New Plays from Finland
Laura Valkama (born 1986) is a playwright and dramaturg who has M.A.’s from both the University of Lapland and from the Helsinki Theatre Academy. Their works range from radio plays, dance, object theatre, pictures, and prose. Valkama’s most current fully staged and presented play, What Happened and Say Hello (Miten kävi ja terveisiä) premiered in 2017 in Theatre Takomo. The play deals with personal liability and the ways in which we create our own realities.
Valkama’s most recently written play, Säilötty matka (rough translation: Preserved journey) is a story about people whose time was cut short and their attempt to build anew from the remnants of the past: what should be done in this situation and why is it worth fighting for?