U-dub - Exercises in the art of surviving a state of emergency (2016) was a theatre production by Transiteatret in collaboration with Dramatikkens hus and Prosjektprogram for kunstnerisk utvikling (Oslo National Academy of the Arts). The text was written by Tore Vagn Lid.

Tore Vagn Lid directed it.

U-dub - Exercises in the art of surviving a state of emergency was nominated for The Hedda Award 2017 in the best production for youth category.


(Objekt ID 66020)
Object type Production
Premiere April 25, 2016
Produced by Tore Vagn Lid/Transiteatret Bergen
In collaboration with Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Norwegian Centre for New Playwriting (NCNP)
Audience Youth (from 15)
Language Norwegian
Expressions Musical theatre
Running period April 25, 2016  
Website Transiteatret

In the nomination text, The Hedda Jury described U-dub - Exercises in the art of surviving a state of emergency as follows:

"A situation in which regular laws and rules are set aside, often caused by sudden disaster, is labelled a state of emergency. The dramaturgy of a state of emergency removes the security net and makes each and every one responsible. In the performance, which was given a local award for performing arts in Bergen in 2015, the dub genre's musical strategies, frames of thinking and ways of working, are transferred to the stage in an expanded mix of use of space, video, sound, movement, action, play and audio play."


Import from the Scenekunst.no list of openings 18.04.2016

The SAND festival, sandfestival.no, 14.09.2016, http://sandfestival.no/transiteatret-no-u-dub-ovelser-i-unntakstilstand/

The Hedda Award, www.heddaprisen.no, https://www.heddaprisen.no/nominerte/2017

Contributors (9)
Name Role
Tore Vagn Lid – Text
Tore Vagn Lid – Concept/Idea
Tore Vagn Lid – Composition
Tor Christian Faugstad Bleikli – Performer
Hilde Anine Hasselberg – Performer
Tore Vagn Lid – Performer
Tomas Nilsson – Performer
Morten Skage – Performer
Jonas Skarmark – Performer
Performance dates
September 17, 2016 19:00 , SAND-festivalen – Show
April 25, 2016 – Worldwide premiere
Festivals (1)
SAND-festivalen September 17, 2016
Awards - Nominations (1)