FRANK TOTINO

DIRECTING CAREER

ALL MY WORK INCORPORATES SPONTANEOUS AND IMPROVISED SOLUTIONS. 

MEDIA


2012    KEITH JOHNSTONE TEACHES: IMPRO for STORYTELLERS the DVD, Producer, Editor

(in post production)

2009    DINER DRAMA: Producer, Director
2008    KEITH JOHNSTONE TEACHES: TRANCE MASKS, Producer, Editor
1997    STÄNG INTE DINA ÖGON, (Don’t Close Your Eyes):  by Frank Totino, Adaptation for screen, Produced by Helsingborgs Stad, Sweden 
1993    DR. FAUSTUS, by Christopher Marlowe, Adapted for the screen, Produced by Theatre in Education, University of Oslo. 
1988    THE SECRET MARRIAGE, (Opera) Produced by University of Calgary, 
1986    BLOOD COMPLICATED, Frank Totino with Jim Curry, Rod Crawford, Optik Films, 
1984    PUFFBALLS, Jim Curry, adaptation to screen, Syntax/Now-Loose Moose Productions.
1984    MR. ROBINSON, Jim Curry, Loose Moose Productions. 
1983    THE CONTEST SHOW, Jim Curry, Syntax/Now Production
1982/83    THE NOW SHOW, Comedy Series (18 episodes), CCTV Producer
1982    ESCAPE FROM L-1011, Clem Martini, CCTV Producer 
1981/82     DOCUMENTARIES FOR SYNTAX, International Artists Coalition. Syntax Production
1969    The Change, Frank Totino, CYC (Federal Government) Free School
1969    The Babysitter, Frank Totino, CYC (Federal Government) Free School

THEATRE


2019    HEDDA GABLER (Ibsen) Danish National Theatre School
2019    BETRAYAL (Pinter) Danish National Theatre School
2018    MISS JULIE (Strindberg) Danish National Theatre School
2015    THE ODD COUPLE (Neil Simon), M2M productions, Lyon France
2012    THE LAST BIRD (O Último Pássaro) (Keith Johnstone): Grupo Arte Simples, São Paulo, Brazil
2004    SIX CHARACTERS IN SEARCH OF AN AUTHOR, by Luigi Pirandello, University of Lethbridge

2002    WAGONSTAGE, collective creation for the City of Calgary, touring company
2001    THE TRAGICAL HISTORY OF DR. FAUSTUS, by Christopher Marlowe, Reeve Theatre, University of Calgary
2001    WAGONSTAGE,  collective creation, City of Calgary touring company
2000    AUDIENCE, by Vaclav Havel, Reeve Theatre, University of Calgary, 
1997    STÄNG INTE DINA ÖGON: Framtidens Mytologi (Don’t Close Your Eyes: Future Mythology), by Frank Totino,  Stiftelson Varvet, (The Wharf Foundation), Experimental Learning and Theatre Project, Helsingborg, Sweden 

1996    PEER GYNT, by Henrik Ibsen, (Scenes), Ibsen Festival, National Theatre (Torsov), Oslo, Norway

1995    Snow White, Prince of Wales School, Calgary. 
1995    PLAYWRIGHTS THEATREBLITZ, workshopping of scripts, Alberta Theatre Projects, Calgary

1994    NATT OCH DAG, ETT VIKINGABLOT. (Night and Day, A Viking Saga), Midvinterljus (The Festival of the Midwinter Light), Department of Culture, City of Helsingborg, Sweden:  Spectacle direction and script development of Viking Myth, outdoors, night. 140 performers plus crew, stunts, horses, giant puppets, pyro, firesculpture, 40 voice choir, original music

1993    THE TRAGICAL HISTORY OF DR. FAUSTUS, by Christopher Marlowe, Oslokatedralskole, Oslo, Norway

1991    SOULCATCHERS TOO (directed mask scene as part of exhibition), masQuirx: Muttart Gallery, Calgary
1991    THE MAHARANI AND THE MAPLE LEAF, by Jan Derbyshire, Vancouver and Calgary (Breaking the Surface: An Interactive Festival/Conference on Women, Theatre and Social Action)

1990    AESCHYLUS AND THE LION, by G. B. Shaw, University of British Columbia Drama Touring Programme

1990    ROBINSON CRUSOE, by Keith Johnstone, Edmonton Fringe Festival
1989    ROBINSON CRUSOE, by Keith Johnstone, Vancouver Fringe Festival
1988    THE SECRET MARRIAGE, (Opera), Associate Stage Director, University Theatre, Calgary. 
1988    MONEY AND MEN, by Frank Totino, Reeve Theatre, Calgary. 
1988    SCIENCE AND MADNESS, by George F. Walker, Reeve Theatre, Calgary. 
1987    THE LESSON, by Eugene Ionesco, Studio Theatre, Calgary
1986    A GOLDEN BOY, by Jim Curry, Loose Moose Theatre, Calgary 
1986    INVASION OF THE SUCKY TURTLE MONSTERS, by Jim Curry, Loose Moose,Calgary.
1984-86    MENTAL FLOSS COMEDY THEATRE, Brass Cat Theatre Cafe, , Calgary with tours in Canada and to New York.
1984    PUFFBALLS, by Jim Curry, Loose Moose, Calgary.
1983    THE CONTEST SHOW, by Jim Curry, Ten Foot Henry’s, Calgary.
1983    BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, Loose Moose Children’s Theatre, Calgary 
THE EFFECT OF GAMMA RAYS ON MAN IN THE MOON MARIGOLDS, by Paul Zindel, Loose Moose Theatre, Calgary. 
1981    THE CORD, by Keith Johnstone, Pumphouse Theatre, Calgary. 
1979    AMERICAN DREAM, by Edward Albee, Studio Theatre. Calgary.
1978    THE BOX, by Frank Totino, Pumphouse Theatre. Calgary. 
1977    THE FANTASTIKS, by Schmidt-Jones, Beth Israel Theatre, Calgary.

 
 
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MISS JULIE

2018 PLAY

Director

Danish National Theatre School

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THE ODD COUPLE

2015 PLAY

Director

M2M Productions, Lyon France

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THE LAST BIRD

2012 PLAY

Director

Grupo Arte Simples, São Paulo, Brazil

 
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THE CORD

1981 PLAY

Director

Pumphouse Theatre, Calgary

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THE TRAGICAL HISTORY OF DR. FAUSTUS

1993 PLAY

Director

Oslokatedralskole, Oslo, Norway

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NATT OCH DAG, ETT VIKINGABLOT. (Night and Day, A Viking Saga), Midvinterljus (The Festival of the Midwinter Light)

1994 PLAY

Direction/Design/Script Development

Department of Culture, City of Helsingborg, Sweden

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PUFFBALLS

1984 PLAY

Director

Loose Moose, Calgary

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SCIENCE AND MADNESS

1988 PLAY

Director and Designer

Walker, Reeve Theatre, Calgary

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THE LIVE SNAKE AND LADDERS SHOW

1979 PLAY

Assistant Director/Design/Actor

University Theatre, Calgary