Christina Mille Sørensen http://play-cph.dk/teaterleder-christina-sorensen/

Writer – Mille Berg, Christina Mille Sørensen

Lighting – Tobias Grøndahl

Sound – Joey J. Miller

Stage – PLAY

The Paprika Steen Predicament (PaprikaSteenProblematikken)

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A performance about how it is and how it feels to go the state theatre school auditions, where we mashed up our texts, songs and poems for the tests.

I urged the group to address the issue I like to call “The Paprika Steen Predicament”, where you as an applicant to the schools have to endure that your trials and tribulations are put down by comforting friends with the notion that one of our most famous actresses applied a million times before being accepted…

We had 24 hours to prepare the performance, which was based on improvisational work on our texts.

 

Cast:

Shahbaz Sarwar

Rasmus Cundell

Joachim Bach Rosendal

Josefine Tvermoes

Katrine Sofie Bøttcher

Crew:

Director – Malene Begtrup Andersen http://vitterheten.weebly.com/

Stage – AFUK

My Time (Min Tid)

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I played the part of “Shahbaz” in a performance lecture that was a bachelor assignment for a Performance Design group from Roskilde University College.

My co-player and I played two lecturers of the Romantic Era, which incorporated song, dance and lots and lots of dry material presented in a super sexy manner by the macho, yet surprisingly homo erotic duo that summon two divas to aid in the lecture.

One of the funniest performances I’ve ever been a part of that was particularly difficult to perform in, since I was terribly stricken by the flu.

 

Cast:

Shahbaz – Shahbaz Sarwar

Rasmus – Rasmus Cundell

Katrine – Katrine Sofie Bøttcher

Camilla – Camilla Schnack Tellefsen

Crew:

Director – Anna Andrea Malzer http://annamalzer.com/

Writer – Anna Andrea Malzer

Sound – Nanna-Karina Schleimann

Production Assistants – Cæcillie Lützau, Christian Stilling, Elisa Nicole Turri, Pernille Bossov Godt

Stage – Rented Bus

Who Wants To Live Forever? (Hvem Vil Leve For Evigt?)

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I played the part of Ebbe in the collage performance that melded texts from film and theater and made a separate performance from them.

The revenue went to a charity organization called “Projekt Udenfor/Project Outside”, whose main task is to aid homeless people during the cold months of winter.

 

Cast:

Ditte – Birgitte Hvass Miller

Ebbe – Shahbaz Sarwar

Benjamin – Rasmus Cundell

Anna – Silan Maria Budak Rasch Grunnet Casting Link

Caya – Louise Kaastrup Larsen

Musical Cast:

Vocal – Amanda Lea Kempf http://www.wearevulcan.net/

Instrument – Casper Van Westhausen http://www.wearevulcan.net/

Crew:

Director – Christina Mille Sørenen http://play-cph.dk/teaterleder-christina-sorensen/

Writer – Different writers from film and stage work

Producer – Monika Mazurek

Sound – Joey J. Miller

Lighting – Mads Peter Malmskov

Stage – PLAY

Forum Humanum

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I participated in the dance performance in the acclaimed Dansehallerne/The Dance Halls connected to the Carlsberg Brewery.

The performance consisted of 13 professional dancers and 40 extras, where I was in the extras group.

This was the first time that I performed in the nude in front of an audience in an effort to heighten confidence and further my development as an actor.

The performance sought to present man as a flock animal and not as the zeitgeist would have it, namely as an individual.

 

Cast:

Professional Dancers – Andreas Constantinou, Angela Herenda de Kroo, Antoinette Helbing, Carina Raffel, César García, Emma-Cecilia Ajanki, Felipe Salazar, Jan Vesala, Jean-Hugues Miredin, Marek Magierecki, Mette Aakjær, Sonja Øien Salkowitsch, Troels Hagen Findsen

Extras – Allan Hansen, Anna Eskelund, Anne Sofie Hoffmann Schrøder, Birgitte Skands, Birk Horst, Carlos Romao, Carmel Ennis, Christian Sprange, Erik Antonsen, Grazia Weis Levi, Jannick Kirk Sørensen, Jens Elvekjær Klæbel, Johanna Malene Geiger, John Voxfort, Kirsten Hald, Kirstine Marie Fabricius, Kaare P Johannesen, Lars Christian Feit Andersen, Lea Vendelbo Petersen, Lise Aagaard Knudsen, Louise Jørgensen, Louise Lund Gade, Mai Thorn, Marianne Kirk, Mette Aalund Olsen, Mie-Miriam Kongstad, Niels Henrik Egsgaard, Otto Kietz, Peter Hunter, Samuel Frederik Iwersen, Shahbaz Sarwar, Shuli Nordbek Azoulay, Sofia Rose Eberl Smed, Stefan Dolezal, Thomas Sørensen

Crew:

Choreographer and Director – Kitt Johnson

Composer – Sture Ericson

Lighting Designer – Mogens Kjempff

Costume Designer – Charlotte Østergård

Stage – Dansehallerne

One Thousand and One Nights

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The Nørrebro Festival had taken on the mammoth task of reading the entire Danish translation of the world-renowned adventure. I was one of the readers who partook in the readings.

Dramatics Lab Quonga Festival 2013 (Dramatiker Lab Quonga Festival 2013)

I performed in two performances specifically written for this festival each lasting ten minutes.

The performance “Mælk Uden Mening/Milk Without Meaning”, which was one of the two performances wound up getting a publishing release.

I travelled from Copenhagen to Aarhus to rehearse with the group, which consisted of the director, me and another actor.

 

Cast:

Shahbaz Sarwar

Jacob Meier

Crew:

Director – Lisa Duus Nielsen http://teaterskaeg.dk/

Producer – Mette Marie Bitsch D’Souza

Writer – Simon Arenholt Mumgaard, Emil Fogh Nielsen

Stage – Teater Katapult

The Cold Table (Det Kolde Bord)

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The concept of a performance being written in 24 hours by a single writer and then rehearsed by four actors under the guidance of a single director is still a popular event in the Copenhagen theater scene.

I had the honor of joining the event when the Nørrebro based “Teater Grob” invited us in. It was a wildly inspiring experience.

Character names aren’t written, since I never got the script digitally.

Cast:

Morten Schaffalitsky

Marijana Jankowitsch

Shahbaz Sarwar

Niels Erling

Crew:

Director – Mette Ovesen

Writer – Morten Dahl Lützhøft

Producer – Thea Kulavig, Magnus Iuel Berg

Stage – Teater GROB