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KEVIN HANSSEN
HEIGHT: 1,72m
HAIR: Sandy brown
EYES: Blue
LANGUAGES: English, read French
SKILLS:
– Performance: Acting, Musician (sax, guitar, vocals)
– Presentation, Public Speaking
– Teaching
– Improvisation and group work coach
– Graphic Design
– Layout Design
– Sound Design
– Audiobook production
– Creative and ideas collaboration
– Writing
– Video editing
– Publishing (audio and text)

WRITING

BOOKS
  • Jump Theatre – How to make a play. (Author, Graphic and Layout Designer) Africalia and Jump Productions
  • Practical Criticism for A-Level Students of Literature (Co-editor). Weaver Press
THEATRE
  • Kalanga!
  • The Last Days
  • A Tree Called Harold
  • A Night At The Opera
  • Co-writer on Born African, The Anti-Panto, The Anti-Panto 0.75, and
  • Completely Over the Edge with Over the Edge Theatre Company

SOUND DESIGN

AUDIOBOOKS

DIRECTOR and EDITOR

Monty Python’s Autobiography: The Pythons on the Pythons, Orion Publishing
The Jason Bourne Series by Robert Ludlum, Orion Publishing
The Somme by Peter Hart, Orion Publishing
Das Boot by Lothar Gunthar Buchheim, Orion Publishing
Stalin by Simon Sebag Montefiore, Orion Publishing
Nervous Conditions by Tsitsi Dangarembga, Faber and Faber
and many, many more

SOUND DESIGN/RECORDIST

Sound recording and design for Across the Grasslands (short film), Shapiru Productions, dir. Sharon Lee (Winner of Best Zimbabwe Short and Best Short at IIFF 2016)
Sound recordist for Within a Village Lies (ICAPA Productions)
Sound Design for The 39 Steps, Reps Theatre
Sound Design for The Convert, written by Danai Gurira, Harare Production.
Sound Design for Dickens – The Master Storyteller, International tour.

RADIO DRAMA

Director, Editor, Producer: KwaTaffy, Studio 7 – Voice of America
Director, Editor: Ribro Banda, Ende Futi and Chema. Three five-part radio dramas for 3 Mob Presents

GRAPHIC DESIGN AND LAYOUT

  • Slide design for corporate presentation
  • Poster, flyer design for print and web
  • Layout design for books

PERFORMANCE AWARDS

  • I’m Not Rappaport (Actor): BAT Best Supporting Actor, Zimbabwe (1993)
  • Twelfth Night (Actor): Pick of the Fringe Award, Edinburgh Festival, UK (2001)
  • Born African (Actor, Writer): Spirit of the Fringe Award, Edinburgh Festival, UK (2003)
  • Miss Julie (Actor): BAT Best Actor Award, Zimbabwe (2010)
  • An Inspector Calls (Actor): AFDIS Best Actor Award, Zimbabwe (2015)
  • Mind Games (Actor): Best Actor Award, Zimbabwe International Film Festival, Zimbabwe  (2017)
  • My Fair Lady (Actor): AFDIS Best Actor Award, Zimbabwe (2017)

Performance Links

Showreel

Freestate: Short Film

The Impro Show: Improvised Comedy Show

A Tree To Sing To: African Folktale Puppet Show

Over the Edge (Wikipedia): International touring Theatre Company

Over the Edge (Old Website)

