Kalle Nio: The Green

The Green

Kalle Nio

Between reality and delusion

Borrowing its name from the theatre slang term for the stage, The Green promises visually strong theatre, which uses stage magic, video projection, cinematic sound and scenic compositions as its means of expression.

The Green is inspired by hauntology, feelings of emptiness and unboxing videos on YouTube. The nothingness of an empty stage and green screen slowly turn into a living character that takes over the stage area. Combining 19th century stage magic techniques with the latest video and sound technology, the mood of this show without words ranges from the mundane to the abstract and magical. The Green leads the audience to the brink of the unreal, where the border between reality and delusion is blurred.

Kalle Nio creates works that take place in the border zone between theatre, magic, visual arts and circus. Nio has performed with the award-winning visual theatre group WHS in hundreds of theatres in over 30 countries.

The show is realised in co-operation with Helsinki Festival. Performances at Helsinki Festival on August 27 – September 1.

NOTE: The show utilises strobe lights.


Director, performer
Kalle Nio
Kalle Nio & working group
Lighting and visual design
Kalle Nio & Johannes Hallikas
Sound design
Janne Masalin & Kalle Nio
Kalle Nio
Tuuli Lindeberg
Script consultant
Silvia Hosseini
São Luiz Teatro Municipal, Helsinki Festival, Oulu Theatre