Stage for the young

Multilingual and inclusive youth theatre

Scen för unga

The young have the most radical voices in our society. Our theatre develops courses around current topics with the help of professionals and offers a stage for young people’s voices.

AUTUMN 2021 WORKSHOPS

COMPREHENSIVE COURSE ON SPOKEN WORD AND CREATIVE WRITING FOR THE YOUNG

TIME: 18-19:30 ON MONDAYS
PLACE: UNGA TEATERN, LILLKLOBB
TUTOR: AURA NURMI

Come along on this inspiring and comprehensive spoken word and creative writing course. Spoken word is a poetry genre which combines elements of traditional poetry with rap and speech, with its main purpose in performing and sharing. Participants need no previous experience, as the approach to writing and performing is flexible and non-demanding. In the meetings we write together and read our texts in an encouraging and sensitive atmosphere, and get acquainted with the open mic culture. Participants have the opportunity to create a poetry video, a spoken word performance, or a compilation of poems, each according to their own wishes. We’ll also discuss performance and voice techniques, and controlling stage fright.

The course finale is our very own Poetry Club at the end of the autumn. Each participant also gets personal feedback for their writing and an overview into where to continue pursuing writing and performing. Participants are free to write and perform in the language/languages of their choice.

Aura Nurmi is an experienced teacher of stage poetry, an award-winning poet, and the founder of Open Mic for the Young. Aura Nurmi translates the poetry of the spoken word star Amanda Gorman into Finnish, and her passion is to find everyone a place in the Finnish poetry field.

Aura Nurmi

ROBOT ORCHESTRA

TIME: 4TH AND 11TH OCTOBER 17–20, 25TH OCTOBER 18–19.30
PLACE: UNGA TEATERN, LILLKLOBB
TUTOR: EEVI RUTANEN

In the Robot Orchestra we build robots that can be used to interpret texts created in the Spoken Word workshop. We combine recycled materials, electronics, and imagination into awe-inspiring robots, while exploring different modes of artistic expression. How can materials, movement, light, and sound be used to support and augment storytelling and performing? Perhaps you’d like to build yourself a performance partner or an accompanist? Or maybe you’d like to liven up your performance with interactive and mobile props? During the course we’ll get acquainted with the basics of electronics, learn to build simple electric circuits and mechanisms that help our robots come alive. The goal is to support active, experimental, and open-minded DIY spirit that inspires us to learn through artistic expression and hands-on building.

Eevi Rutanen is an artist, programmer, and teacher who works with visual arts, programming, and electronics. Eevi strives to promote inclusiveness and accessibility in the fields of natural sciences and technology by teaching them in a more approachable and inspiring ways.

Fill in the application form by the 20th of August!

You can also send your application by email to info@ungateatern.fi.

Notice that the number of participants on the course and workshop is limited.

The course starts on Monday 23 August 2021 at 6PM.

Information about the course and workshop:
Meri Anna Hulkkonen
0405443711