Heiki Riipinen

Heiki Riipinen (1990) holds a BA in Acting from Norwegian Theatre Academy (2015), and a MA in Directing from The National Danish School of Performing Arts (2023).

Heiki works with theatre as a expaned practice, fluctuating between roles such as director, performer, costume designer, educator and drag queen. He makes use of the theatre as a space to meet, where challanges of co-existence is the central drama, and the notion of togetherness the aesthetic experience.

His work has been presented at stages such as Münchner Kammerspiele (DE), Thalia Theater (DE) Oslo Nye Teater (NO), and at festivals like Copenhagen Stage (DK) and GogolFest (UKR).

As a member of the collective by Proxy has been the artistic director of Teater Momentum (DK) and house-artist at Teater Freiburg (DE).

Heiki also works with other collectives such as Building Conversation (HOL), Ariel Efraim Ashbel and Friends (DE). For several years he have collaborated with Grenland Friteater (NO) where he participated in projects like "Stedsans" (2010, 2018, 2021), and played the lead in shows like "KAOS" (2007) and "Verdas Søtaste Turist" (2017).

Paralell to WORX he is the city Artist-in-Residence in Skien, Norway.