Constellations extra 22.-30.8.

Constellations IMG_2973 © Anna Aalto, Heasta


Tickets 27 / 19

A play by Nick Payne

Directed by Anna Veijalainen

Translation in to Finnish Sonja Sorvola

Cast Sami Saikkonen and Sonja Sorvola

Set designed by Alisha Davidow

Sound Juha Tuisku

Light Jere Kolehmainen


Premiere sat of March 2017

Constellations IMG_2960 © Anna Aalto, Heasta


Program spring 2016



KokoTeatteri program for spring 2016 includes 10 theatre pieces. Season is open from of january when Sad songs from the Heart of Europe has 1st show. This list is still waiting one performance infos on may/june.


Kristian Smeds: Sad Songs from the Heart of Europe


Spring 2016:

13.1. / 15.1. / 11.2. / 12.5. / 19.5. at 19:00


Actress: Liisa Sofia Pöntinen

Director: Jari Juutinen


Produced by: KokoTeatteri ja sadsongskomplex:fi

Agency: Näytelmäkulma / Nordic Drama Corner




Duha Elsayed & group: Prinssi joka katsoi mustaan lähteeseen (Prince who looked to the black spring)


January 2016:

19., 20., 23., 24., 25., 26.

performances at 18:00. Sat / Sun at 14:00.


Play Duha Elsayed & group

Director Helena Ryti

Music Antti Jaakkola


Produced by KokoTeatteri and Taiteen Sulattamo




Dario Fo: Padovalainen (Johan Padan and the Discovery of the Americas)


Premiere 5.2.2016

on february: 9./ 12./ 16./ 17./ 20./ 23./ 24.

on march: 2./ 4./ 8./ 11./ 12./ 16./ 18.

showtime 19:00


Play by Dario Fo: Johan Padan and the Discovery of the Americas

Finnish translation by: Daniel Katz ja Liisa Ryömä


Actor: Jarkko Pajunen

Director: Anna Veijalainen

Lightning designer: Jere Kolehmainen

Sound designer: Juha Tuisku

Costume designer: Sanja Kangas

Photos: Jaakko Vuorenmaa


Produced by: KokoTeatteri and Teatteri K09

Agency: Näytelmäkulma / Nordic Drama Corner




On Tour: Music of Juice

13.2. / 19.2.2016 at 19:00

Teatteri Kultsa


On Tour: Music of Laila Kinnunen by Ritva Sorvali

22.2.2016 at 19

Ritva Sorvali




Hannele Martikainen & group: Paluulento (Return flight)


premiere 25.2.2016. Only two public performances 25. – 26.2.2016 at 18:00


Actors: prisoners from Helsinki / Sörkka

Director: Hannele Martikainen

Choreographer: Ninu Lindfors

Music: Mikko Perkola

Set and costume designer: Riina Ahonen


Produces by: KokoTeatteri, Taittuu ry. and Helsinki Prison




Helena Kallio and the poets: Sydänten talossa (In the House of Hearts)


17.3. / 22.3. / 23.3. at 19:00

Actress: Ella Pyhältö

Dramaturg and director: Helena Kallio


Produced by: KokoTeatteri and Helena Kallio & group




Minna Puolanto: Tora ja sopu (Fight and Harmony)


premiere 13.4.2016.2016

April: 19./ 27./ 29.

May: 3./ 4./ 6./ 10./ 11./ 13./ 17./ 18./ 20./ 24./ 25.

Showtime 19:00


Play / Director / Choregrapher Minna Puolanto

Set and costume designer Paula Koivunen

Sound designer Juha Tuisku

LIght designer Jere Kolehmainen


Actors Katja Joutsijoki, Riku Korhonen, Helmi-Leena Nummela, Anna Veijalainen, Aaro Wichmann and Birgitta Taussi (student)


Produced by KokoTeatteri and Minna Puolanto & group




Sussa Lavonen: Mestari Astor (Astor the Master)


premiere 22.4.2016

performances 22.-26.4.

showtime 19:00


Actor: Timo Torikka

Play / Director: Sussa Lavonen

Conductor: Kristina Kuusisto


Mestari Quintet:

Mihkel Järvi, piano

Miina Järvi, violin

Mari Mäntylä, decacorde

Tarmo Anttila, bass

Kristina Kuusisto, bandonéon



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In KokoTeatteri´s autumn program Sad songs from the heart of Europe



Director Jari Juutinen will bring his version of Sad songs from the heart of Europe to KokoTeatteri´s program autumn 2015. In role´s awarded Liisa-Sofia Pöntinen. Sad songs from the heart of Europe is written by Kristian Smeds.

