Mini Monologue Festival

The Open Theatre (Det Åpne Teater) invited to Mini Monologue Festival in May 2005.

The festival posed questions such as:

Is there such a thing as female drama - and what are good roles for women? Have dramas written by women anything in common in regard of theme and the creation of roles? Do only men put women in the role of victims and is the perspective different when the writer is a woman? Is it possible to get to a point when the emphasis is on the good role, no matter its gender?

*Not yet translated into English. The title within parentheses is the Norwegian title's literal meaning.

Requirements to venue

Blackout No

Mini Monologue Festival was arranged by The Open Theatre (Det Åpne Teatret) April 13 2005. The festival was a workshop about the monologue as a format, led by Ragnhild A. Mærli.

Twelve monologues were written and by these, seven were selected for Mini Monologue Festival: Tanken er en ting* (The Thought is a Thing) by Tale Næss, Englebarn* (Angel Child) by Tonje Gotschalksen, Minner om mink* (Memories of Mink) by Helga Samset, Voldtekt* (Rape) by Ellisiv Lindkvist, Min helt er ingen* (My hero is nobody) by Sissel Lie, Humla* (The Bumblebee) by Grete Jenseg and Jeg hater at verden er sånn* (I hate that the world is like this) by Lisa C. B. Lie. The instructor for the readings of these monologues during Mini Monologue Festival was Mari Moen. The actresses were Arnhild Litleré, Line Verndal, Grete Jenseg and Mai Lise Rasmussen.

During Mini Monologue Festival the following performances also took place:

Excerpts from the production An Evening with Johnny Johnson by and with Kate Pendry.

Food for fuck’s sake (Work in progress, from monologue to dialogue) by Rolf Losnegård with Idun Losnegård and Jeanette M. Kjær.

Vocation of a Whore by Natalia Capra with Annika Strøhm directed by Gianpiero Borgia.

Stand-up with Turid Svensøy.


The Open Theatre (Det Åpne Teater), archive, program for Mini Monologue Festival

Turid Larsen, 06.05.2005, Article called Kvinnerollen ut av kvinnebåsen (literally: The female role out of the female box),, 11.11.2010,

*Not yet translated into English. The title within parentheses is the Norwegian title's literal meaning.

Performance dates
May 7, 2005Skuret – Other
May 7, 2005Prøvesalen – Work-in-progress
May 7, 2005Hallen – Show
May 6, 2005Skuret – Other
May 6, 2005Hallen – Show