4 things worth trying

Version 1

4 things worth trying - Version 1 was an interactive performance by NONcompany.


(Objekt ID 6495)
Object type Production
Premiere September 1, 2005
Produced by NONCompany
Coproducers Black Box Teater, BIT Teatergarasjen
Audience Adults, Youth
Language Norwegian
Keywords Post-dramatic theatre, Performance, Theatre
Running period September 1, 2005  
Website NONcompany

In 4 things worth trying - Version 1 NONcompany discussed the terms chances and response.

The company examined an increasing trend in media audiences constantly given the opportunity to speak their minds. Through comment options in which one can be anonymous and input in debates via text messages everybody has a say. How does such simplified statements and rapid choices in a debate, not to mention a performance?

In 4 things worth trying NONcompany wanted to illustrate this by letting the audience rule the show through anonymous feedback. This way the artists took the ultimate risk, to give away the responsibility for the performance. They gambled everything.

NONcompany invited the audience to take part in the development of the performance through voting by text message, on what to happen next. The spectators were also given the opportunity to comment anonymously on the performance as it went, and the comments were posted on an onstage screen.


BIT Teatergarasjen, METEOR 2005. 27.11.2011: http://www.bit-teatergarasjen.no/article/64

NONcompany, www.noncompany.no 27.11.2011: http://noncompany.no/4_forsok.htm

Contributors (14)
Name Role
Lise Risom Olsen – Text
Kjetil Bjøreid Aabø – Concept/Idea
Lena Lundsten Buchacz – Concept/Idea
Lise Risom Olsen – Concept/Idea
Hans Jaran Skogen – Concept/Idea
Kjetil Bjøreid Aabø – Music
Lena Lundsten Buchacz – Visual design
Kjetil Bjøreid Aabø – Sound design
Hans Jaran Skogen – Lighting design
Kjetil Bjøreid Aabø – Performer
Lena Lundsten Buchacz – Performer
Lise Risom Olsen – Performer
Hans Jaran Skogen – Performer
Tone Iren Myklatun – Producer
Performance dates
October 22, 2005Studio Bergen, Carte Blanche Show
September 4, 2005Store scene Black Box Teater (Marstrandgata) Show
September 3, 2005Store scene Black Box Teater (Marstrandgata) Show
September 2, 2005Store scene Black Box Teater (Marstrandgata) Show
September 1, 2005Store scene Black Box Teater (Marstrandgata) Worldwide premiere
Festivals (2)
METEOR October 22, 2005
The Contemporary Stage Festival September 1, 2005