Petri Tuhkanen awarded in Estonia
Studio Total’s artistic director, lighting and video designer Petri Tuhkanen (b. 1980) was awarded in Estonia. Tuhkanen received the Artist Prize (Kunstnikuauhind) awarded by the Estonian Theatre Union for the lightning and video design for Crime and Punishment (Kuritöö ja karistus) directed by Ene-Liis Semper and Tiit Ojasoo. The Prize was awarded at a gala event broadcast by the ERR – Estonian Public Broadcasting Company on the World Theatre Day, March 27th 2021.
Survivors – a new production
In December 2020 we started stage rehearsals in Denmark for a new creation Survivors. During this spring we have worked on the piece in Copenhagen and Århus where we visited the Bora Bora residence in April. Survivors is stage creation for two actors produced by the Finnish-Danish Location X. In the production Anna Lipponen performs and is also the author of the text combined with the movement language created by choreographer Taneli Törmä. The scenography is designed by Petri Tuhkanen.
Survivors will be premiered in Copenhagen at Teater Får 302 on October 5th 2021. Later in autumn the piece will be shown also in Odense at Dynamo theatre. Studio Total produces the show to Finland in spring 2022.
Studio Total is a Helsinki based independent theatre group. Its artistic directors are actor-director Anna Lipponen and lighting designer Petri Tuhkanen. Studio Total is based in Helsinki, but the group works anywhere in Europe where its performances are seen and made. Studio Total has operated under the name Theater Jalostamo2 until September 2020, which was established in 2012. Since 2018 the group has focused on international collaborations.