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Escape the Universe

Escape the Universe (2017) is a theatre production by by Proxy. The production had its premiere at Black Box Teater.

The artists in the by Proxy collective - Anders Firing Aardal, Matias Askvik, Marthe Sofie Løkeland Eide, David Jensen, Ylva Owren and Heiki Riipinen - collaborated in creating the concept, text and direction.


(Objekt ID 70622)
Object type Production
Premiere March 29, 2017
Produced by
Coproducers , BIT Teatergarasjen, Grenland Friteater, , , Black Box Teater
Language English
Keywords Fantasy, Theatre
Running period March 29, 2017  
Website BIT Teatergarasjen, by Proxy

At the webpage of Black Box Teater the following, among other things, is written about Escape the Universe:

"The universe is shared by all people. Its size, beauty and unfathomable complexity fascinate, but can be much to take in for each of us.

At the same time, everyday life comes with demands one must meet. Accumulated knowledge, relationships to maintain and trivial tasks to be done, may be a hindrance to looking up, think new thoughts and dream of other ways to live. 

The artists of By Proxy nullify gravity in an invitation to celebrate the universe. Escape the Universe is an artistic experiment of thoughts, driven forth by an urge for a poetic shelter, a room in which science, fantasy and fiction mix freely. The basis of this escape is a sincere wish to handle the potential of the universe's seemingly endless and intangible character. Through establishing another space and a celebration of cosmic dimensions, the artists and the members of the audience can share their visions for the future, and perhaps also unveil which values matter the most, here and now, in this life on earth."


Black Box Teater, www.blackbox.no, 15.09.2017, http://www.blackbox.no/tittel/escape-the-universe/

Import from the Scenekunst.no list of openings 19.02.2017

Performance dates
April 14, 2018 19:00 – Studio USF, USF Verftet Show
April 13, 2018 19:00 – Studio USF, USF Verftet New opening
April 8, 2018Teaterhuset Avant Garden Show
April 7, 2018Teaterhuset Avant Garden Show
March 29, 2017 19.00 – Store scene Black Box Teater (Marstrandgata) Opening night
Press coverage

Lillian Bikset, Det en får ut av Escape the Universe, er det en selv er villig til å legge inn (literally: What one gets from Escape the Universe, is what one is willing to put in), Dagbladet March 29 2017:

"Escape the Universe is performing arts as social happening. Punch is served and cake is served. The actors put away the spectator's outerwear, and give out floating wests, meant to be used as pillows when sitting on the floor, in return. The disaster in question is too enormous for floating wests. We talk of the death of the sun and the end of the universe. This apocalyptic consciousness lies within and beneath all that happens in Escape the Universe. The artists, with education background as actors and stage designers at The Norwegian Theatre Academy in Fredrikstad (and related to other artists educated in the same institution) call Escape the Universe 'a poetic shelter, a room in which science, fantasy and fiction mix freely'."