Co-production Theatre Academy and Q-Theatre
What was it about? – New trainee Jusu is coming to Q Theatre and she dreams to become an artist. Chance of a life time opens up for her when theatre’s regular actors refuse to come to perform the evening’s play. Jusu decides to take the impossible challenge of saving the evening’s play and she gets help from tired theatre technicians and dead mentor. Nothing stops the theatre machine!
What was important for me? – This musical was a wonderful and crazy production that we did as a group of aspiring artists who loves theatre from the bottom of our hearts. We made Finland’s biggest musical in Töölö’s smallest stage. I wanted to do both costume and set design because from the beginning I had intriguing ideas and visions. The set design started from an idea of a holy wooden stage to be in the center of everything and all the actions with this stage would be meaningful. We created four different visual worlds that represented different stages of illusion. From costumes point of view it was important to me that I fell in love with every character and this influenced my design decisions more than rational thinking. I loved to do this project because I trusted my intuition in many decisions and that gave me the sensation of flow. Henri's music was crazy good!
Costume and Set Designer - Riina Leea Nieminen
Director and Scriptwriter - Juho Mantere
Composer - Henri Lyysaari
Lighting Designer - Vilma Vantola
Sound Designer - Pekka Kiiliäinen
Actors - Joel Hirvonen, Lotta Kaihua, Pyry Kähkönen,
Miro Lopperi, Sonja Silvander, Anna-Sofia Tuominen and Nenna Tyni
Musicians - Aleksi Kaufmann, Juhana Kiiski and Henri Lyysaari
Makeup Artists - Essi Lammervo, Niina Kangas, Oona Kärkkäinen
Tia Kokljuschkin and Nicole Hjelt
Starring in the video - Elina Knihtilä, Tommi Korpela, Pirjo Lonka, Jussi Nikkilä and Laura Birn
Photographers - Mitro Härkönen and Riina Leea Nieminen