New Plays from Finland
Veikko Nuutinen’s (b. 1981) plays are characterized by hidden, inexplicable threat. From beneath the protective layers of everyday life, something dark and incontrollable is gradually exposed.
Nuutinen finds the violence in words and gestures. He brings hidden meanings to the surface subtly yet incisively. At the same time, he depicts the current, media-saturated world without moralizing, while still posing tough moral questions. His plays compel those of us who are doing just fine, who consider ourselves progressive and open-minded, to face that side of ourselves and the world whose existence we don’t usually care to admit.