Kuolema korjaa univelat

Original name Kuolema korjaa univelat
Kirjoittajat Minna Puolanto
Original language Finnish
Premiere year 2010
Theater KokoTeatteri
Keywords Drama, Monodrama

Performances abroad

United Solo -festival, New York, 2014
WoMan Stage -festival, Tiberias, Israel, 2013
Monomaffia Festival, Pärnu, Estonia, 2013
Monobaltija Festival, Kaunas, Lithuania 2012


SLEEPING IS FOR THE DEAD is a tragicomedy of a mom who is needed by her three little children and her husband day and night and never sleeps.

The monologue is about a day in her life. Her exhaustion is full of comedy. Her husband Jaska does his best to support her, but she is unable to accept help from anyone. Despite her exhaustion she wants to take care of everything and keeps on going.

Dungarees, emotions, diapers, times of day and thoughts lose their shape. How is it possible to know it’s Tuesday? Why does the husband get angry, when you put a pacifier in his mouth? How can you remember, whose turn it is to push the button of the elevator today? And what should you do, when you have poured water into the microwave oven's ventilation system?

“Mom loves you all more than anything!”

The performance is physical theatre and includes lots of dance, mime and other physical expression which supports the text. The live music expressing her inside world, other members of the family and the situations in which she finds herself plays also an important role.


Language English (American)
Translation name Sleeping is for the Dead
Translators Kristian London
Copies available Minna Puolanto, mpuolanto(a)gmail.com