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Into the Wild


Into the Wild is a satirical, physical and visual theatre performance that through dark comedy guides us to restoring our relationship with nature, exploring the ambivalent relationship humans have with the natural world. The performance revolves around modern humans, survivors, hikers, berry pickers - you and me - who, coated in forever chemicals, trudge through birch forests and swamps, a Thermacell in our left hand, a mushroom basket in our right, a panda bear tucked under our arm and toilet paper poetry dangling from our pants. Two relentless narrators explore taboo topics related to nature, guiding us from environmental destruction, species extinction and pulp mills to healing rituals and complete silence, and where our desire for comfort can take us under just the right conditions.


Performing and concept: Henni Kervinen & Riina Tikkanen

Outside eye: Thom Monckton, Soile Mäkelä 

Sound design: Petteri Salomaa

Light design: Essi Santala

Visual design: Johanna Latvala

World premiere 30.06.2023, Joutsa Taidelaitos Haihatus

Producers: Kallo Collective & Theatre Metamorfoosi

Supporters: Art Promotion Centre, Finnish Cultural Foundation, Kone Foundation, Aura of Puppets

Duration appr. 60 minutes

Age recommendation +13 yrs.

Into the Wild
Into the Wild
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