Baktruppen was established as an artist collective in 1986. The company ceased its activity March 1 2011 after 25 years of working. Baktruppen’s artistic production was varied indeed: included in its various interdisciplinary arts were actions, lectures, performance, dance performances, theatre performances and concerts. When the company ceased to exist, it delivered its archive (1986-2011) to The National Library of Norway after digitalisation by Sceneweb.
Samovarteateret AKA The Samovar Theatre AKA The Samovar is a project theatre managed by Bente S. Andersen and Turid Skoglund. Samovarteateret AKA The Samovar Theatre AKA The Samovar was established by Bente S. Andersen in 1990, and per 2011 the company has six steadily employed employees, plus between 20 and 50 employees engaged on project contracts during an average year.
Kirkenes lies in the heart of the Barents Region and for the theatre it is natural to find inspiration and stories in the Arctic region. To reflect contemporary times, including political currents in society, is among the pillars of the theatre company.