Tjarnargata 12, 101 Reykjavík

02, July 2022
Open from 9.30pm - 10.40pm

General Admission See on official website

Theatre performance at Tjarnarbíó theatre.

How can you live, when a huge part of you is repressed?

THEM presents the pain of not fitting in, the thrill in finding your strength, the shame of misusing it and the sorrow of not knowing how to cry. It is a performance about men dealing with toxic masculinity and women dealing with men – everyone trying to have the right to be, just be.

Four women from Iceland and Finland dive into the world of men and share their stories about love, fathers, sexuality, pride and the fear of being a burden. By visiting someone else’s life, the actresses try to understand their own condition living in a world that’s not designed for them.

The audience will experience men fighting against being vulnerable and finding out why they need to be.

This physical theatre performance, based on dozens of interviews with male identifying people from different countries, as well as the creators’ own personal stories, has been in the making since 2016. It has taken on many different shapes and forms since, with audiences in Iceland, Finland and England and received great reviews. This year it is performed in its final form in collaboration with Unnur Elísabet Gunnarsdóttir.

Creative team:

Director & Choreographer: Unnur Elísabet Gunnarsdottir

Dramaturge: Audur Bergdís

Actresses: Bergdis Julia Johannsdottir, Anna Korolainen Crevier, Marjo Lahti, Tinna Thorvalds Önnudottir

Co-author: Sólveig Eva Magnúsdóttir

Composer: Ragnheiđur Erla Björnsdóttir

Lighting Design: Juliette Louste

Set Design: Sara Hjördís Blöndal

Producer: Nanna Gunnars & Spindrift Theatre

Trigger warning: misogyny, violence, sexual violence, homophobia

More information:

Supported by: Nordisk kulturkontakt, Tjarnarbíó, Rannís, Reykjavíkurborg, The Icelandic-Finnish Cultural Foundation, Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Finnish Cultural Foundation

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