merry christmas

15th Black and White Theatre Festival 6.-10.6.2018

The main festival theme is  ‘15 1/2`
Artistic Director Kamran Shahmardan 

Open internship for producer’s assistant!
Interested in the management of an international, high-level theatre festival?

Black and White Theatre Festival is looking for a producer’s assistant for the 2018 festival. The job description includes assisting the producer in marketing, press communication, sponsorship and volunteer coordination, among other things.

During the internship you will get first-hand work experience on all levels of event management, you’ll get to witness exceptional theatre performances and have the opportunity to build new contacts in a theatre network that’s worldwide.

The theatre festival is organized by non-profit association Theatre of Black and White, annually since 2003. The 15th edition of the volunteer-work based festival is set on June 6-10, 2018.
The internship can be a part of your studies, or a work trial agreed with the TE Services. The duration of the internship is 3-6 months, emphasizing on spring 2018 and ending on the festival’s afterwork in June. However, the duration can be resettled if needed.

The Black and White Theatre association has no permanent office, so the work is mainly telecommuting in tight contact with the festival’s producer. During the festival week (June 4-10) we expect the assistant to participate in festival work at Imatra. The internship is unpaid, but the necessary travel costs, food and accommodation during the festival week will be compensated.

We are looking for someone with good coordination skills, commitment to given duties, flexibility, openness and ability to work with people from different cultures and a good knowledge of both finnish and english languages (knowing russian is an advantage). Also any previous experience from theatre work is beneficial. Ability to work under pressure is important, especially during the hectic festival week.
Internship suits well for students of cultural management, for professionals returning to work after a break, or to those making new career choices and needing a trial.
Don’t hesitate to ask more, or send a free-form application by e-mail to The last date for applications is January 31st, 2018.
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XIV International Black and White Theatre Festival has come to its end. This year we celebrated the 100th Anniversary of Finland’s Independence. It’s a remarkable milestone for the Independent Finland and the whole free world. The Programme of our Festival and the opening performance in particular was made to mark this very special year. And it wasn’t for no reason that we chose the most loved Finnish Tango compositions for the Opening Night. Besides that, the Festival also celebrated the art of Finnish Theatre and its development. This is truly important and symbolical for us, especially in the year of Finland’s Centenary.

The Artistic Director of the Black and White Theatre and Theatre Festival, the Chairperson of the Theatre Community of Black and White and the Governing body of the Community would like to thank all the participants, theatres, volunteers, and, especially, all the visitors and audiences. Our special thanks is to the town of Imatra, the Ministry of Education and Culture, the Fund for Supporting the Karelian Culture, Regional Council of South Karelia, Koskenparras Foundation, Vuoksi Fishing Park, and all the workers and sponsors who supported our Festival.

See you in 2018 (6.-10.6.2018)

Kamran Shahmardan
Artistic Director
Theatre of Black and White

Tickets for the all performances can be bought advance from:  /

Places of performing:
Culture Centre Virta, Virastokatu 1, 55120, Imatra
Theatre Imatra, Kallenkuja 3, 55100 Imatra
Theatre Imatra, small stage Pikku Hiisi, Esterinkatu 11, 55100 Imatra
Imatra Spa Areena. Ottelukatu 1. 55420.
Imatra Central Pedestrian Street Koskenparras, 55100 Imatra
Vuoksi Fishing Park, Kotipolku 5, 55120 Imatra

Organizers reserve the right to changes

Places of performing on the map


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