Story Sharing Universum presents:
I’m So Here – A Storywalk performance about identity
Särkiniemi, Lauttasaari 14.8, 15.8, 22.8 16:00
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 and how do I and my identity change in the new culture and who then have I
I ́m So Here invites to an immersive experience outside the walls of a traditional theater.
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
Lauttasaari. Performances August 2021
Part 2 The Cave, campfire, forest – Roots, ancestors, and
ghosts. Location Vuosaari. Performances September
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-Bremer
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
The I ́m So Here crew :
Alaa Altamimi, Ahmed Fahady, Albina Raivio, Amin Rasekh, Amjad Sher, Anthony Van Cleave, Diego James, Jean-Luc Rossin, Katja Meriläinen, Margherita Zilliacus, Maria Kramar Von Numers, Markus Luukkonen, Max Bremer, Namrata Sethi, Nena Stenius, Sahar Arvekari, Slava Dugin and Åsa Nybo-Bremer.
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 theater 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 theatre and storytelling artists Max Bremer, Markus Luukkonen, and Åsa Nybo-
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