The Telling Room Movie

Mind Games Movie

ACTING CREDITS

FILM
MugabeSupportingdir. Robert Peters, Eastgate Films
Wosaka (docu-drama)Supportingdir. Scott Reed, Fatdog Media Productions
Ghosts of Actions Past (short)Supportingdir. Tavonga Gozo
The Telling Room (in prod)Leaddir. Duncan Frost, Mudbug Films
Love and DanceSupportingdir. Denise Edwards, Innvision Films (DSTV)
Zim Promo (short)Leaddir. Nico Abote, ZTN
Cook OffSupportingdir. Tomas Brickhill, Mufambanidzo Films (Netflix)
Mind GamesLeaddir. Charles Mawungwa, Reelnet Films
KrotoaFeatured Extradir. Roberta Durrant, Penguin Films
Freestate (short)Leaddir. Martha Ferguson, Portable Sky Productions
Across the Grasslands (short)Supportingdir. Sharon Lee, Shapriru Productions
ZimHighSupportingdir. Tatenda Mbudzi, Mbudzi Productions
TELEVISION
Over the Edge (Pilot)Leaddir. Steve Hanly, Image Factory
Dinner Only (Pilot)Leaddir. The Impro Show, Jump Productions
Zambezi NewsVariousdir. Kevin Hanssen, Magamba Network
THEATRE
Born AfricanLeaddir. Zane E. Lucas, Tour (Edinburgh, USA, Zimbabwe)
My Fair LadyLeaddir. Sue Bolt, Reps Theatre
Dickens – The Master StorytellerLeaddir. Kevin Hanssen & Mark West, (African Tour, UK)
A Man Like YouLeaddir. Silvia Cassini, (African Tour, Hong Kong)
King BaabuSupportdir. Sarah Norman, Edinburgh Festival (UK)
Me and My FriendLeaddir. Mel Hooley, Dorchester Arts/Somerleigh Players (UK)
Twelfth NightLeaddir. Adam Neill, Tour (USA, Europe)
The Rabbi From TarsusLeaddir. Kevin Hanssen & Danai Gurira, Tour (Norway, UK, HIFA)
OleannaLeaddir. Kevin Hanssen, Edinburgh Festival (UK)
Eternal Peace AsylumLeaddir. Lucian Msamati, Edinburgh Festival (UK)
Zimbabwe Improv TeamLeadWorld Improv Championships (Germany)
Miss JulieLeaddir. Per Fosser, Reps Theatre
Complete Works of Shakespeare (abridged) (twice)Leaddir. Over the Edge, 7 Arts Theatre
dir. Jamie McLaren, Reps Theatre
DoubtLeaddir. Mel Hooley, Dorchester Arts (UK)
Much Ado About NothingLeaddir. John Dennison, Reps Theatre
The 39 StepsLeaddir. Sue Bolt and Fiona Garrity, Reps Theatre
The Disappearing ManLeaddir. Roger Hawkins, HIFA
ComradesLeaddir. Patiences Tawengwa, Stockholms Improvisationsteater (Sweden)
MacbethSupportdir. Sarah Norman, Over the Edge
Blood BrothersLeaddir. Dawn Parkinson, Reps Theatre
Lost in YonkersLeaddir. Gloria Prentice, Reps Theatre
Brighton Beach MemoirsLeaddir. Gloria Prentice, Reps Theatre
Les Femmes SavantSupportdir. Di Wilson, Alliance Francaise
The Anti Panto & The Anti Panto 0.5Leaddir. Di Wilson, 7 Arts
A Tree To Sing ToLeaddir. Kevin Hanssen, HIFA
An Inspector CallsLeaddir. Anne Fischer, Reps Theatre
Great ExpectationsLeaddir. Adrian Stanley, Reps Theatre
I’m Not RappaportSupportdir. Gloria Prentice, Reps Theatre
Wife Begins at FortySupportdir. Adrian Stanley, Reps Theatre
AUDIOBOOKS

NARRATOR
The Teeth of Giants
, by Gordon Wallis
Marked For Life by Paul Templer and Rebecca M. Simons
The Last Resort by Douglas Rogers
The Somme
, by Peter Hart
Cape Town to Kilimanjaro: The Third World As Seen From The Saddle, by Eric de Jong
Fun Dad, by Hein Bester
L(E)arn Bitcoin, by Anita Posch

DIRECTING CREDITS

TELEVISION
Zambezi NewsSeasons 2, 3, 4, 5Magamba Network
THEATRE
A Tree To Sing ToHIFA, Jump Productions
Kalanga!HIFA, Kellogg Foudation
A Midsummer African DreamHIFA, Theory X Productions
The Impro ShowReps Theatre, Jump Productions
Sorry, Wrong NumberReps Theatre, Activators
The Last DaysNorthside Church
Oleanna Edinburgh Festival, Jump Productions
RADIO

Kwataffy – 34 part radio series for Studio 7, Voice of America.

TRAINING

1994-6 – Bachelor of Arts (English, Industrial Psychology), UNISA, South Africa
1994-6 – Teacher Training Certificate – Primary Education – Gateway Teacher Training Programme.