“It’s never too late to grow up into playing with dolls.”
Kasvokkain object theatre monologue combines puppet theatre and the world of objects, film and art characters, and faces that make fun at our expense. Jesus and Stalin also appear in the story, as do Greta Garbo and Maria Callas – not to mention Gogol’s Nose and a dentist specialising in chipped teeth. Since the creator loves playing with dolls and singing, here we do both. The puppet in the show is the handiwork of Erja Mikkola, Finland’s leading puppet maker.
Anne Välinoro (born 1961) is a long-time theatre maker, cultural journalist, and critic from Tampere. In her career, she has worked as an editor at Aamulehti from 1990 to 2018, as well as guest-directed a dozen plays in professional theatres and written a book about actors from Tampere. In recent years, Anne Välinoro has presented short films she’s directed to the residents of care homes and service centres.
Director & Script
Videos & Projections
Preparation of the fondant
Reijo Tallgren/Kyllä Onnistuu!
Makeup for Anastasia
Anne Välinoro & Kulttuuriosuuskunta Kiito
Poster & Brochure