theatre

2022
VITSI MITKÄ KISSANPÄIVÄT!
Director. Script with Miko Kivinen. Talk Show on Stage. Rakastajat-teatteri, Pori. -> arvio1 ->
2018
ROUVA STROGANOVA
Director. Adaptation from Zinaida Dolgova’s play Frau Berger by Lija Fischer. Joensuu City Theatre -> arvio1-> arvio2 -> arvio3
2018 –
MEDEIA: KLOVNIN RAIVONHALLINTAOPAS /
MEDEA: CLOWNISH RAGE MANAGEMENT

Codirector in Taina Mäki-Iso’s clown solo, Kanneltalo, Helsinki -> video presentation -> arvio1 -> arvio2 -> arvio3 -> arvio4
* Lumous – contemporary circus festival 2018
* Jyväskylä Festival 2019
2018 – 2019
TULPPAANIKUPLA – pörssiromahdus ja rahan synty /
TULPANBUBBLAN – börskraschen och pengarnas uppkomst
(TULIP BUBBLE – stock market crash and the origins of money)

Scriptwriter & Director. TOTEM-theatre -> arvio1 -> arvio2
* Hangö Teaterträff festival 2019
2017
JANNE KATAJAN RIIHIMÄKI (JANNE KATAJA’S RIIHIMÄKI)
Director. Documentary theatre piece about the city of Riihimäki written by Taija Helminen. Riihimäen Teatteri -> arvio1 -> arvio2 -> arvio3 -> podcast -> haastattelu -> artikkeli+video preview -> artikkeli2 -> essee
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
2012EI 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
2011KULTALAMPI (ON GOLDEN POND)
Director. Script by Ernest Thompson. Adaptation with Eila Maunu. Lappeenranta City Theatre -> arvio
2011KAPTEENI VON VILLMANSTRANDIN HIUKEA PELLESEURUE ESITTÄÄ: PUNAHILKKA
Scriptwriter & Director with Taina Mäki-Iso. A clownery piece about Little Red Riding Hood. Lappeenranta City Theatre -> arvio
2010SUURI HUMPPAMUSIKAALI (THE GREAT HUMPPA MUSICAL)
Scriptwriter & Director, Lappeenranta City Theatre -> arvio1 -> arvio2
2010KNUT PITKÄJALKA
Director. Script by Sirkku Peltola. Lappeenranta City Theatre -> arvio
* Oulu Children’s Theatre Festival 2011
2009KOLME SISARTA (THREE SISTERS)
Direction and Adaptation. Script by Anton Chekov. Lappeenranta City Theatre -> arvio1 -> arvio2 -> arvio3 -> arvio4 -> mediakohu
2008RAKKAUDELLA, 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
2006VAINO (PERSECUTION)
Director. Script with Outi Condit and Laura Mannila. Devised court case. The Municipal Theatre of Turku & TEHDAS Teatteri -> arvio
2004FOR THE LOVE OF BIG BROTHER
Director & Scriptwriter. An adaptation from George Orwell’s novel ”1984”. Kiasma Theatre, Museum of Contemporary Art of Finland
2003-2004LAHTI! 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
2003JOENSUUN 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
2001-2002BOER – 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.
2000KARJALA TAKAISIN! (GIVE BACK OUR CARELIA!)
Director. Script by Markku Hoikkala. Live music by punk band No Shame. Student Theatre of Helsinki
2000LÄHIÖSEIKKAILU 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.
1999-2000LENINGRADIN 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
1999PÄHKINÄNSÄRKIJÄ (NUTCRACKER)
Director and Scripwriter. Student Theatre of Helsinki, Mustikkamaa out-door stage
1998-1999CAPE 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
1998-1999JOS 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.
1998KARHUPUISTON KUUSIJUHLA (CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL OF BEAR PARK)
Director, Dramaturge and Performer. Devised Christmas festival. Kallio Theatre, Helsinki
1998FRAGILE
Director. Script by Minna Jaakkola. Kuopio City Theatre, Kuopio
1997KOLME TYTTÖÄ TAIVAANSINESSÄ (THREE GIRLS IN BLUE)
Director. Script by Ljudmila Petrusevskaja. Kotka City Theatre
1997BE MY OBJECT TONIGHT – songs and stories of love
Director and Dramaturge. Performed by Ursula Salo in Theatre Academy of Finland and Tampere Theatre Festival
1996WOW! KOLINA GOES KATE – Kate Bush operet
Director and Scriptwriter. Performed by Kolina Seppälä in Actors’ Department in University of Tampere & Theatre Academy of Finland
1996ZOO STORY
Director. Script by Edward Albee. Theatre Academy of Finland / Actors’ Department of University of Tampere
1995MARIA STUART
Director, Stage Designer and Adaptation. Script by Friedrich von Schiller. Theatre Academy of Finland, Helsinki