Tanjalotta Räikkä joins Tampere Theatre Festival's artistic team


The Festival’s Board of Directors has selected actor Tanjalotta Räikkä to join the Festival’s Artistic Team. Director Miko Jaakkola’s term ends after this year’s festival. Director-scriptwriter Hilkka-Liisa Iivanainen and director Aleksis Meaney will continue as members of the Artistic Team.

– We wanted to have an actor in the team again. Tanjalotta Räikkä’s long and versatile career has spanned different theatres and groups, and she has been involved in international collaborations as well, says the Chairperson of the Theatre Festival’s Board of Directors, Reino Bragge.

Tanjalotta Räikkä (born in 1962) is a Tampere-based freelance actor, scriptwriter and director. During her career, she has worked in several theatres across Finland both as a permanently employed actor and as a guest actor.

Räikkä’s long career has included involvement in independent groups and projects as well as about 20 movie roles and a great deal of TV and radio work.

She is also a founding member and a member of the artistic team of Theatre Telakka, which received the Finnish state prize for performing arts in 2013.

In recent years, Räikkä has worked as a scriptwriter and as a dramaturg. She has also taught acting and held positions of responsibility in the theatre field, such as the role as a member of the National Council for Performing Arts.

Räikkä has also participated in international projects and festivals in Germany, Mexico and Estonia among others.

In addition to acting, she has sung backing vocals on several artists’ albums. Hospital clownery is also very close to her heart.

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Additional information:

Chairperson of the Board of Directors, Reino Bragge, tel. +358 40 552 7271
Executive Director Hanna Rosendahl, tel. +358 40 5944 600

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