Esa Leskinen

Author of The Overcoat with Sami Keski-Vähälä

Esa Leskinen

CURRICULUM VITAE

  • Born in Jyväskylä, Finland 1970
  • Theatre Academy of Finland, Department of Directing 1992-1997
  • Artistic Director of Ryhmäteatteri (the Group Theatre of Finland) since 1997
  • Regular Contributing Director to Finnish National Theatre since 1998
  • Finnish Theatre Act of the Year –prixe in 1997
  • Best Artwork of the Year –prize in Helsinki 2010

WORKS AS A DIRECTOR

Esa Leskinen/Sami Keski-Vähälä: Continuous Growth. The Group Theatre 2011

Esa Leskinen/Sami Keski-Vähälä: Under the European Sky. The Group Theatre 2010

Esa Leskinen/Sami Keski-Vähälä: The Overcoat. The Group Theatre 2009

Mikhail Bulgakov: Master and Margarita. The Group Theatre 2007

Esa Leskinen: All Shall Be Well. The Group Theatre 2006

The Sky Over Helsinki (several writers). The Group Theatre 2006

Martin Crimp: Cruel and Tender. Finnish National Theatre 2005

Michael Baran: Paradise. The Group Theatre 2004

Fyodor Dostoyevsky: Demons. Finnish National Theatre 2003

David Edgar: Pentecost. The Group Theatre 2002

William Shakespeare: Tempest. The Group Theatre 2002

William Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet. Finnish National Theatre 2002

Fyodor Dostoyevsky: Crime and Punishment. Finnish National Theatre 2001

Sami Keski-Vähälä: On the Dark Side of the Moon. The Group Theatre 2001

Esa Leskinen/Sami Keski-Vähälä: The Living and the Dead. The Group Theatre 2000

Samuel Beckett: Waiting for Godot. Finnish National Theatre 1999

Anton Chekhov: Uncle Vanya. The Group Theatre 1998

Fyodor Dostoyevsky: Idiot. The Group Theatre 1997

Peter Shaffer: Equus. Finnish National Theatre 1996

Leena Krohn: Presence. Helsinki City Theatre 1996

Esa Leskinen: Good Night, Mr. Engineer. Finnish Radio Theatre 1995

WORKS AS A DRAMATIST:

Continuous Growth. A play. Together with Sami Keski-Vähälä. The Group Theatre 2011

Under the European Sky. A play. Together with Sami Keski-Vähälä. The Group Theatre 2010

The Overcoat. A play loosely based on a short story by Nikolai Gogol. Together with Sami

Keski-Vähälä. The Group Theatre 2009

Master and Margarita. An adaptation of the novel by Mihail Bulgakov. The Group Theatre 2007

All Shall Be Well. A play. The Group Theatre 2006

The Sky Over Helsinki. A play, several writers. The Group Theatre 2006

Demons. An adaptation of the novel by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Finnish National Theatre 2003

Crime and Punishment. An adaptation of the novel by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Finnish National

Theatre 2001

The Living and the Dead. A play. Together with Sami Keski-Vähälä. The Group Theatre 2000

A Finnish translation of Samuel Beckett’s play Waiting for Godot. Finnish National Theatre

1999

Idiot. An adaptation of the novel by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. The Group Theatre 1997

Presence. An adaptation of the novel by Leena Krohn. Helsinki City Theatre 1996

Good night, mr. Engineer. A radio play. Finnish Radio Theatre 1995