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Joint Artistic Director of Acttc
President of the Oxford University Experimental Theatre Club
Gina LandorBorn in Chicago of Italian and English descent, Gina read Classics at Oxford University where she was president of the Oxford University Experimental Theatre Club.After graduating she was invited to join the Oxford Playhouse Company. Gina has performed in repertory and touring theatre companies throughout the UK.During the Bosnian War, Gina devised a variety of performances in London and Ireland of work by writers from the Former Yugoslavia.As actor/manager of her ad-hoc troupe of actors, musicians, and artists from Sarajevo she initiated performance projects and events in collaboration with the Royal National Theatre, The Tricycle Theatre, Equity and the International Committee for Artists' Freedom to raise awareness and funds for actors in Bosnia, and travelled to Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia with theatre research grants from The British Council.It was at this time that she began collaborating with Sladjana Vujovic.During this period Gina also performed in and produced her own stage adaptation of 'Pericles and Aspasia' by her ancestor Walter Savage Landor.Gina is joint artistic director of acttc with Sladjana Vujovic.She plays Helen and Klytemnestra in ‘Men do not go to War over Women', which she adapted from Andrew Rissik's ‘Troy' trilogy.She has performed the piece in New Delhi, Rome, London, Swindon, Budva (Montenegro) and New York to huge critical acclaim.
Gina Landorjoint artistic director
Sladjana's press quotes
Gina Landor"Gina Landor is a tour de force, playing both characters brilliantly and with commanding stage presence.The full throttle emotional force and sexual power of Landor, an exceptional actress, demonstrates the fear of the authentic beauty.Tour de force" New York Arts Magazine "'Men do not go to War over Women' is a delight.Gina Landor carefully crafts the roles she plays, brings them to life and always leaves herself some place to go emotionally."Backstage, New York "Riveting ...excellent ...style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal">The Guardian, London "An awe inspiring performance.With impeccable characterization, Gina Landor's explosive portrayals, bursting with vitality and an astonishing percipience, reveal (Helen of Troy and Klytemnestra) to be as much done by as doing.For me, the pinnacle of the Festival."The Evening Advertiser, Swindon "A scintillating performance.As Helen, erotic love permeates the space; as Klytemnestra, a relentless outpouring of deep emotion, all tense sinew and muscle; as Helen in the third movement, a spiritual strength with a new awareness of beauty, love, god and honour."The Hindustan Times, New Delhi "Gina Landor was outstanding.Incarnating three different characters she changed personality with ease and rhythm.Every word was polished, weighted and perfected; her body movement an art form."The Asian Age, New Delhi "Gina Landor is mesmerising as she fills the stage with her characters' intimate dramas, against the backdrop of politics and war" The Public Voice, Montenegro THE DARLING FAMILY "In an excellent performance of rare charm, Gina Landor flits from witty pragmatist to defensive earth mother and combines vitality with vulnerability.Gina Landor is especially adept at moving, simply by the twitch of a shawl, from the Colonel's censorious wife to his impish grandson ...work."The Guardian THIS SIDE OF PARADISE "Gina Landor embodying the volatile, unstable Eleanor, gives a remarkable performance, switching on a luminous desirability."Time Out "Gina Landor gives an extraordinarily arresting performance with a unique quality and power through stillness."Time Out