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Saara Turunen (b. 1981) is a Finnish playwright born in Eastern Finland. She has graduated from the Theatre Academy Helsinki. Turunen has also studied screenwriting. At the moment, she works as freelance playwright and theatre director in Helsinki and abroad.
Turunen is known for her straightforward and edgy style. She has a distinct, provocative approach to her subjects; feminity, sex and art. Her plays are both playful and aggressive, often related to the world of fairy tale and pop culture. Turunen uses language both to irritate and to charm. Her writing combines trivial verbal approach to clear poetic images.
Turunen's plays have been translated into 12 languages and they have been staged outside of Finland in Estonia, Hungary, Mexico, Spain and USA.
See also: Saara Turunen's official website