I’m So Here – A Storywalk performance

Story Sharing Universum presents:

I’m So Here – A Storywalk performance about identity

In this strange place, I ended up in

Do I look the same?
Do I feel the same?
Do I think the same?
Do I act the same?
Is this still me? 

I ́m So Here is a series of performances whose main themes are the individual and cultural identities from the perspective of the newcomer. How have I been received in the country and society where I moved or fled, and how has it affected me? What do I carry with me from my background, how do I and my identity change in the new culture, and who have I become?

I ́m So Here invites to an immersive experience outside the walls of a traditional theatre.

The performances consist of site-specific story walks in which viewers get to experience the stories of the performers in different outdoor locations around Helsinki. The different environments influence the mood of the performances and take the audience on a journey of discovery. As with all Story Sharing Universum performances, here too the audience has the opportunity to participate.

Part 1 An Island, the sea – Hopes and dreams
Location; Lauttasaari. Performances August 2021.

Part 2 The Cave, campfire, forest – Roots, ancestors, and ghosts
Location; Vuosaari. Performances September 2021.

Part 3 The Theater, the city – A new life, transformation
Location Theater House Universum. Performances February 2022.

Directed by Max Bremer, Markus Luukkonen and Åsa Nybo.

Performance dates;
Part I : Särkiniemi, Lauttasaari. Performances 14.8, 15.8, 22.8 at 4 PM
Free entrance / Limited audience capacity / Obligatory pre-booking
Performance language: English.Performance dates;

Part II: Vuosaari, Helsinki 4th, 5th and 12th September at 4 PM
Free entrance / Limited audience capacity / Obligatory pre-booking 
Performance language: English.

Part III: Universum Theatre, Helsinki 15th, 17th at 7 PM and 20th February 2022 at 4 PM
Buy your ticket from here / Limited audience capacity
Performance language: English.

The I ́m So Here crew:

Alaa Altamimi, Ahmed Fahady, Albina Raivio, Amin Rasekh, Amjad Sher, Anna Uschanov, Anthony Van Cleave, Diego James, Ekaterina Meriläinen, Ivar Bremer, Jean-Luc Rossin, Margherita Zilliacus, Maria Kramar Von Numers, Markus Luukkonen, Max Bremer, Mette Lindholm, Namrata Sethi, Nena Stenius, Robin DeWan, Sahar Arvekari, Åsa Nybo.


Produced by: Story Sharing Universum & Theatre House Universum.
Supported by: Svenska Kulturfonden, Art Promotion Centre Finland, Svenska Teaterföreningen i Finland, Samuel Huberin taidesäätiö, Stiftelsen Emilie och Rudolf Gesellius fond, Helsinki City, and William Thurings stiftelse.

About Story Sharing Universum:
The Story Sharing Universum project wants to promote the meeting between people from all over the world, with diverse backgrounds and realities. The project started at the Theatre House Universum in Helsinki and aims to reduce prejudice, fear, and racism and to promote equality, tolerance, and inclusion through stage art and storytelling. In the year 2014, we created the participatory theatre performance Under The Same Roof and developed the Story Sharing Café -concept. Our multicultural working group of ca 20 people from all parts of the world has organized numerous Story Sharing Café performances and storytelling workshops in cooperation with many partners all around Finland. In 2017, we were awarded the title Theater Achievement of the Year by the Finnish Theater Center and in 2018 we received the Stina Krook Foundation’s award for our work. The producers and directors of this project are professional theatres and storytelling artists Max Bremer, Markus Luukkonen, and Åsa Nybo.