Interview with Finnish theatre artist, Elli Salo

Thinking with the body

Elli Salo is an artist with many strings to her bow. Playwright, writer, author of radio plays, translator, teacher. In recent years, you would be just as likely to hear her plays in Finnish and international theatres as you would be to hear them in libraries, museums and on the radio – or even in nature reserves in Lapland. This year, Elli became a resident playwright at the Finnish National Theatre.

TINFO (Theatre Info Finland) spoke with Elli about her artistic methods; the relationship between choreography and playwriting; her project with Ukrainian playwrights; and her artistic work about unspoken historical traumas.

An interview by Alexandra Dunaeva, translated by Noah Birksted-Breen.

Sept 2022.

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