Visions for Norwegian theatre

Seminars on Norwegian theatre during Meteor 2005

Visions for Norwegian theatre was one of the seminars during Seminars on Norwegian theatre during Meteor 2005. The last weekend of the festival Meteor 2005 Norwegian theatre was put on the agenda. The seminar Visions for Norwegian theatre discussed the situation in Norwegian theatre, with equal emphasis on publically owned theatres and independent theatre companies.


(Objekt ID 6507)
Object type Production
Premiere October 21, 2005
Produced by BIT Teatergarasjen
In collaboration with Association of Norwegian Theatres and Orchestras
Language Norwegian
Keywords Seminar
Running period October 21, 2005  

Requirements to venue

Blackout No

The seminar Visions for Norwegian theatre posed questions such as the following:

How does Norwegian theatre relate to the contemporary? What happens in Norwegian theatre? How should Norwegian theatre be organised? Can we say that the quality of Norwegian performing arts has increased? How should talents be tended to? Why aren't there more theatre companies working with contemporary drama? How can Norwegian theatre be improved? Which are the visions the different players have in regard to Norwegian theatre?

The speakers at the seminar were Carl Morten Amundsen (then artistic director/CEO at Teateret Vårt/Our Theatre), Tom Remlov (then the leader of the board of BIT Teatergarasjen) and Tove Bratten (Leader of Performing Arts Hub Norway). In the panel were Agnete Haaland (then the leader of The Norwegian Actors' Equity Association/NAEA), Eirik Stubø (then artistic director/CEO at The National Theatre and also a representative for The Contemporary Stage Festival), Ellen Horn (Artistic director/CEO at The Norwegian Touring Theatre), Kristian Seltun (then artistic director/CEO at Black Box Teater and the representative of Performing Arts Network of Norway), Ole Jacob Bull (then the leader of Arts Council Norway), Olemic Thommessen (a parliamentarian for The Conservative Party and a member of the Committee for Cultural Affairs) and Therese Bjørneboe (then a theatre critic for the newspaper Klassekampen and the editor of the journal Norsk Shakespeare og teatertidsskrift). The meeting was chaired by Morten Gjelten (director of NTO, Association of Norwegian Theatres and Orchestras).


BIT Teatergarasjen, Meteor 2005. 25.09.2010: -arkiv

Contributors (12)
Name Role
Marie Nerland – Curator
Carl Morten Amundsen – Other
Therese Bjørneboe – Other
Tove Elisabeth Bratten – Other
Ole Jacob Bull – Other
Morten Gjelten – Other
Ellen Horn – Other
Agnete G. Haaland – Other
Tom Remlov – Other
Kristian Seltun – Other
Eirik Stubø – Other
Olemic Thommesen – Other
Performance dates
October 21, 2005 12:00 – Cinemateket USF, USF Verftet Opening night
Festivals (1)
METEOR October 21, 2005