Stephen Rappaport is an actor, director, singer-songwriter, solo theater performer, playwright, and teacher. He received his initial theater training in 1972, at the Institute for Scenkonst, Sweden, under the direction of Ingemar Lindh, a colleague of Jerzy Grotowski. He has also studied extensively with Rob Reece (Method), Ernesto Sanchez (Mime Master), and Larry Moss (Stella Adler).
His monodramas, JONES, THE BIRD, THE CHOCOLATE QUARRY, CHIGGERS, THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING and THE STEPHEN RAPPAPORT BAND, have toured internationally with critical acclaim.
As film and television actor, he has had starring and guest-starring roles in BÄCKSTRÖM, WE GOT THIS, NELLY RAPP, SHOP EAT DIE, MODUS, BECK (I Stormens Öga), THE HUNDRED CODE, STAR TREK VOYAGER, ARNE DAHL, WELCOME TO SWEDEN, BIBLICAL PROPORTIONS, ROSENBURG, GUSTAFSSON 3TR, ER (CITY AKUTEN), NYPD BLUE, BROOKLYN SOUTH, THE COMMISSION, ELSA’S VÄRLD, HANDS THAT SEE, ...AND GOD SPOKE, among others.
He has directed and collaborated on the development of numerous new theater works, including, WOUNDED ANIMALS, the Angela Wands Show, SATANS DEMOKRATI and SHOP EAT DIE directed by Jimmy Meurling, GLITCH, (Johan Wellton) , PÅ ANDRA SIDAN SWEDE HOLLOW, (Malin Foxdal), SKUGGSYSKON (Gunilla Boethius) ONES A COMPANY TWO'S A CROWD and BITS OF BOB'S LIFE (Philippe Blanchard), LYNN (Charlotta Öfverholm), ABSTRAKT RAP (Johannes Anyuru), BABY DRAMA, (directed by Susan Osten), AUTODIDAKET I ENMANSAKT (Shima Niavarani), CHURCHILL VAR INTE HELLER KLOK, and ALLA HÄSTAR HEMMA (Ostrateatern, written by Gunilla Boethius), GIV AKT, ( Sandra Medina) MANLIGHET (by Frans Wiklund), LILY (Charlotta Overholm), HEJ ALLA DJÄVLAR (developed out of workshops with 10-year-olds), LILLE MANNEN (Mats Rosen), and FISSE OCH RIGORMORTUS PÅ VANILJGATAN (a collage of short stories), I CAN DO THIS, (Circus performance/ University of Dance and Circus), PROJECT JOB- A biblical debacle (with Fred Curchack) directed by Zbigniew Cyncutis from Grotowskis Polish Theater Lab.
Stephen Rappaport is also a veteran voice-over artist, having narrated the documentary HOMO SAPIENS 1900, five audiobooks (a series of fairy tales on Spotify), and radio spots for IKEA, MICROSOFT, and many more.
Stephen Rappaport leads his INTUITION IN ACTION (previously FINDING VOICE) workshop extensively at Colleges, Universities, businesses, and privately worldwide including, Cullberg Ballet, The Swedish Institute, Fantastic Studios (Spoon, Reach for Change), KaosPilots,(Denmark), Spotify, Dramatiska Institutet (DI), Danshögskolan Stockholm, Veryday design, Sveriges Radio P1, Gothenburg Opera Ballet, Stockholm, University College of Dance and Circus, Dance Coalition (Dansalliansen), Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts, The Actors Center (London), Backe Teatern, The Swedish National Theater (RIKs), Konstfack, Unga Klara, BSI Group, (Japan), SEB bank Danderyds Hospital, SIF Impro and Co. (Stockholm), Sandringham Secondary College (Melbourne), Sonoma State University University of Southern California, University of Saskatchewan, University of Alberta, The Northwest Playwright group in Seattle, The California Rehabilitation Centre in Norko, and privately for individuals, groups, and businesses.
2010 - present
2010 - present