Teater ad Libitum

Teater ad Libitum was established as an independent theatre company in Oslo in 1988. Franziskca Aarflot was one of the founders and directed for the theatre. Productions produced by Teater ad Libitum include The lover in the woods and Wild Ducks by Jesper Halle, Life is a dream by Calderón de la Barca, Troilus and Cressida by William Shakespeare, Brave New Virtual World by Aarflot based on William Gibson, Aldous Huxley and William Shakespeare. 

Teater ad Libitum ceased to exist in 1996.

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(Objekt ID 25343)
Object type Organization
Organization type Theatre company
Main focus Theatre
Established 1988 (closed 1996)

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Address Oslo, Norway

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Teater ad Libitum arranged in 1986 a small, international festival in the market halls called Basarhallene (in Oslo), with improvisation between musicians and actors as a theme. Participants came from Italy, Sweden, Great Britain, USA - and Norway. The festival was called Ad Libitum and partly took part outdoors, with concerts, performances and impro sessions.

Teater ad Libitum also produced Last Supper (Black Box Teater 1989) - devised theatre based on Ovid's Metamorphoses and selected texts by Shakespeare.

They made A Kick from the Inside (by Aarflot) - super 8 film and theatre about sex, pregnancy, birth and all the wild emotions surrounding it, at Black Box Teater in 1990. And Is that a gun in your pocket...? - devised theatre as part of a one act competition at Black Box Teater, year unknown.

SOURCES:

E-mail from Franziskca Aarflot, 21.12.2011

Buresund, Inger og Anne-Britt Gran (1996): Frie grupper og Black Box Teater. 1970-1995, adNotam Gyldendal, Oslo

Danse- og teatersentrum, Teatersentrum Forestillingskatalog 1989, 05.04.2016

Danse- og teatersentrum, Teatersentrum Forestillingskatalog 1990, 30.05.2017

Wikipedia, no.wikipedia.org, 05.12.2011, http://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franzisca_Aarflot

Own productions
Title Premiere
Brave New Virtual World
Is that a gun in your pocket...? – Navember 22, 1995
Troilus and Cressida – 1994
Nattverd – April 5, 1989
Et spark fra innsiden – 1989
The lover in the woods – December 8, 1988
Life is a dream – December 1, 1988
Contributors
Franzisca Aarflot – Instructor (fra 1988 til 1996)
Gard B. Eidsvold – Actor (fra 1988)
Hans Henriksen – Actor (fra 1988)
Ole Kristian Thomassen – Actor (fra 1988)
Mai Lise Rasmussen – Actor (fra 1988)
Andria Quirk – Actor (fra 1988)
Ann Kristin Knapstad-Nordberg – Actor (fra 1988)
Jesper Halle – Dramatist/Playwright (fra 1988)
Henrik Hellstenius – Composer (fra 1988)