Maria & José

The theatre production for children called Maria & José (2011) by Johanna and Tobias is about José who lives in Maria's ear. He loves her. Maria doesn't quite know who she loves, but she loves, too. What does it mean, to love somebody?

José does everything for Maria to be good. He shoots bacteria, he maintains and redecorates. He tells her stories and he plays the cello. Maria has lots of important things on her mind. Things people expect from her, and things she is preoccupied with on her own. But then everything changes.


(Objekt ID 27512)
Object type Production
Premiere June 1, 2011
Produced by Johanna and Tobias
In collaboration with Performing Arts Østfold
Based on Maria & Josè by Erlend Loe, Kim Hiorthøy
Audience Children (from 9 to 12)
Language Norwegian
Expressions Performance for children , Theatre, Music, Video, Physical theatre
Running period June 1, 2011  
Duration 40 minutes
Website Maria og Jose

Maria & José by Johanna and Tobias is based on the book by the same title, by Erlend Loe and Kim Hiortøy. The story is told through theatre, music, movement and animation.

Maria & José by Johanna and Tobias was supported by Arts Council Norway, Kunstløftet,, The Fund for Performing Artists, The Norwegian Actors' Equity Association's fund for freelancers and The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (travel grant/performing arts).


Østfold Theatre,, 15.04.2012,

Contributors (14)
Name Role
Erlend Loe – Author
Tobias Avlund Heiberg – Dramatised by
Johanna Mørck – Dramatised by
Tobias Avlund Heiberg – Idea
Johanna Mørck – Idea
Sigrid Edvardsson – Direction
Sigrid Edvardsson – Choreography
Katja Ebbel – Stage design
Katja Ebbel – Costume design
Erik Hedin – Sound design
Kristian Pedersen – Animation
Tobias Avlund Heiberg – Actor
Johanna Mørck – Actor
Tobias Avlund Heiberg – Producer
Performance dates
October 4, 2012 13:00 – Asker Kulturhus
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– Show
September 30, 2012 12:00 – Storstua, Lørenskog hus
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– Show
June 1, 2011 – Opening night