Program

    List of Broadcasts

    Mine Nilay Productions ft Kloden Theatre "Blikk" ("The look")

    What happens when bullying is concealed? When someone looks at you in a bad way, giving you a dirty look again and again when no one sees them? What happens when things go too far and splits the group of friends? What happens if a video is leaked, and someone ends up hitting someone?

    Being subjected to "dirty looks" can be experienced as threatening, bullying and exclusionary and can quickly form the basis for larger conflicts. And when good girls become warriors with no inhibitions, the conflict can grow completely out of control...

    BLIKK is a performance for youth and young adults which brings dirty looks, bullying, girl gangs and violence to the stage. Only girls participate in this explosive and dramatic play that punches the audience right in the gut. 

    Through her work with genres such as street theatre, the Norwegian-Turkish director Mine Nilay Yalcin has been concerned with accessibility, diversity and representation in the performing arts.

    Performance is in English.

    In collaboration with Kloden theater and SPKRBOX

    Please note that the performance contains strong language and depictions of violence.

    Recommended age 13+


    Contributors

    Script, director, producer: Mine Nilay Yalcin

    Translated by Lise Lærdal Bryn 

    Costume design: Synne Reichelt Føreland 

    Dramaturgy: Christine Helland

     Lighting design: Clement Irbil

    Technical manager: Kai Luni Fjell

    Cast: Hina Zaidi, Madeleine F. Røseth, Julia Sørensen, Amalie Hyun Ju Eggen, Lisa Birkenes Thun 


    Kellerteater "The School of Horror"


    Children of all ages are fascinated by horror stories and urban legends. We are all familiar with spine-tingling stories such as “In a Dark, Dark Room”, “The Green Ribbon” or “The Night it Rained”. Such campfire stories have inspired the book entitled “School of Horror”. Its author, Grigoriy Oster, is also known as the screenwriter of the animated films “PT for the tail” and “38 parrots”.

    The horror stories associated with this genre are witty and funny. The typical characters in such stories include a demon of studies, enchanted gym equipment, a bloodsucking blackboard eraser, and many others. These short stories take us back to the Soviet era, to a 70’s school where the reign of total order and an outdated educational system create an environment that is absurd and goofy. “School of Horror” is a parody that draws on horror film clichés. The play leads the young audience to realize that the changing, uncertain, and unsettling world around us – about which the media tells us so much – is not so scary after all. In fact, the play advises that we look at the world through the lens of humor, absurdity, and irony because, if you can laugh at the “monster in the closet”, it won't look so scary anymore.

    Thursday, November 2nd at 11:00 & Friday,  November 3rd at 11:00  in Valga Culture Center, oval hall

    Estonian Theatre for Young Audiences "Every Brilliant Thing"

    A young person must suddenly cope with a situation where their mother can no longer see a way to go on with her life. Our protagonist starts writing down things that are worth living for, hoping it might help their mother feel better:

    1.        Ice cream.
    2.        Water fights.
    3.        Being allowed to stay up past bedtime and watch TV.
    4.        The colour yellow.
    5.        Things with stripes.
    6.        Merry-go-rounds.
    7.        When people fall.

    This begins a list of every brilliant thing, which keeps getting longer and more detailed throughout the protagonist’s life, until it gradually turns into something they can themself hold on to in difficult times. It is a story of growing up and accepting life’s twists and turns. And how even in the deepest of darkness there is always light at the end of the tunnel.
    Director Tanel Jonas: "Duncan Macmillan’s plays have always captivated me. With this text as well, I felt drawn to it from early on. It might even be the play that characterises his work the best: talking about life, this great and complex sequence of systems, this indescribable magnificent mess, through small and simple things. But without being simplistic or shallow. To find joy in the little things – this is a message we hear all around these days, from gurus to self-help books. But how easy is it? Or is it at all possible?"    

    Cast: Getter Meresmaa, Doris Tislar or Risto Vaidla

    Friday,  November 3rd at 13:00 & 16:00 in Valga Culture Center, grand hall

    Piip and Tuut Theater "Tallinn Bears"

    "Tallinn Bears" is a musical based of libretto by Lauris Gundarsi and music and lyrics by Siim Aimla. The musical tells a story about bear family, who is forced to leave their home as the city is expanding to forest. Cornered animals behave unpredictably, and so do people when bears appear on the urban landscape.

    Young bear Aka has a plan to attack the city, to scare and to cause chaos in order to make clear to the people living in the city that bears has been living in forests way before the city was established and so bears have also rights to their home like people have.

    During the bears' invasion, a ten-year-old girl, Hele, is taken from the city. Imprisoned in a cave among bears, she turns out to be the first person to be able to communicate with bears. Hele understands that in order to live side by side and be together we have to listen to each other, understand and try to find common solutions.

    The bear family gives an oppurtunity to young and older spectator to identify themselves with characters on the stage and to live along to problems that seem impossible to solve at first. The musical reflects our attitude towards family, strangers and the nature around us, talking about staying together in difficult circumstances and about humanity even if the main characters are bears. 

    Author and director: Lauris Gundars
    Music and lyrics: Siim Aimla
    Artist: Inga Vares
    Choreograph: Marge Ehrenbusch
    Lighting designer: Priidu Adlas
    Poster art: Joonas Sildre
    Cast: Haide Männamäe, Grete Konksi, Maarja Tammemägi, Stefan Hein,
    Rauno Kaibiainen, Toomas Tross

    Duration: 2 h 10 min

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     On Saturday, 04.11 at 13.00 in Valga Culture Center, grand hall