theatre

2017
JANNE KATAJAN RIIHIMÄKI (JANNE KATAJA’S RIIHIMÄKI)
Director. Documentary theatre piece about the city of Riihimäki written by Taija Helminen. Riihimäen Teatteri -> arvio
2013 – 2014
100 KESÄÄ 1000 YÖTÄ -revue (100 SUMMERS 1000 NIGHTS)
Director. Script by Titta Halinen. Contemporary stories from Seinäjoki accompanied with popular tunes of national treasure Paula Koivuniemi. Seinäjoki City Theatre -> trailer -> arvio
* a nominee for the best show/play of the year in QX Gay Gala of Finland 2014
2012 EI MAAR NY LOPPU LÖHÖILY! (STOP LOLLING ABOUT!)
Director. Script by Maria Kilpi. Documentary theatre piece about voluntary work in Turku. Reality Research Center / Turku City Theatre -> trailer -> assistentin blogi -> arvio
2011 KULTALAMPI (ON GOLDEN POND)
Director. Script by Ernest Thompson. Adaptation with Eila Maunu. Lappeenranta City Theatre -> arvio
2011 KAPTEENI VON VILLMANSTRANDIN HIUKEA PELLESEURUE ESITTÄÄ: PUNAHILKKA
Scriptwriter & Director with Taina Mäki-Iso. A clownery piece about Little Red Riding Hood. Lappeenranta City Theatre -> arvio
2010 SUURI HUMPPAMUSIKAALI (THE GREAT HUMPPA MUSICAL)
Scriptwriter & Director, Lappeenranta City Theatre -> arvio1 -> arvio2
2010 KNUT PITKÄJALKA
Director. Script by Sirkku Peltola. Lappeenranta City Theatre -> arvio
* Oulu Children’s Theatre Festival 2011
2009 KOLME SISARTA (THREE SISTERS)
Direction and Adaptation. Script by Anton Chekov. Lappeenranta City Theatre -> arvio1 -> arvio2 -> arvio3 -> arvio4 -> mediakohu
2008 RAKKAUDELLA, PORISTA (FROM PORI WITH LOVE)
Director. Script by Maria Kilpi. Documentary theatre piece about the city of Pori.
Reality Research Center / Rakastajat-teatteri -> arvio
* Tampere Theatre Festival, Finland, 2009
2006 VAINO (PERSECUTION)
Director. Script with Outi Condit and Laura Mannila. Devised court case. The Municipal Theatre of Turku & TEHDAS Teatteri -> arvio
2004 FOR THE LOVE OF BIG BROTHER
Director & Scriptwriter. An adaptation from George Orwell’s novel ”1984”.
Kiasma Theatre, Museum of Contemporary Art of Finland
2003-2004 LAHTI! ELI TOTUUS SUOMESTA (LAHTI! THE TRUTH ABOUT FINLAND)
Director. Script by Jari Juutinen. Documentary theatre piece about the city of Lahti.
Reality Research Center / Teatteri Vanha Juko
2003 JOENSUUN VOIMA (THE FORCE OF JOENSUU)
Director, Lyricist and Scriptwriter. Songs composed by Carlos Sedano. Documentary theatre piece about the city of Joensuu. Reality Research Center / Joensuu City Theatre
2001-2002 BOER – a lecture on the AIDS-situation in South Africa
Director, Producer and Scripwriter. A monologue performed by Lassi Alhorinne in various places and festivals in Finland.
2000 KARJALA TAKAISIN! (GIVE BACK OUR CARELIA!)
Director. Script by Markku Hoikkala. Live music by punk band No Shame. Student Theatre of Helsinki
2000 LÄHIÖSEIKKAILU 2001 (SUBURB ODYSSEY 2001)
Director, Dramaturge and Performer. Script by the working group. Choreography by Pia Karaspuro. A performance in three acts (I: the individual, II: the suburb, III: the mass of people) Performed in various suburbs in Helsinki. Student Theatre of Helsinki.
1999-2000 LENINGRADIN PIIRITYS (THE SIEGE OF LENINGRAD)
Director and Scriptwriter. An adaptation from the novel by Paavo Rintala. Choreography by Pia Karaspuro. Student Theatre of Helsinki.
* 15th Aniversary Festival of Panopticum Theatre in Lublin, Poland
* Solnzevorot’2000 Festival in St. Petersburg, Russia
1999 PÄHKINÄNSÄRKIJÄ (NUTCRACKER)
Director and Scripwriter. Student Theatre of Helsinki, Mustikkamaa out-door stage
1998-1999 CAPE TOWN
Director and Scriptwriter. A coming-out-of-the-closet play. Teatteri Pieni Suomi, Helsinki
* Children and Youth Theatre Festival, Oulu 1999
* Tampere Theatre Festival 1999
1998-1999 JOS JÄÄT KOTIIN TÄNÄ ILTANA (IF YOU STAY HOME TONIGHT)
Director and Lyricist. Songs composed by Outi Parkkila. Performed in various places and festivals in Finland.
1998 KARHUPUISTON KUUSIJUHLA (CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL OF BEAR PARK)
Director, Dramaturge and Performer. Devised Christmas festival. Kallio Theatre, Helsinki
1998 FRAGILE
Director. Script by Minna Jaakkola. Kuopio City Theatre, Kuopio
1997 KOLME TYTTÖÄ TAIVAANSINESSÄ (THREE GIRLS IN BLUE)
Director. Script by Ljudmila Petrusevskaja. Kotka City Theatre
1997 BE MY OBJECT TONIGHT – songs and stories of love
Director and Dramaturge. Performed by Ursula Salo in Theatre Academy of Finland and Tampere Theatre Festival
1996 WOW! KOLINA GOES KATE – Kate Bush operet
Director and Scriptwriter. Performed by Kolina Seppälä in Actors’ Department in University of Tampere & Theatre Academy of Finland
1996 ZOO STORY
Director. Script by Edward Albee. Theatre Academy of Finland / Actors’ Department of University of Tampere
1995 MARIA STUART
Director, Stage Designer and Adaptation. Script by Friedrich von Schiller. Theatre Academy of Finland, Helsinki