FUTURE IS PRESENT: NEW PLAYWRITING
10.00–13.00 Seminar hall (Hämeenpuisto 28 D, 4th floor)
This session is closed to the public / for Tampere Theatre Festival’s international guests only.
Session presents both merging and established playwrights and their new work to the international guests of Tampere Theatre Festival. They’ll hear E.L. Karhu, Pipsa Lonka, Marie Kajava, Laura Valkama, Iira Halttunen and Otto Sandqvist share their thinking. Afterwards there’s a more casual meeting between the writers and the guests. Organised in collaboration with Tampere Theatre Festival and TINFO Theatre Info Finland.
MARIE KAJAVA: FAMINE
13.00–15.00 Demoteatteri (Hämeenpuisto 28 D, 4th floor)
A reading performance of Kajava’s play by UNO in collaboration with Viirus and Riihimäki City Theatre, followed by a discussion with the writer.
More information below.
MARIE KAJAVA: FAMINE
16.30–18.00 Demoteatteri (Hämeenpuisto 28 D, 4th floor)
A reading performance of Kajava’s play by UNO in collaboration with Viirus and Riihimäki City Theatre.
Saturday morning session and performances are in English.
Saturday programme is free of charge, but a ticket is required to the reading performances.
Free tickets are handed out at the venue starting 15min before the performance.
You can pre-book your free ticket at Tampere Theatre Festival ticket office (Tullikamarin aukio 2, 2nd floor, tel. +358 3 223 1066)
Venue opens 15min before performances.
Marie Kajava: FAMINE
The interviewees arrive.
The interviewer and the interviewees introduce themselves before focusing their attention on the photograph.
The play takes place in complete darkness unless otherwise specified.
What do you see?
Famine focuses on hunger that affects people all over the world. The play is based on interviews, the material has been gathered through discussions, always between two people. An iconic photograph is viewed from different angles and the smallest details broaden to larger ethical questions while the interviewees reflect on what they see. In Famine the people speaking about hunger are an ornithologist, a former anorexic, an academic specialising in famine and a refuge, among others. The play circles around attempts to look and see hunger in its different forms.
Marie Kajava (b. 1980) is a playwright and a dramaturge graduated from Theatre Academy Helsinki. Kajava has written plays, scripts and different textual materials to performances as well as being a dramaturge in theatre and dance performances and documentary films. Kajava also does journalistic work relating to human rights, refuge and development issues.
ACTORS Maria Ahlroth, Martin Bahne, Iida Kuningas, Katja Peacock ja Oskar Pöysti
VOICE ON TAPE David Sandqvist
DIRECTOR Saana Lavaste
SOUND DESIGN Saija Raskulla
PLAY’S TRANSLATION TO ENGLISH Liisa Muinonen-Martin
PRODUCED BY UNO in collaboration with Viirus and Riihimäki City Theatre