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Ágnes Kaszás

actor, director, producer, art&tech designer, and entrepreneur based in Helsinki and Budapest

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Hun: +3620-458-7048, Fin: +358445877922

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About Ágnes

Ágnes Kaszás is an actor, director, producer, art&tech designer, and entrepreneur based in Helsinki and Budapest.

She believes in innovative fusions. Fusion of immersive theatre, diversity, edutainment, art&tech, and many other things.

 

She is an actor, directed immersive theatre, shows about diversity and multiculturalism, and interactive short films, brought the escape game concept to Finland, co-founded and managed two start-up companies, and she has done and loves burlesque, and political theatre. No kidding, she does love fusion.

 

Her aim is to create concepts that can build new exciting tools in order to be proactive and make the world a better place. In other, corny words, she is a practical dreamer.

curriculum vitae

2019-2022

2017-2022

2014-2023

2014-2018

2014-2018

2012-2014

2010-2014

2010-2011

2010

2008-2010

2008-2010

2004-2007

2003-2004

2023

Co-founder, Art Director, and entrepreneur in Budapest

IOP Games, an IT and game development start up company delivering immersive entertainment experiences for teenagers and young adults.

The company was funded by Hiventures fund management company.

The experience products were present on the majority of Silja Tallink’s vessels - the leading high-quality passenger transport service in the northern Baltic Sea region and in hotels in Hungary, such as Kolping Hotel and Hotel Europa Fit in Hévíz.

Directing in Helsinki and Budapest

Directed ESCAPE TRAIN, 13-hour and 1000km long immersive theatre show set on a speeding train through Finland for VR, the Finnish National Railways, produced by TBWA, in collaboration with Nordisk Film based on the 20th Century Fox movie Murder On The Orient Express and all of this was live-streamed by DNA, the leading Finnish broadcasting company.

The show got rewarded by Eurobest in the category of Best Entertainment and Media. 

The director Agnes Kaszas was also invited as a main speaker to the world’s biggest immersive game experience conference, Up The Game to talk about creating the show

Directed Destination Unknown, an art & technology show with immersive theatre at various art openings and festivals, such as Slush Festival, University of Helsinki, Sideways Festival

Directed Curious Case Of The Five Star Hotel, a site-specific, immersive show at various art openings and company events

Directed Hack On Deck, IOP Games, an interactive short film, a digital adventure game

Directed Mission: Planet Blue, IOP Games, an interactive short film, a digital adventure game

Directed Those Who Remain Awake, IOP Games, an interactive short film, a digital adventure game

Directed Magical Forest, IOP Games, an interactive short film, a digital adventure game

Freelance acting in Helsinki

Board member of Post Theatre Collective

Kuskit (Drivers), European Theatre Collective, Director: David Kozma at Mad House

Greetings from Zoongary, Zooropia, European Theatre Collective, Director: David Kozma at Mad House

Finphonia Emigrantica, European Theatre Collective, director: David Kozma at Stoa and Caisa

Gasheart by Tristan Tzara, R.E.A.D. Festival, director: David Kozma at Madhouse

Sofi Oksanen-Norma's new novel launch party, by The Itty-Bitty Tease Cabaret  -burlesque at Aleksanterin Teatteri

Celebration of STEREOtypes, a crazy cabaret series created and hosted by Agnes Kaszas and Lidia Bäck at Korjaamo and Vuotalo

Helsinki Burlesque Festival 2015 and 2016

Vanhempainrakkaus/Rakkaus ja Laki, YLE Tv, director: Juha Lehtola

There is a light that never goes out, radio play, director: Johannes Ekholm at Galleri Sinne

Co-founder, Art Director and entrepreneur in Helsinki

 

Co-founded, designed and directed InsideOut Escape Games, the very first room escape company in Finland

 

Created, opened and ran 16 immersive escape rooms in 4 locations

Built an escape game in Lapland at Hotel Kuerkievari

 

and many immersive events creation

Education and teaching in Helsinki

Interkult Kassandra Association -theatre workshops on diversity and interculturalism

InsideOut Productions -corporate team building workshops based on gamification tools

Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences -guest teacher on concept developing strategies

Veikkaus, the Finnish National Betting Agency -educational escape game concept creation

International Solidarity Foundation, Last Drop - educational game concept about global warming for Finnish schools

OAJ -a series of customised gamification experiences for the Finnish Ministry of Education

UP THE GAME -speaker at the Up The Game conference in the Netherlands about making and directing the Escape Train show

Concepts and producing in Helsinki

 

Diana Pop Up Art House Blaue Frau, a feministic  and norm critical cultural center -founding member, cultural bar founder, and curator

STAND UP! one-woman show on identity and immigration -concept, producer, actor.

The show was invited to Koko Teatteri-Rooli Festival, InterKult Kassandra festival, and Youth Against Racism Festival

Balkan Bitch music video on prejudice -concept, actor, and producer

Women In Society, Tribute to Cindy Sherman photo exhibition - concept, actor, and producer

Hungo Band, Hungarian tango hits in a new form -concept, singer, and producer

Dj Agitator- Dj performance at various events, like Hangö Teaterträff

Freelance acting in Helsinki

Some of the productions:

Aniara by Harri Martinson, Teater 90, director: Aleksis Meaney at Kaapelitehdas. The performance was selected as part of the Finnish Theatre Museum's exhibition "Theatre in the 2000"

Paratiisi by Jussi Moila, Teatteri Nirvana, director: Sini Pesonen, at Teatteri Takomo.

The show was selected for Tampere Theatre Summer Festival and Stage Festival in 2011.

In addition, the show received a special mention at the Thalia Gala as the best show of 2011

Eden by Mark Twain, Teater 90, director: Aleksis Meaney at Forumbox. The show was selected both for Thalia Gala and Tampere Theatre Summer Festival in 2013

Onneli Ja Anneli, director: Lija Fischer at Helsingin Kaupungin Teatteri

Workshop in New York jointly organized by Circus Maximus & Hoi Polloi (USA) theatres

Producer and actor in Fin-Hun productions in Budapest

 

Bunnygirl by Saara Turunen, director: Aleksis Meaney at Sirály Theatre, The show was selected for Vidor Festival

 

Knives Cut The Air by Jussi Moila, director: Aleksis Meaney at Fogasház

Moved to Helsinki, Finland

Freelance acting in Budapest

 

Some of the productions:

Handiwork by Elfriede Jelinek a PanoDrama Production at Trafo

Chaos by Mika Myllyaho, a K.V. Company and PanoDrama Production, director: Aleksis Meaney at the Hungarian National Theatre

Tunnel by Felhofi-Kis László

Füszermadár by Szabó T. Anna, director: Felhofi-Kis László at Budaörsi Latinovits Theatre

Member of K.V. Company in Budapest

 

Some of the productions:

Bathroom written and directed by Zsuzsa Száger and Krisztina Urbanovits at Thalia Theatre

Appeal written and directed by Zsuzsa Száger and Krisztina Urbanovits at Mu Theatre

University of Kaposvár

Bachelor of Arts: Theatre and Performance

Member of Csiky Gergely Theatre, Kaposvár

 

Some of the productions:

Only A Nail by János Mohácsi. The show was invited to visit the Hungarian National Theatre and the POSZT Festival and won several important awards

Uncle Ványa by András Jeles 

The Good Person Of Szechwan by Kati Lázar

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