Dottera* (The Daughter)

Premiére date23 Feb. 2019
Produced byGoksøyr & Martens, The Norwegian Theatre
Based onDottera by Camilla Martens, Toril Goksøyr
LanguageNorwegian Nynorsk
ExpressionsTheatre, Drama
Running period23 Feb. 2019  
WebsiteDet Norske Teatret

About Dottera* (The Daughter)

Dottera* (The Daughter) (2019) was a theatre production by The Norwegian Theatre, based on a play by Toril Goksøyr and Camilla Martens. The production was performed at the theatre's main stage.

Toril Goksøyr and Camilla Martens directed it.

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

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    More about Dottera* (The Daughter)

    At the webpage of The Norwegian Theatre the following, among other things, is written about Dottera* (The Daughter):

    "It is a fair morning. A woman and a man wake up almost at the same moment, and they stay in bed longer than they ought to, as their children are still asleep. They will soon eat breakfast, and they will load their bicycles onto the car, to go where they made a tent camp last year. The oldest daughter has decided to stay at home. She has invited some girls to celebrate that she turns 18. This is fine, as they are nice girls. Besides, her mother has said that she will go by some time during the night. So she has said - but what if it doesn't happen after all?

    Dottera is a story about a family. About my children and yours, and the one who just lives here a little, as she lives mostly with her mother. It is a story about the way everything may break apart during one single night, even though we all long for the same thing.


    Dottera is the second part of the pentalogy Livet* (Life) - a series of productions describing the transformations of life, from birth to death. The text is based on conversations with parents, stepparents, children, youth and one another.

    The audience sits in a frame some four meters above ground, looking down into a home consisting of bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom, living room and hall. At the same time, they are provided with each their headset, to make it possible to follow a three-dimensional soundscape.

    Goksøyr & Martens

    Goksøyr & Martens was established in 1997 by Toril Goksøyr and Camilla Martens. They use documentary strategies in their work, authentic elements connecting art and reality. Earlier, they have performed 11 år* (11 years) at The Norwegian Theatre. 11 år was nominated for The Hedda Award in the production of the year category in 2017.

    Goksøyr & Martens is financed through Arts Council Norway, and supported by the foundations Bergesenstiftelsen and Fritt Ord. The project has been developed at Norwegian Centre for New Playwriting (NCNP)."


    The Norwegian Theatre,, 03.01.2019,

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