Authors and performers: Mart Kangro, Juhan Ulfsak, Eero Epner
Producer: Maria Arusoo
Sound design: Artjom Astrov
Light design: Oliver Kulpsoo
Co-producer: Kanuti Gildi SAAL

February 15 at 20.00
Ģertrūdes ielas teātris Ģertrūdes iela 101a
In English
Duration: 1h30
Tickets 10 and 7 eiro (students, pupils, pensioners, people with disabilities) at Biļešu paradīze

How to hammer nails into wood. How to learn to speak. How to open a door. How to show empathy. How to correctly pull on a sock and get rid of all the suffering caused by guilt. Learning is something that already begins from an embryo and continues for decades until the human molecules dissolve into non-existence. We are not born human; we learn to become so. We learn how to turn our obscure biological body of cells into a human being. Pouring the foundation. Cleaning the bathroom so there aren’t any unsightly stains. Brushing teeth at the right angle. Expressing love. Having the right breathing while giving birth and maintaining our dignity on our deathbed. Come. We know.

Mart Kangro (1974) is a freelance choreographer, director and dancer. In his works, he focuses on the meaningfulness of the human body and movement in theatre as semiotic space-time, and on existential issues of stage situation. His productions have been performed at major festivals in more than 20 countries across Europe. In recent years, he has worked as a director for productions in Theatre NO99 and Von Krahl Theatre. Kangro has won many awards and other recognition for his work, both in and outside Estonia.

Juhan Ulfsak (1973) is an actor and director. Since the 1990s, his energetic performing style and artistic principles have largely defined the Estonian avant-garde theatre. Working in Von Krahl Theatre as an actor and director, Ulfsak has proceeded from anarchism, punk, decadence, surrealism and conceptualism, but his productions have also re-contextualized classic plays. Ulfsak is also a well-regarded film actor who has appeared in Estonian and Finnish films. He has won many awards and other recognition for his work, both in and outside Estonia.

Eero Epner (1978) has been a dramatist with Theatre NO99 since the theatre was founded in 2005 and has been involved in around 60 productions. He has worked with several dozen directors. On stage, Epner has appeared as an actor only once, which passed without greater acclaim.