Louna-Tuuli Luukka (she/they) is a multidisciplinary artist who works as a dramaturg, a director, a writer both for stage and about the stage, a performer and a pedagogue. Her practice is influenced by her fondness for obscure subcultures and punk culture, inclusive feminism, empathy as a driving force, sincere seriousness and vulnerability, and occasionally peculiar humour. Affects are typically both the impulse and the center of her works. Louna-Tuuli prefers to work in a process oriented fashion. Cooperation with the scenographers, composers, sound and light designers informs her dramaturgical processes. She likes to take part in all stages of the work process in her works, though she’s not a particularly competent roadie.
Louna-Tuuli’s latest works include eg. a service formed destruction performance and installation Intense Destruction Unit/Tuho-osasto (Reality Research Center & The Theatre Academy), a theatre performance for children about gender diversity Minun näköiseni dinosaurus (Liskoliitto & Akseli Klonk), an audio fiction piece Janne menee uimahalliin (YLE & The Theater Academy), a noise and spoken word solo performance Varjo-Riitta, and also the coordination and editorial work of the art media Taiteen paikka (Reality Research Center & Voima Publication). In the seasons of 2021 & 2022 she is the director-dramaturg of the production Jeanne d’Arc Living – PARASTA ELÄMÄNTYYLIÄ!!!!! (Circus Maximus & TEHDAS teatteri). Louna-Tuuli has graduated from the Comparative Dramaturgy and Performance Research master studies program of The Theatre Academy of Uniarts Helsinki.
Photo in the slider by Jan Ahlstedt
Main picture by Timo Tikka
Photos in the gallery from left to right by Jan Ahlstedt, Tiina Wallin, Erika Luoto