New Plays from Finland
Lauri Maijala, born 1986, is a Finnish theatre director who is about to complete his Master's degree at the Finnish Theatre Academy. He has also written several plays, such as Mannerheim – or naught to do with your children (Rujo Theatre, 2010), The Plastic-dude or the Apparition of John the Veteran (Vanha Juko Theatre, 2011) and Where Once We Skinned (Viirus Theatre, 2013).
Maijala, who has quickly become a prominent name in Finnish culture has a unique and unapologetic way of making theatre. He turns the accepted norms on their heads and does not spare society in his statements. Maijala often uses the classics as a canvas, bringing their themes into the present day.
Lauri Maijala is an Artistic Director at KOM Theatre in Helsinki as a duet with Juho Milonoff, an actor in KOM Theatre.