MA in Playwriting & Dramaturgy from NUI Galway (1st class honours). Shortlisted for Alpine Fellowship Theatre Prize 2020. Remote Control Residency 2021, Gap Day 2021. Theatre57 TEST-residency 2022. Remote Control Residency 2022.

Collaborating with and supported by:
Alexander Theatre,
Helsinki |
Alfred Kordelin
Foundation |
Kone Foundation |
Theatre 57 |
Eva’s Echo Theatre | Brú Theatre | Town Hall Theatre Galway | Galway County Arts Office | Galway City Council | Arts Council Ireland | Arts Promotion Center Finland

Galway Advertiser 21.9.2021 – #playwright
Galway Advertiser 20.4.2021 – #RemoteControl #residency
Dublin InQuirer 28.10.2020 #poetry #anthology #publications
Kainuun Sanomat 9.8.2019 #lavarunous #keikat
Hämeenlinnan kaupunkiuutiset 14.7.2020 #someteatteri #koronankohottamat

Playwright & Poet

I was born in Finland the year Chernobyl exploded, and I am exactly the same age as Lady Gaga. I sing when I feel safe enough, but mostly I write poems about sailors and restless people, create beautiful & disturbing poetic drama, and wear a lot of green clothes. I’m a delight to work with and besides being an artist, I also have experience-based understanding of the production and marketing side of things.

I work as a playwright, dramaturg & poet, and spoken word performer. I also do gigs with my performance art piece Poetry Fortunes. I am based in Aran Islands, where I first visited when I was seventeen, and never have I ever felt a home elsewhere in the world – so after few twists and turns and another seventeen years, I moved over. I work both in Finland and in Ireland, and am always interested in opportunities, especially in the fields specified below.

I have no special talents but a passionate interest toward

Immersive theatre

Healing trauma

Performance poetry


Recent Creative Work

The Other World
Playwright, director. A work-in-progress about bare feet and ways to care without succeeding.

It’s True I Love You All So Much
Playwright. The premiere of this digital piece was on the 30th of September 2021. Produced by Eva’s Echo Theater Company.

Creative | Eco Chambers | Exit Productions
Co-creator of immersive online experience where audiences engage with the climate crisis through their new role as demi-gods.

Poetry Fortunes
Writer, performer, and creator of this short poetic tarot reading.

Playwright & Dramaturg | Älä jätä jälkiä
“Leave No Trace” is a story about a dysfunctional relationship. Digital premier 17.2.2021. starring Eeva Putro & Jussi Järvinen, puppets by Maija Westerholm, directed by Kati Keskihannu. With huge thanks to Alfred Kordelin Foundation.

Someteatteri Koronankohottamat – Nyrkki
käsikirjoitus Jenni Nikinmaa, esiintyjä Henna Hakkarainen, ohjaus Eija Ahvo, konsepti Anna Krogerus.

Get in Touch

  • jenni.nikinmaa@gmail.com
  • +353 89 9765 728 (Ireland)
  • +358 44 07447 09 (Finland)

“I must be a mermaid, Rango. I have no fear of depths and a great fear of shallow living.”

Anaïs Nin

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