Fri* (Free)

Premiére date30 May. 2015
Produced byGoksøyr & Martens
CoproducersThe National Theatre, Bergen International Festival, Norwegian Centre for New Playwriting (NCNP)
AudienceAdults
LanguageNorwegian
ExpressionsDrama, Theatre, Outdoors theatre
Running period30 May. 2015  —  20 Jun. 2015
WebsiteGOKSØYR & MARTENS

About Fri* (Free)

Fri* (Free) (2015) is a theatre production by Goksøyr & Martens in collaboration with The National Theatre, Bergen International Festival and Dramatikkens Hus. The production was first performed in the park Nygårdsparken in Bergen, then near Akershus Fortress in Oslo.

Toril Goksøyr and Camilla Martens directed it and had also developed the text.

Ane Dahl Torp acted in the role of Elin.

Fri received two nominations for The Hedda Award 2016. Toril Goksøyr and Camilla Martens were nominated in the best stage text category. Martin Viktor Langlie and Roy Knudsen were nominated in the best audiovisual design category for their sound design/sound work.

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

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    Press review

    Lillian Bikset, Det skjulte i det åpne (literally: What is hidden in the open), Dagbladet 05.06.2015:

    "As theatre makers Goksøyr & Martens have always been preoccupied with the breakdown. What leads up to it. What happens after it. How it is to live within it. Often they connect this to care and the lack of care. Who takes care of who? What happens when the caregiver is the one who breaks down? (…) To a large degree, the performance seems to be an excerpt from individuals' daily life. At the same time the deviations from realism - the managed switching between conversations through earphones, the thoughts in voice over, musical interruptions, an end sequence with soap bubbles - serve as reminders that this is art. It is made to make an impression, to awaken reflections or emotions. Fri* (Free) us theatre of the kind that leaves its conclusions to its audience."

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

    More about Fri* (Free)

    At the webpage of The National Theatre the following, among other things, is written about Fri* (Free):

    "Elin sits in the park with her daughter. Her eye is caught by a young man who looks a lot like her brother, he rides a bicycle as fast, has the same dark hair and smiles the same way. Her brother died a year ago, and that is why she can't abide working. She hasn't got the energy for anything, really, but she has decided to arrange a confirmation celebration for her daughter anyway. And then comes granny; is she the salvation? Or will everything fall apart now?

    Fri is a story about love. About all we tell each other and all that remains thoughts."

    SOURCE:
    The National Theatre, www.nationaltheatret.no, http://www.nationaltheatret.no/FRI.b7C_wRrU4L.ips

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