Theatre projects

Sexy Yuppies

A devised theatre performance about fantasies attached to performing and especially popular music. The main protagonist is a band of five performers. With Lia Haraki (liaharaki.com). Combining a live concert and a devised theatre performance. 30 minutes. Premier in Rialto theatre, Limassol, November, 2020.

The Obscure Subject of Desire

A devised theatre performance about the self deception and misplacement of our desires. With Lia Haraki (liaharaki.com) and Niklas Toivakainen from Kammari Research Group. Combining filmmaking and devised theatre. 60 minutes. Premier in Teatro Polis, Nicosia, October, 2020.

Man On The Roof

In a universe, in which live encounters are only a faint memory, SRSLYyours (and friends) invade Rialto Theatre for a unique intervention with the performing arts. With Marios Ioannou (performer/co-dramaturge) and Sakari Laurila (filmmaker) as the main characters discovering a lost magic world of theatre, from the inside the closed theatre.

In a devised theatre performance, the theatre becomes the protagonist, revealing its history in its physical, conceptual and spiritual capacities. Combining live-theatre, streamed performance and interactivity, the ensemble aims to illuminate the necessity, fragility and resilience of live theatre against the backdrop of the contemporary digital spectacle. 60 minutes. Premier in Rialto Theatre, Limassol, September, 2020. Documentation of the performance available, video and photos. Requests by by email: sakari at lumimaa.org.

The Phantom Limb

A duo theatre performance piece on a relationship between a human and an algorithm. Combining research on the ideology of technology to devised theatre. Together with German/Cypriot actress Tulin Pektas. Premier in The Buffer Fringe Festival, 2018, Cyprus. The project continues and is being developed into a larger work for stage in 2021.