KokoTheatres Program Autumn 2015



Program for autumn 2015 has two premieres. We open with Brittish new drama   it felt empty when the heart went at first but it is alright now written by Lucy Kirkwood.

Second premiere will be a co-production with the masters of contemporary dance in Finland: choreographer Arja Raatikainen and dancer Katri Soinin. Their new piece is called Leikin alku (free translation: Startingame).


it felt empty when the heart went at first but it is alright now

Translated and directed by  Anna Veijalainen. Set Aili Ojalo. Sound Juha Tuisku. Costume Sanja Kangas. Special props Sanna Sucksdorff. Light Jere Kolehmainen. Fotos Jaakko Vuorenmaa.

Dijana: Anna Andersson

Gloria: Blessing Osemwegie


A story about a smart and sassy young woman led into a life of prostitution in a foreign city far from home. Luck Kirkwood’s drama takes the reader on a luminous journey that explores the life of Dijana Polančec: professional romantic, eternal optimist and accidental prostitute.


Performance will take place in three different venues in side KokoTheatre. Limited amount of seats. Play is made in to finnish language, also we use russian language and nigerian edo. Out co-operative partner is Pro-Tukipiste Finland.


premiere 9.9.2015 showtime 19

Other performances:

september: 12 / 15 / 18 / 23 / 25.

october: 2 / 7 / 9  / 14 / 21 / 30 / 31.

november: 4 / 6 / 10 / 11 / 18 / 21 / 24 / 27.

december: 2 / 4 / 9 / 11. Showtime 19.




Leikin alku

Choreographer Arja Raatikainen. Dancer Katri Soini. Lighting designer Pekka Pitkänen. Sound designer: Janne Hast. Skenographer: Alisha Davidow.

Produced by: Arja Raatikainen & Co

Dance Katri Soini


Arja Raatikainen’s and Katri Soini’s friendship and professional collaboration has lasted for over 30 years, since 1983 when Arja and Katri both started as students at the Theatre Academy in Helsinki.

To celebrate Katri’s 50th anniversary this autumn, she requested choreography from Arja. They have started working on the piece Startplay in November 2014. This solo will be their 10th work together.

In this new work Katri will be bubbly, vibrant and sentient. Through silent exercises she travels from inside her body towards the outside. “Let’s see where this path takes us”, contemplates Arja.


Final Rehersal 16.9.2015

Premiere 17.9.2015

Other performances: 19.9., 22.9., 24.9., 29.9., 1.10., 3.10.

Showtime 19.




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Spring 2015



KokoTeatteri starts 2015 with Irish based Nancy Harris play Our New Girl (Tyttö tulossa). It is a contemporary drama about modern parenthood. The play had its world premiere in London at Bush Theatre 2012 and in Atlantic Theatre at New York City 2013. Finnish speaking premiere will be february 6th 2015 and it is translated by director Anna Veijalainen.

Our New Girl cast in Helsinki will be:

Katja Joutsijoki as Hazel

Nelly Hristova as Annie

Sesa Lehto as Richard

Eetu Alppi / Miku Yli-Tepsa as Daniel


Artistic group of KokoTeatteri:

Anna Veijalainen, director / translator / producer

Jenni Juurinen, set designer

Sanja Kangas, costume designer

Jere Kolehmainen, lightning designed

Juha Tuisku, sound designer


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Next premieres:

Gian Carlo Menotti: Two Times Short Opera (Puhelin and Vanha piika ja varas), premiere March 14th 2015.

Okko Leo: Maailma luottaa meihin, premiere April 8th 2015.