Brendan McCall
Freelance producer
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Born in California, I lived in New York City from 1990-2008, before moving permanently abroad for the past 9 years.  Have lived in Turkey and Australia, before relocating to Norway in February 2014.

My primary education is in live theater and dance as a practitioner--actor, director, choreographer, dancer.  Experience wrought from circumstances has lead me to do more producing and arts management for the past 9 years, and serving as a freelance Producer of live theatrical stage art & entertainment in Oslo is my primary profession today.  I work primarily for Grusomhetens Teater & Lars Øyno, as well as groups such as performance artist Øystein Elle / Capto Musicae, director Birgitte Fjeld Bjørsvik, and choreographer Keith Thompson (New York).  I have also done freelance work for Siri & Snelle Productions, Martin Slaatto, Ulf Nilseng / TOYBOYS, and Apropo Theater (Bucharest).  These duties including touring management, grant applications, stage & production management, and assistant direction.

I have also published over 40 articles in English, French, Norwegian, and Belarusian, in various journals, magazines, and newspapers.  Subject matter includes interviews with professional artists, reviews of live performances, commentary on artistic trends, and more.  

When not working with my producing duties or spending time with my family, I am a voracious reader, a lover of cinema, and a long-time practitioner of yoga.  I do not drink or smoke, am hard working and articulate, and have a reputation of reliability, responsibility, and efficiency.  

Work
Grusomhetens Teater
Producer
2014 - Current
Founded in 1992 by Norwegian actor, teacher, and director Lars Øyno, Grusomhetens Teater is one of Oslo´s most respected independent theaters. In 2009, Øyno directed the 1859 chamber opera "Fjeldfuglen"​ (The Mountain Bird) and in March 2014, the 1860 prose comedy "Svanhild"​ (winner of the 2014 Oslo Prize for Best Performance). Both were by Henrik Ibsen, and both were world-premieres. Accomplishments as a Producer include bringing "Fjeldfuglen"​ to the 6th International State Theater Festival in Antalya (first time company ever performed in Turkey); at Theater X in Tokyo in October 2015 (first time company ever performed in Japan); and the upcoming engagement at La Mama in New York in March 2017 (first time company ever performed in USA). With "Svanhild"​, served as both Producer and Actor for production´s remount at Oslo Opera House (July 2015); Teater Ibsen (March 2016--first time company ever performed in Skien, Ibsen´s birthplace); 6th Platonov International Arts Festival in Voronezh, Russia (June 2016); and Theater X in Tokyo, Japan (September 2016). Producer for "Lament"​, world-premiere in Oslo, Norway (October 2015) and Swedish premiere in Göteborg at Cinnober Teater (January 2016). Served as both Producer & Actor for re-mount of "What a Glorious Day!"​ in both Oslo, Norway (March 2016) and 1st Ashirwad International Theater Festival in Begusarai (India) in March 2016. Producer for re-mount of "Last Song" in Oslo (February 2016). Producer for world-premiere of "Proud Cloud" (April 2016), collaboration between company & jazz musician Tristan Honsinger, in Oslo, Norway.
Øystein Elle / Capto Musicae
Producer
2015 - Current
Initiate and organize Nordic and international touring of Øystein Elle´s work. Producer: TERRITORIUM (world premiere) at Tou Scene, co-presented with Ny Musikk (Stavanger, Norway), March 2016; 12th Hokusai International Dance & Theater Festival (Tokyo, Japan), June 2016; the Konservatory (San Francisco, USA), June 2017. SONIC HARVEST - mini-festival of music-theater at Grusomhetens Teater (Oslo), featuring Øystein Elle / Capto Musicae´s TERRITORIUM and STUFFED CAMEL, as well as special guests Different Kind of Stars, Sxip Shirey, and Phil Minton, October 2016. KLAUS NOMI - ANGEL OF SUBURBIA, directed by Piotr Cholodzinski, at Theater X (Tokyo, Japan), January 2017; the Konservatory (San Francisco, USA), December 2017.
danceTactics performance group
Company Manager
2015 - Current
Assist American contemporary dance company lead by Artistic Director Keith Thompson in professional networking, composing applications for grants & residencies, expanding their public artistic profile, and increasing opportunities domestically and abroad. Managed the showing of "Mat-ur-a-tion"​ in October 2015, as part of "Pentacle Presents: Fall Further IV" at Dixon Place (New York). Producer for "All Things Big Dream" at 12th Hokusai International Dance & Theater Festival (Tokyo, Japan) in June 2016. Producer for "A Piece of Hamlets Machine", invited guest performance at Theater X (Tokyo, Japan), spring 2018.
Birgitte Fjeld Bjørsvik
Producer
2016 - Current
Producer for THE INVISIBLE ENEMY - STORIES FROM CHERNOBYL, directed by Birgitte Fjeld Bjørsvik, inspired from the book by Ingrid Storholmen. Concentration on securing opportunities for performances within the European and Asian markets.
Education
University of Oslo
MA, Ibsen Studies
2014 - Current
Academic graduate degree. Currently completing 90-page thesis
Bennington College
MFA, Dance
2002 - 2003
Practical graduate degree in contemporary dance. Included a teaching assistantship for undergraduates majoring in Dance and Theater.
New York University
BFA, Acting
1990 - 1993
Graduated from the Experimental Theatre Wing at Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. Early graduate, Dean´s List, and Founder´s Scholar.
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    44

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    Oslo, Norway

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    32 years experience on 5 continents in all aspects of theatrical / live storytelling
    arts management
    mediation
    diplomacy
    organization
    project management
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