Onko taiteellisesti kunnianhimoiselle teatterille tilaa Suomen ammattiteattereissa vuonna 2018?

Tästä olen keskustelemassa Suomen Teatteriohjaajat ja Dramaturgit ry:n ja Teatterikorkeakoulun alumnit ry:n järjestämässä seminaarissa ohjaajien Hanna Kirjavainen, Piia Peltola ja Eino Saari kanssa Kansallisteatterin Lavaklubilla ma 19.3. klo 18-21. Pääpuhujana ohjaajalegenda Ralf Långbacka, keskustelun moderaattorina Teatterikorkeakoulun dekaani Maarit Ruikka. Vapaa pääsy. Lisäinfoa täältä. Tervetuloa!

pic: Jani Pulkka

pic: Jani Pulkka

Where and how is artistically ambitious theatre possible in Finland and to what degree?

With three other director collegues I’m discussing the state of artistically ambitous theatre in Finland today in a seminar taking place in Finnish National Theatre’s Lavaklubi on Monday March 19 at 6pm-9pm. The key note speaker is the director legend Ralf Långbacka and the discussion is moderated by the Dean of Theatre Academy, Maarit Ruikka. The discussion is in Finnish.

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Esitys 3/2016 is TOPICAL


Once a well known Finnish journalist claimed that Esitys is a fantastic magazine except that it’s never up to date. For example by the time an issue is published the performances reviewed are long gone, she meant. In the forthcoming issue 3/2016 we are going to tackle this fact. The theme is topicality. The editorial staff is writing and editing the next issue – plus doing the graphic design – in seven days, starting tomorrow and ending September 20th. Magazine will be out of the press by the beginning of October.

You can follow the construction of the issue during the following week. Text drafts, reports, performance reviews and photos are being published in real time in Esitys Facebook page, Esitys web page and Reality Research Centre Instagram (#esityslehti).

I’ll be reporting from two theatre productions under the wire; Juha Jokela‘s new play Sumu in National Theatre and Meidän Luokka by Tadeusz Słobodzianek in Espoo City Theatre.

Chief Editor of The Topical Issue 3/2016 is Pilvi Porkola.


Louna-Tuuli Luukka, Tuomas Laitinen, Janne Saarakkala and Pilvi Porkola in editorial staff meeting on Monday Sept 12th. Photo by Aino Graphic Design


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