Arne is a Winnipeg based director and actor. Saskatchewan-born and Edmonton-bred, he moved to Winnipeg in 1991. Arne is a founding member of SIR. He has directed Head, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Tempest, Much Ado About Nothing, and Macbeth for the company. As an actor, he has played the roles of Hamlet, Malvolio, Richard 3, Mercutio, and many others.
Arne has worked as an actor and director extensively in Winnipeg. He is curator of Nuna (now) – an Iceland-Canada Arts Convergence. He runs Inside Edge, a film production company,with fellow Ensemble member Andrew Cecon. Arne also teaches drama at the Prairie Theatre Exchange School, where, among other classes, he has directed the Young Company for many years.
Arne’s favourite theatrical experiences were Candy From A Baby and Molotov Circus, the shows he did with his partner Deb Patterson and their kids Gislina and Solmund.