Playwright: Minna Nurmelin (Finland)
Translator: Eva Buchwald (UK)
Director: Drew O’Kane (US)
AUGUST 12TH-26TH, 2016
Was a part of The New York International Fringe Festival.
Remember Me is an unconventional comedy and a highly perceptive piece about life’s painful experiences, offset by sharp dialogue and offbeat humor. We follow two women meeting for the first time during pivotal moments in their lives: Helena is trying to move on from her past and Anna is in grave doubt about her own future. Two strangers that struggle to regain their identities while finding strength in each other. Join us for the US-premiere of one of Finland’s best contemporary female playwrights.
Heli Sirviö (Finland)
Jackie Sanders* (US)
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ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT
Minna Nurmelin is a freelance playwright and director from Helsinki, Finland. She graduated with a Master of Arts degree in Directing from Theatre Academy Helsinki in 1999 and has since then been working as a playwright and director. The themes in Nurmelin’s work are often female identity, abandonment and the need for love and range in style from physically visual to minimalistic, dialogue-based theatre. In her plays, women confront the most vulnerable aspects of themselves and each other, and face up to their tragedies, memories and emotions. All this the author depicts with keen humor, even when the situation seems nothing less than desperate. Many of Nurmelin’s pieces have been created through devising, though in recent years, she has been shifting her artistic method from group-based work to independent playwriting. Remember Me premiered at the Open Doors Theater in Helsinki in September, 2012.
Remember Me is presented by arrangement with NORDIC DRAMA CORNER, Helsinki.