Six young composers and writers were selected for the project during the autumn of 2015.
The selection was made by the project’s reference group, which consists of both music and theatre specialists. The reference group includes Sebastian Fagerlund (composer), Markus Fagerudd (composer), Jakob Höglund (director, actor, choreographer), Dick Idman (actor, director), Marina Meinander (dramaturge), Åsa Salvesen (director, theatre manager – Wasa Theatre), Anna Simberg (dramaturg), Erik Söderblom (opera and theatre director), Patrick Wingren (composer), also Annika Mylläri (opera singer, CEO – Schauman Hall) and Sören Lillkung (opera singer, Dean of Culture Department, Novia University of Applied Sciences).
The project participants are:
Sebastian Hilli & Maria Kallio
Eero Paalanen & Ulriikka Heikinheimo
The project also collaborates with the University of Arts and its Theatre Academy in Helsinki where the students in Performing Arts (BA program) take part in a music theatre production directed by Jakob Höglund. NEW music theatre provides the funding for the dramaturge Tobias Zilliacus and the composer Robert Kock. The production Tragedi has it’s opening night 22.3.2016 in Mediakeskus Lume, Helsinki.