Statsteatret

Organisation typeTheatre company
Main focusTheatre
Established13 Mar. 2011
Emaileidsvo@online.no
WebsiteStatsTeatret, Facebookside: StatsTeatret

About Statsteatret

Statsteatret is a Norwegian, independent theatre company, presenting the Norwegian history through a series of ten productions.

The first eight productions are 1066 - The Battle of Stamford Bridge (premiere in 2011) and 1349 - The Plague (premiere in 2012), 1537 - Danish Years! (premiere in 2013), 1814 - A Wild West Story from the Wild, Wild North (premiere in 2014), 1880 - America (premiere in 2015), 1930 - The Dictator (premiere in 2016), 1950 - The Spy (premiere in 2017) and 1980 - Aker Brygge (premiere in 2018).

Yngve Sundvor is the artistic director of the company and the one who directs all productions. The other company members are Kim Sørensen, Cato Skimten Storengen, Gard B. Eidsvold and Per Kjerstad.

Statsteatret hires others when needed. For instance Marit Adeleide Andreassen was hired to play the pest bacteria Yersinia Pestis in 1349, Egil Keskitalo was hired to play the coastal Sami Ailo in 1814 - A Wild West Story from the Wild, Wild North and Linda Mathiesen was hired for the role of Hilda Hendriksen in 1930 - The Dictator.

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At the webpage of Statsteatret the following, among other things, is written about the idea behind the company, in a text written by Yngve Sundvor:

"Statsteatret wants with its project Norway 1066-2066 to 'rewrite' the story of Norway, and to bring it out to towns and villages for a large audience. Our first production was 1066 - The Battle of Stamford Bridge, and our last will be a future fable of Norway anno 2066. The plan is to create ten productions in ten years. We want to look for and compare past and present. What goes in a loop? Which are the past events, conflicts and person to have given our societal development direction? What has the official Norway, consciously or unconsciously, left out?

In any age the human will perceive his or her own generation as the modern and illuminated. Every generation probably considers itself the one to invent the gunpowder. Because we perceive ourselves as so very modern, and to strengthen our egos connected to 'the modern', it is fun to imagine our ancestors as humourless physical workers without thought for anything but rocks, earth, rocks, earth. This is an efficient way to keep history out of our lives. It is not interesting. The humans were not interesting. Science, illumination, internet, everything is for the better today. We have nothing to learn from the past. But just this eternal river, the history, that everybody is part of, can tell u show late human development moves on an internal level. And what goes in a loop.

We will get to important intersections of our history, illuminate them again in an unexpected, passionate manner, mix fact and fiction to, hopefully, find the answers to who we are and why we became like that. And not least; where will it lead us?"

SOURCE:

Statsteatret, www.statsteatret.no, http://statsteatret.no/om-oss/