Katma is an independent performing arts company, lead by Katrine M. E. Strøm. The group produces visual, innovative and challenging performances for children and youth.

Katma works with a theatre expression in the intersection between puppetry, performance, site specific, film, poetry and image theatre. Without words or explanation they create images rich in associations, encouraging the audience to use its own imagination.


(Objekt ID 135)
Object type Organization
Also known as Katrine Maria Eponine Strøm
Organization type Artist company
Main focus Puppetry, Education, Performance, Children and youths, Theatre, Dance
Established 2001
Email katrine(at)katma.no
Website Katma
Expressions Puppetry, Performance, Theatre

Contact information

Address Dverberg, 8485 Dverberg, Norway
Email katrine(at)katma.no
Telefon 91189795

Other information

Legal entity Sole Proprietorship/Self-employed business/ENK
Org nr. 983 482 414
Member of The Norwegian Association of Performing Arts/NAPA

Katma has visited international theatre festival in Lithuania, India, Russia, The Faroe Islands and Island, among other countries, with its performances. In 2006 Marja Gullsko was awarded the prize of Best Performance during the Golden Keys Festival in Petrozavodsk, Russia.

Katma leads workshops in site specific theatre, image theatre and visual theatre. In addition they work as consultants and direct children and youth theatre groups.

Katma's Usynlig* (Invisible) was awarded Gullsekken (literally: The Gold Sack) for best production in The Cultural Rucksack in 2009.

Katrine M. E. Strøm received Danse- og teatersentrums scenekunstpris (The performing arts award of Performing Arts Hub Norway) in 2008. She got this award for her work on creating innovative, visual productions for children and youth. The same year, she was the youngest artist in residence ever at Arctic Arts Festival. There, she presented the production Rust, among other things.

Ritsj (2019), a puppetry production by Katma in collaboration with Nordland Visual Theatre, based on a concept by Katrine M. E. Strøm, and directed by Strøm, was nominated for The Hedda Award 2020 in the best production for children category.


Performing Arts Hub Norway, danseogteatersentrum.no, 01.08.2010, http://www.danseogteatersentrum.no/sck/members.shtml?lang=nor&sam=&cat=&gen=&cou=&cri=katma&act=apre&typ=per&aid=167

The Hedda Award, www.heddaprisen.no, 16.07.20, https://www.heddaprisen.no/nominerte/2020

*Not yet translated into the English. The title within parentheses is the Norwegian title's literal meaning.

Contributors (1)
Katrine Strøm – Artistic director (fra 2001)