New Plays from Finland
Iira Halttunen (b. 1993) is a playwright and dramaturge, who has finished MA in dramaturgy at the UniArts Helsinki Theatre Academy. The play Perfect is her artistic thesis project.
Currently, she is also working on a performance script about neo-Nazism and 1918 for the Kotka City Theatre as well as an Instagram-based drama series pilot for Finnish public radio. In earlier plays, she has dealt with themes such as friendship between girls, adolescence, and alienation.
"Although others feel the time for it has passed, when it comes to plays I still believe in the story to some extent. I think that in order to succeed, a good play needs artists capable of reading and interpreting its roots instead of getting paralyzed and hung up at the first fork in the trunk. One of my cohort-mates said that the rhythm of Perfect is like the breathing of a lost orienteer."