SCRAPS - TÄHTEET
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About the Event
Not many of us are aware that we are living in the times of Global Orphan Crisis. There are approximately 140 million orphans in the world at the moment. UNICEF estimates that as many as 8 million children are growing up in institutional settings around the world.
Scraps, is a documentary theatre performance that sets to explore the truth behind this Crisis. We uncover the problems arising from current systems of institutionalised care and inter-country adoption, for example its connections to child trafficking and the phenomena known as child laundering, as well as other means of unethical practises of making profit on orphans - the world’s most vulnerable children.
Through personal stories of orphans, orphanage workers, adoptive families and experts of two neighbouring countries - Finland and Russia - we talk about the myriad of consequences related to orphanhood: abandonment, deprivation, traumatic and stressful experiences due to systematic displacement and lack or a constant change of a significant adult in their lives. We explore the intertwined and multilayered reasons, potential solutions and our responsibilities on personal, societal and political levels.
Premiere in Finland is planned for the end of August - beginning of September 2020. The exact location wlll be announced later. In Russia, we shall have a separate premiere at Skorohod - a prominent venue for contemporary theatre and dance performances, which is located in St.Petersburg.
Eeva Putro & Anastasia Trizna - playwriters and actresses
Tanya Weinstein - director
Anne-Mari Kivimäki - composer
Maria Sirén - costume designer
Mikko Lampinen - choreographer, videographer
Anssi Ruotanen - light designer and technical director
Anastasia Artemeva - set designer
Anna Voronkova - translator