Bitch Song Club

Bitch Song Club was a puppetry production for adults by Nina BorgeEllisiv Lindkvist, Line Rosvoll and Karina Nielsen which mainly has been performed in the basement venue Teaterkjeller'n in Oslo Nye Centralteatret at Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre). The play is about lesbian women of different backgrounds, cultures and ages meeting in the one and only lesbian pub: Bitch Song Club.

Information

(Objekt ID 21514)
Object type Production
Premiere September 12, 2008
Coproducers Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre)
In collaboration with The Open Theatre (Det Åpne Teater), Kilden Theatre
Based on Bitch Song Club by Ellisiv Lindkvist, Nina Borge
Audience Adults
Language Norwegian
Expressions Puppetry
Running period September 12, 2008  —  2009
Website Nina Borge
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In Bitch Song Club the audience was invited into the closet to watch life seen with a queer eye. Stage designer and visual artist Nina Borge had the idea to Bitch Song Club. She wanted to tell the story about the many colourful women who meet in a lesbian club. To do so, she chose using human-sized puppets who could sing as well as dance.

On occasion of the international women’s day March 8 (2008) a small taste of Bitch Song Club (as a work-in-progress) was performed in The Open Theatre (Det Åpne Teater).

Bitch Song Club was supported by The Danish Art Council, The Audio Visual Fund, Arts Council Norway and The Norwegian Culture Fund.

Sources:

Oslo Nye Teater, oslonye.no, 26.10.2010, http://www.oslonye.no/forestillinger/15543.html

The Open Theatre (Det Åpne Teater), detapneteater.no, 26.10.2010, http://www.detapneteater.no/pub/daat/forestillinger/?aid=673&cid=17&sac=all&viewall=1#daat

Performance dates
2009 , International Puppetry Festival – Show
September 12, 2008Caféscenen – Worldwide premiere
March 8, 2008Hallen – Work-in-progress