Icelandic translation coming soon...

Next performances of Them at Teater Viirus in Helsinki 10 to 14 October 2017

Them is a documentary theatre performance focusing on the contemporary male experience, performed by three female actresses.

Based on interviews gathered around the Western world, Them explores how the changing image of a man and the variety of masculinities affect the male identity. As feminist women, we want to reach out for our brothers, husbands, fathers, friends and enemies and present the struggles they are facing through our bodies and voices. We want to shine light on the dark aspects of manhood through empathy and understanding.

Bus boner

committing a suicide

becoming a father

using his cast as a weapon

indulging in looking at women before he's blind

being invisible in his suit

running for his life only to eat skyr and blueberries one more time

Them. Dem. He.


Research & Development performances:

24.6.2017 Mikró festival – Höfn, Iceland

6.10.2017 Feminist Association Unioni – Helsinki, Finland

10–14.10.2017 Teater Viirus – Helsinki, Finland

Final Premier:

2018 – Finland/Iceland


Sound Design

Kristian Pernilä

Set Design

Hallveig Kristin Eiriksdottir

Art Direction

Louis Crevier

Help and Support

 Eva Solveig

Brought to you by

Nordisk Kulturkontakt


Anna Korolainen


Bergdis Julia Johannsdottir


Minerva Pietilä


Bergdis Julia Johannsdottir

Anna Korolainen

Marjo Lahti

Erm...I would say I’m confident. Yeah,I don’t know. I don’t think about myself, it’s hard. Maybe, confident. That’s for sure. Nice, that’s for sure. And handsome, that’s for sure. I think as myself as what should be normal. Maybe not with the confidence part but I think that I am normal and what should be a guy in his 20s, 30s.
— "The Intellectual"
My strength [scares me]
the… the realization the horrible truth that i would physically be able to end the other person’s life
and actually quite easily.
— "David"
Till my brother
Got a bit over
What’s the word
And he just like pulled it back
And the mouse just went flying over our heads
It hit a car
The mouse wasn’t dead
We were like ‘oh shit’
His name was Speedy.
— "Koala"
I mean, I used to be more rushed. I’m making up for it. I’ve become more subdued. Especially in regards to presentation. There is a…masculinity is oppressive. In reality there are many masculinities. Within society there is space for more masculinities. We should be able to come up with forms that are less toxic. Especially towards women. But a particular mode of heterosexual masculinity… that needs to be reworked. It is possible to do the work. Masculinity that is not about domination.
— "The Scholar"

The performance is supported by Nordisk Kulturkontakt, Tjarnarbió Theatre, Nordic House of Reykjavik and Feminist Association Unioni