New Plays from Finland
Medusa's Room (2019)
Medusa’s Room is a contemporary drama that serves as a commentary on what it is to be a woman and what it is to grow up into a woman amidst our male normative culture. At its core, Medusa’s Room is a coming-of-age tale about Tyttö (Girl) and her experiences of sexual harassment, shame, submission and revenge during her formative years.
Tyttö’s story interweaves with those of Nainen (Woman), a character permanently engaged in an effort to fulfil the role of woman, Kana (Chicken) and Yksinäinen nainen (Lonely Woman), who has adopted the mythical guise of Medusa, as well as Virginia Woolf’s A room of one’s own (1929). Alongside the dialogue, the play’s narrative builds on strong visual imagery, where the realistic and the symbolic characters alike appear together, side by side.
Nordic Drama Corner Ltd
- Medusan huone (Finnish, original)
- Pokoj Meduzy (Czech)
- Medusa's Room (English (American))