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Welcome to finnishplays.com, the home of Finnish drama in translation. This website is aimed at helping you discover Finnish playwrights and drama. See about finnishplays.com and about finnishplays.com network for more information.

FACE ON THE COVER: MARIA KILPI

Mirja Vinberg-MäkinenMaria Kilpi is a writer, director, lighting designer and a teacher who won the German Stückemarkt Prize in 2007 with her play Harmin paikka. It is a quiet, poetic play about open questions between generations. Written in short lines with many repetitions, a lot remains unspoken of – yet, like in real life, a great deal happens between the lines. The play has been translated into English as The End of the Road and into German as Plus null komma fünf windstill. Read more... Finnish Playwrights »
FIND OF THE WEEK: CHOSEN

Emilia Pöyhönen's Chosen is a story about a calling, faith, suspicion and absoluteness. It is a triptych in three times, places and forms.

The play has been translated into English and German.

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Finnish Drama, Past and Present: An Overview
by Katri Tanskanen

Theatre theorist Katri Tanskanen looks at the past and the present of Finnish drama. Read article...


The Finnish Play Today
by Satu Rasila

"A well-written play is a pleasure to read. A good play makes me feel better about myself; proud of the fact that I can be a colleague of such a gifted pen; proud of Finnish literature in general; relieved that our work is important, despite any general and personal doubts." Read article...


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News hiatus - We are in the process of making changes to Finnishplays.com. During this time, we will not be updating the news section. However, new translations will continue to be added to Finnishplays.com. more...

Finnish Premiere: Aurora Karamzin - Annina Enckell's new play about the philanthropist Aurora Karamzina premieres at the Swedish Theatre of Helsinki on September 28, 2011. more...

Finnish Premiere: Soita minulle Billy - ("Play for me Billy") A play based on the life of American jazz musician Billy Tipton (1914-1989). Billy grew up as Dorothy, but at the age of 19 she put on a man's suit and lived ever since as a man. S/he became a respected jazz musician who had many beautiful female friends. more...

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Det er negerens skyld
by Elina Kilkku
Danish

Megan's Story
by Tuomas Timonen
English

They Don't Live Here Anymore
by Paavo Westerberg
English

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