Jouluevankeliumi & Teoreema

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148 x 210 mm, soft cover
approx. 240 pages
Writer: Teemu Mäki
Layout: Ville Karppanen
ISBN 978-952-7441-38-1
The University of Arts Helsinki
October 2024
34 €

Teemu Mäki (b. 1967) is a multidisciplinary artist, writer, social commentator and theorist. He is also known as a playwright and director of opera, dance and theatre. This book presents two of his plays that have been adapted into prose fiction by the author. They function not as theatre scripts but as independent works of fiction in the same way as a poem or novel, offering a rollicking good read rich in humour and thought-provoking thematic content.

The Gospel of Christmas is a cross-disciplinary play exploring our relationship with religion, capitalism and gender – and of course Christ and Christmas – linking together spoken word theatre, music, dance and documentary film. The Gospel of Christmas premiered at Kiasma Theatre on December 7, 2018.

Theorem (A Love Play) examines love of various forms and its political power. The piece was inspired by Pier Paolo Pasolini’s 1968 film of the same name but is unrelated in content. The play premiered at Teatteri Takomo on March 28, 2014.

In the preface and epilogue, Mäki shares his thoughts on theatre and his views on the role and future of the performing arts.