How can you live, when a huge part of you is repressed?
THEM presents the pain of not fitting in, the thrill in finding your strength, the shame of misusing it and the sorrow of not knowing how to cry. It is a performance about men dealing with toxic masculinity and women dealing with men – everyone trying to have the right to be, just be.
Four women from Iceland and Finland dive into the world of men and share their stories about love, fathers, sexuality, pride and the fear of being a burden. By visiting someone else’s life, the actresses try to understand their own condition living in a world that’s not designed for them.
The audience will experience men fighting against being vulnerable and finding out why they need to be.
This award-winning physical theatre performance, based on dozens of interviews with male identifying people from different countries, as well as the creators’ own personal stories, has been in the making since 2016. It has taken on many different shapes and forms since, with audiences in Iceland, Finland and England and received praising reviews.
Nanna Gunnars & Spindrift Theatre
DIRECTOR & CHOREOGRAPHER
Unnur Elísabet Gunnarsdottir
Bergdis Julia Johannsdottir
Anna Korolainen Crevier
Tinna Thorvalds Önnudottir
CO - AUTHOR
Sólveig Eva Magnúsdóttir
Ragnheiđur Erla Björnsdóttir
Sara Hjördís Blöndal
"Unnur Elisabet Gunnarsdottir directs with a compelling, dynamic vision, using Sara Hjordis Blondal’s set design as agents that move the action. A number of dark suits surround the four, hiding props and acting as a stark reminder of those with the upper-hand."