Jari Laakso


YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2019 - 2020Company Manager
The Wolf of Wall Street
Alexander Wright
Hartshorn Hook
2019Company Stage Manager
The Pirate Cruncher
Joel Scott
Goat and Monkey
2019Company Stage Manager
La Soiree
Betty Siemers
Mark Rubinstein Ltd
2019Capture Producer
Film (Docu)
School of Integration
Tania Bruguera
Manchester International Festival
2018 - 2019Spotlight Operator
Chicago The Musical
Walter Bobbie
Ambassador Theatre Group
2018Video set up
Sounds and Sorcery
Daisy Evans
Sounds and Sorcery
2017Assistant Director
The Mother Life
Christopher Hurrell
Daniel Sparrow Productions
2017Video set up / Filming Assistant
Alice's Adventures Underground
Oliver Lansley & James Seager
Les Enfants Terribles
2017Production Assistant
Live Event
Adidas EQT
Lucy Ockenden
Sparkle Street Projects
2015 - 2016Director / Co-Producer
Jari Laakso
Blackwinged Creatives
  • Education

    2015MA in Musical Theatre (Producer/Writer Pathway)Goldsmiths, University of London
    2013BA Hons Theatre PracticeRoyal Central School of Speech and Drama

    About me

    I am a bilingual Finnish national having trained and worked in London for the past ten years. I have worked in a wide variety of creative and production roles during this time mostly within theatre and festivals, giving me considerable experience in the industry.

    Most recently I have focused on Company Management and worked internationally with a contemporary circus and cabaret show La Soiree, toured the UK with a family show The Pirate Cruncher, and in London worked on the immersive The Wolf of Wall Street. On the technical side I have worked on Manchester International Festival as part of the video and media team as a Capture Producer, spotlighting Chicago the Musical in the West End, and worked with video departments setting up projection equipment for immersive theatre in London. Equally I have directed my own work on the London Fringe stage including workshops, rehearsed readings, and a 6-week-run of Pam Gems' musical play PIAF at the Charing Cross Theatre.

    The curiosity to chart the unknown has driven me to take up various roles within theatre fuelling my passion to understand this fascinating world we call entertainment.

  • Skills

    Years in industry
    • 6+ years
    Experienced in
    • Arts
    • Biography
    • Childrens
    • Comedy
    • Cookery
    • Digital/Online Campaigns
    • Documentary
    • Music
    • Standard Driving (PLG)
    Interested in
    • Animation
    • Arts
    • Biography
    • Childrens
    • Comedy
    • Commercials
    • Cookery
    • Corporate
    • Documentary
    • Drama Reconstruction
    • Film (Feature)
    • Film (LB)
    • Film (Short)
    • Health
    • Music
    • Travel
    Languages Spoken
    • English
    • Finnish