Katariina Unt:

"I was inspired bu Marjorie Shostak’s “Nisa” – an unexpectedly frank and captivating story about a woman, Nisa living in Southern African Kalahari Desert. She is from !Kung San society who live from hunting and gathering. This story is composed of her words, and it opens a door to the inner world of a woman from an entirely different cultural background to myself. There is nothing insiginificant or significant in Nisa’s life, single events do not evolve into life-changing factors. There is only perpetual presence and all that becomes part of human life is relevant and necessary. A woman’s emotional life is universal despite her living conditions, nationality or origin. The longing is one. A man and a woman are together as one. This is a story of ONE – that is, everyone.”

Duration: 1 h 10 minutes. No intermission.
Premiere: April 15, 2011 in National Library Theatre Hall.


2011 Grand Prix for  Katariina Unt and special award for Tanel Ruben ("Nisa") in international Monotheatre festival.
2012 Estonian Theatre Union award 2011, best female lead - Katariina Unt (Nisa in “Nisa”);
Jury special award to Katariina Unt in “Nisa” – International Theatre festival Monobaltija.

Photographer: Siim Vahur

Adapted and co-directed by Katariina Unt
Director: Aare Toikka
Performers: Katariina Unt and Tanel Ruben
Choreographer: Marge Ehrenbusch
Music composed by Tanel Ruben
Light: Triin Hook