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Garage (2017) is a theatre production for children by Cirka Teater and The Touring Theatre of Trøndelag.

Espen Dekko directed it.

The production was one of two opening performances in the new theatre building of The Touring Theatre of Trøndelag in Verdal 2017. It was next performed on tour in the county of Trøndelag. Garage also visited Bergen International Festival 2018, where it was performed in the venue Cornerteatret, and it visited the festival Heddadagene in Oslo the same year, where it was performed in Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre)'s venue Trikkestallen.

Garage received one award during The Hedda Award 2018. Gilles Berger won the prize in the best stage design/costume design category. In addition, the production was nominated for the award in the best production for children category.


(Objekt ID 76210)
Object type Production
Premiere September 9, 2017
Produced by Cirka Teater, The Touring Theatre of Trøndelag
Audience Children, Adults, Youth (from 6)
Keywords Theatre, Performance for the Family, Performance for children
Running period September 9, 2017  
Duration Approximately 50 minutes
Website Turnéteatret i Trøndelag, Cirka Teatret

The Hedda Jury gave the following reason for the award to Gilles Berger:

"Stage design rarely plays more of a role than the actors in a performance. The award in the best stage design/costume design this year goes to a performance where this is the case. Here, the stage design has the very leading role, and not even words such as creative, original or innovative suffice in describing it. The onstage expression moves between the funny and the surprising, the hysterical and the grandioso, the mechanical and the human. Preparations have been expansive, and the work has demanded much from the designer, measured in artistic insight as well as in technical craft. The final result seems like a work of art in itself.

The Hedda Award goes to Gilles Berger for Garage."

At the webpage of The Touring Theatre of Trøndelag the following, among other things, is written about Garage:

"With Garage, we wanted to make an immediate performance with another theatre aesthetic than what is most often associated with theatre for children. Through humour and fascination, we awaken curiosity in mechanics and creativity. A performance where the poetry lies within the ugly and unpolished, not in the aesthetically beautiful and pure.

Garage was developed in collaboration with Cirka Teater in Trondheim, and it has its world premiere in our new theatre venue September 9. Next, we go on tour, first in Northern Trøndelag the autumn of 2017.

There is no dialogue in the performance, but there is a lot of mechanics. The smallest process can be solved through major processes. As a result, this is a production for all nationalities."

At the website of Bergen International Festival the following, among other things, is written about Garage:

"Two men, a chicken, and a great many machines.
In a messy workshop, there are two mechanics in dirty overalls. With immense fascination and passion for everything that ticks and moves they have made machines that will solve the challenges they meet in their everyday life.

These two men share their workshop with a chicken. Every day she provides food for the workers: a beautiful fresh egg. But what happens if the chicken should one day suddenly lay several eggs, or suddenly disappear completely?

Garage is a messy and humorous theatre performance about creative fever and humans as creative creatures."

Garage was produced with support from Norwegian Culture Fund (Arts Council Norway), the municipality of Trondheim and Spenn.


Import from the Scenekunst.no list of openings 28.08.2017

The Touring Theatre of Trøndelag, 06.04.2018, www.turneteatret.no, https://www.turneteatret.no/forestillinger/garage

Cirka Teater, cirkateater.no, 28.08.2017, http://cirkateater.no/en/#/garage-2017-coproduction/

Bergen International Festival, 06.04.2018, www.fib.no, http://www.fib.no/en/Programme/?TLp=1282378

The Hedda Award, www.heddaprisen.no, 18.06.2018, https://www.heddaprisen.no/vinnere/2018

The Hedda Award, www.heddaprisen.no, 18.06.2018, https://www.heddaprisen.no/nominerte/2018

Contributors (12)
Name Role
Gilles Berger – Concept/Idea
Espen Dekko – Concept/Idea
Espen Dekko – Direction
Martin Smidt – Composition
Gilles Berger – Stage design
Jenny Hilmo Teig – Costume design
Ina Sæther Berger – Illustrator
Gilles Berger – Actor
Paal Viken Bakke – Actor
Lars Opstad – Photo
Monica Stendahl Rokne – Producer
Silje Michaela Kvalheim – Choreogreographic Assistant
Festivals (4)