At the Universum Theatre you will have the unique possibility to experience… The Iraqi Panther- Hunter meets the Finnish-Bolivian Gringo, the best Yugoslavian pop-music, the Bollywood diary, Pakistani communist street theatre style agitation and many other inspiring and unlikely numbers in this heartwarming event.
I’m So Here is a series of three performances whose main themes are the individual and cultural identity from the perspective of the newcomer. The texts of the performances are based on the life stories of the working group.
In this strange place I ended up in…
Do I look the same?
Do I feel the same?
Do I think the same?
Do I act the same?
Is this still me?
The 20 person diverse Story Sharing Universum group has worked together since 2015 and wants to promote meaningful and inclusive human contact through storytelling and stage-art.
About Story Sharing Universum
The Story Sharing Universum project wants to promote the meeting between people from all over the world, with diverse backgrounds and realities. The project started at the Theatre House Universum in Helsinki and aims to reduce prejudice, fear and racism and to promote equality, tolerance and inclusion through stage art and storytelling. In the year 2014 we created the participartory theater performance Under The Same Roof and developed the Story Sharing Café -concept . Our multicultural working group of ca 20 people from all parts of the world have organized numerous Story Sharing Café performances and storytelling workshops in cooperation with many partners all around Finland. In 2017, we were awarded the title Theater Achievement of the Year by the Finnish Theater Center and in 2018 we received the Stina Krook Foundation’s award for our work. The producers and directors of this project are professional theatre and storytelling artists Max Bremer, Markus Luukkonen and Åsa Nybo.
Feedback from the audience
“Thank you so much for sharing your pain and happiness, it’s so important and I was so moved to see your moments in the spotlight, bringing a piece of your past and home on the stage. Everyone should see this and hear your voices.”
“Thank you. Powerful.”
“Kiitos oli hieno ja vaikuttava”
“Vaikuttava, impressie, hauska, funny!”
“Tack det var underbart!”