About Us

HIT-Cph is an extended platform for international and English language performing arts, cultural activities and cultural exchanges, promoting diverse artistic interpretations, brave ideas and multicultural dynamics. HIT-Cph presents international theatre that is unique, daring and engaging. Our performances are primarily in English.

How it all began

HIT-Cph is a project of Down the Rabbit Hole Theatre (DTRH), which was started in 2015 by Jeremy M. Thomas, Vanessa Poole and Jens Blegaa. DTRH’s first production was Elsie and Norm’s MacBeth performed at the site-specific venue A Touch of Vintage (2015), and afterwards produced Venus in Fur in 2016.
DTRH has since collaborated with other organizations and performance venues to present up to 6 shows a year and a yearly international festival.
HIT-Cph is the newest platform for continued presentation of English-language productions in Copenhagen.

Down The Rabbit Hole has received funding from : 

  • Statens Kunstfond
  • A. P. Møller Foundation
  • Nordic Culture Foundation
  • Consul Jorck Foundation
  • Nordea Fund
  • Oticon Fund
  • Slots- og Kulturstyrelsen
  • Municipality of Copenhagen

The Team

FOUNDER & Artistic Director

Jeremy M. Thomas

Jeremy is a freelance stage director and member of the Danish Directors Union, with a Master of Fine Arts in Directing from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and over 10 years professional directorial experience, working primarily in Copenhagen, Denmark. He is a collaborative leader, with a strong sense for language and his artistic work focuses on re-imagining text-based theatre through experimentation and new play development through a unique concept of creative co-creation. His most notable work is The Shy Manifesto (2020), The Clean House (2019) and Old Times (2020.)
He also has a love for poetry and play development in the Spoken Word genre, where he developed Teater Ord/Blindt (Word/Blind) together with Rasmus Rhode.

www.jmthomaspoulsen.com

PR & Communication

Dina Rosenmeier

Danish actress Dina Rosenmeier is trained at the Sa Nau Teatro School in Spain, The Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in New York, Larry Moss Studio and Stella Adler in Los Angeles. She is a dedicated volunteer children’s rights activist and works internationally in theatre, film and television. Some of her credits include Criminal Minds (television), The WriterFuelReality Check (film), Miss JulieBateau Lavoir de PicassoHedda GablerThe StrongerNo Exit -Reloaded, Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike, Old Times. (theatre).

Resident Sound Designer

Karl Heding

Karl Heding is a Brazilian-born composer and sound artist currently living in Copenhagen, Denmark. His main focus lies with the performance of sound and music, as well as the ways we interact with sound and music as listeners. Manifested often through music of an electronic and experimental nature, he uses programming environments to design his own systems for sound generation and processing for interaction, performance and audience participation. Karl currently works as a sound designer for theatre and has composed, performed and exhibited works for exhibitions throughout Denmark. www.karlheding.sonicakt.dk

STAGE MANAGER

Lakeisha Salto

Lakeisha Wenonah Salto is a French, Danish, Scottish Actress and Stage Manager who was classically trained at LAMDA (London) and has for the last three years been working as a Stage Manager across multiple theatres in Denmark.

RESIDENT LIGHT DESIGNER

Igor Halicki

Igor Halicki is a Polish-born visual artist and MSc. Lighting Designer working in Copenhagen. In his works he merges nature-inspired lighting with digitally processed images to create ever-changing compositions and enhance atmosphere of the space. https://www.igorhalicki.com/

School Liaison

Joan M. Bentsen

Joan is a dual Danish-American citizen who holds a B.A. in Theater Studies from Wellesley College. She acted in Shakespeare productions and more in the USA before moving to Denmark, where her credits include: acting and puppeteering for 10 years at Jytte Abildstroms Teater, assistant puppeteer for DSBs Harry commercials, on television as Aelling in DR’s Bamses Billedbog including Bamses Julerejse and on film in Lone Scherfigs The Kindness of Strangers (2020). Joan has done extensive voice-over work in a variety of British and American accents. She was certified as a Danish Sign Language interpreter in 2004. Joan has worked with Jeremy M. Thomas on his theatrical productions since 2019.

Founding Company Members

Vanessa Poole

Vanessa is a British actress and voiceover artist, who started working professionally at the age of 8. She is now based in Malmö, Sweden, where she is one of the founding and board members of Playmate Theatre Malmö. She has appeared previously for ITM in Vaclav Havels Unveiling, playing Vera (2011); Strindbergs The Stronger playing Madam X (2012/13); as Harper in Caryl Churchills Far Away (2014) and in David Mamets The Shawl playing Miss A (2015). Vanessa is a member of Teaterförbundet/ the Swedish Union for Performing Arts and Film and Spotlight Casting UK. For Down the Rabbit Hole Vanessa successfully played the female lead in Elsie and Norms MacBeth (2016),  joint lead in Lovers, Authors and Other Strangers (2017), and Vanda in Venus in Fur (2018) in Malmö and Copenhagen.  She won critical acclaim as Sonia in Vania and Sonia and Masha and Spike (2018)  and as Virginia in  The Clean House (2019).

Jens Blegaa

Jens is a Danish actor who has worked in theatre, film, and television since 1992. On stage his many roles include George Gershwin in Barry McKenna’s musical about the Gershwin brothers ’S Wonderful (2004), the title role in Ronald Harwood’s The Dresser (1999), and Henry Higgins in Pygmalion (2015). Jens has also directed a number of plays for the Copenhagen Theatre Circle, including Pride & Prejudice (2018), which was nominated for CPHCULTURE’s Best Adaptation of a Classic award. Among his screen credits are appearances in the Danish movies Reconstruction, Manden bag Døren, and the award winning independent horror movie Victim of Love, as well as appearances in the TV series Klovn and Herrens Veje. For Down the Rabbit Hole and HIT he has performed in Elsie and Norm’s Macbeth (2016), Sex and Betrayal – Between the Sheets (2017), Lovers Authors and Other Strangers (2017), Venus in Fur (2018), and The Clean House (2019).

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If you are interested in interning with us, please contact: www.hitcph.dk