Johan Turi

Johan Turi (2017) was a theatre production by The National Sami Theatre Beaivváš. Johan Turi was based on a play by the same title by Harald Gaski and Gunnar Gjengset. The world premiere takes place at The Norwegian Theatre's venue Scene 3, prior to touring.

Frank Jørstad directs the production.


(Objekt ID 76020)
Object type Production
Premiere September 6, 2017
Produced by The National Sami Theatre
Based on Johan Turi by Harald Gaski, Gunnar Gjengset
Audience Adults
Language Sami
Subtitles Finnish and Norwegian
Keywords Theatre
Running period September 6, 2017  
Website Beaivváš Sámi Nášunálateáhter

At the website ofBeaivváš, the following, among other things, is written about Johan Turi:

"Johan Turi is a story about how a meeting can change a life, and how a book can change the view of a whole people. Turi dreams of publishing a book explaining the life of the Sami people, and through it provide the authorities with knowledge of the Sami lifestyle, and perhaps influence the government to change its position on the Sami way of living.

Johan Turi is a production about the creation of a book, a production about dreams, temptation, doubt, seduction and regret.

On a train journey, Johan Turi meets the business leaderHjalmar Lundbohm from Kiruna. On the same journey, the Danish artist and scientist Emilie Demant shows up. Will they help him?"


Import from the list of openings 24.08.2017

The National Sami Theatre Beaivváš,, 24.08.2017,

Performance dates
October 12, 2019Museum Angewandte Kunst New opening
October 17, 2017 18:00 – Kautokeino Kulturhus Show
October 16, 2017 18:00 – Kautokeino Kulturhus Show
September 6, 2017 18.00 – Scene 3 (tidligere Prøvesalen), The Norwegian Theatre Worldwide premiere