“Real Women, Real Men and Real Others “

curated program premiere, curated program Theatre

Organiser Vaba Lava

People from different walks of life –  Merike, a designer and media researcher, Anna-Liisa, the managing editor of a women´s magazine, a drag-queen Andrus, and an IT person Helen and a school teacher of life sciences Olev, share their experience with different aspects of gender discrimination. Viewers will see how their hypothetical neighbour, co-worker, friend or relative perceives the problem. Real Men, Real Women and Real Others tries to shed light on gender issues in Estonia by using personal stories which are presented on stage using both text and various performative tools.

Tiina Sööt (1986, Tartu, Estonia) is a performance and visual artist working and living both in Vienna and Tallinn. She studied ecology and biodiversity (BA) and theatre research at the University of Tartu, performing arts at the Estonian Academy of Arts (MA) and performative art at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. She had an internship at brut Vienna as the artistic and production assistant of Oleg Soulimenko and at Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt as a dramaturgy assistant. Since 2009, she has created several solo and group performances in various frames, including imagetanz (Vienna, 2013), Wir lassen es einfach angelehnt at VBKÖ  (Vienna, 2012), Polymer Culture Factory Festival (Tallinn, 2012), NU Performance Festival IV (Tallinn, 2011) and Performance Laboratorium 3 (Linz, 2011). Tiina is currently involved artistically in a duo Sööt/Zeyringer and with a Romanian new media and performance artist artist Ioan Cernei.

Duration: 65 minutes, no intermission

Performance is in Estonian.

Premier on 22nd October 2015 in the studio.

Performances on 23., 24. October and 9., 10 November 2015.

After the second performance on 23rd October 2015 there is artists´ talk with the audience.



  • Conceived and directed by Tiina Sööt
  • Text Aet Kuusik
  • Stage design Mai Sööt
  • Sound design Eerik Kändler
  • Lightning design Priidu Adlas
  • Vaba Lava co-production with Tiina Sööt and Kaie Olmre
  • Photos Marianne Karm

Anna-Liisa Reppo, Merike Kaunissaare, Andrus Tamme, Helen Kask, Olev Südi