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Axel – Solo Male Vocal / Axel – soolo miesäänelle

She was born a woman but wished to be accepted as a man. Becoming a man required hormone treatment. There was just one obstacle: her voice. She felt her soul was in her beautiful voice, and she didn’t want to lose it.

Eventually the need to be accepted as a man grew so strong that she decided to undergo treatment. Now, two and half years later, Axel is both physically and socially identified as a man. But who is he on the inside?

Axel – solo male vocal is a melodic portrait of someone forced to choose between gender and voice. The piece asks – was Axel’s sacrifice worth it? What is gender? Why must we choose? Is it possible to choose?

PERFORMED by Axel

WRITTEN by Heini Junkkaala and Axel
DIRECTED by Heini Junkkaala
SOUND DESIGNER Markus Lindén
LIGHTING DESIGNER Titus Torniainen
ADAPTED by Elina Snicker

Technical rider

LIGHT
An incandescent light bulb is hung on top each audience monitor. Light bulbs are also located where the 2 off stage scenes are and between the main stage and off stage scenes (total of 18pcs). The lights can be adjusted to the venue.

LIGHTS PROVIDED BY THE VENUE / PRESENTER
– 10 dimmer channels
– Lighting desk
– Front lights for the main stage – 3pcs
– Top light for the piano – 1pcs
– Side lights for the off stage scenes  – 2pcs

Press photos

VIDEO RECORDING OF THE PERFORMANCE

Trailer