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Operation Self-Discipline

Operation Self-Discipline (2019) was a theatre production by The Norwegian Theatre, based on the book by Agnes Ravatn, in an adaption by Ingrid Weme Nilsen. The production was performed in the theatre's venue Scene 3.

Ingrid Weme Nilsen directed it. She took over the assignment from Peer Perez Øian, who withdrew from the production during rehearsal time. The opening was postponed by two weeks due to the switch of directors.

Actress Charlotte Frogner also withdrew, and Kjersti Aas Stenby took over her role.


(Objekt ID 90332)
Object type Production
Premiere February 28, 2019
Produced by The Norwegian Theatre
Based on Operation Self-Discipline by Agnes Ravatn
Audience Adults
Audience size 1448
Number of events 17
Language Norwegian Nynorsk
Keywords Theatre, Monologue
Running period February 28, 2019  
Duration 1 hour, 10 minutes
Website Det Norske Teatret

At the webpage of The Norwegian Theatre the following, among other things, is written about Operation Self-Discipline:

"Why is the thought of quick gratification so hard to resist, when one knows so much better, inside and out?

An increasing amount of us struggle with procrastination syndromes, stress and weak conscience, falling for temptations that torpedo our long-term aims, checking Facebook every other minute. We like Netflix, sugar and melted cheese.

At the same time, we know that those who are able to control themselves, wait for the good, and plan for the future, have more success in their professional lives, are happier in their private lives, and are of better physical and mental health. So why can't we do it? Why does the primitive part of the brain win out?

Impulse control

Operation Self-Discipline is the performance for you who once had a promising future, but now is an internet-dependant, neurotic, lazy and unhappy dork in lack of time. It is a practical and scientifically funded guide how to beat distractions, stop procrastinating, establish good habits for eating and working out, and regain your impulse control. In short: How to become an excellent representative of humanity."


The Norwegian Theatre, www.detnorsketeatret.no, 03.01.2019, https://www.detnorsketeatret.no/framsyningar/operasjon-sjolvdisiplin/

Contributors (10)
Name Role
Agnes Ravatn – Author
Ingrid Weme Nilsen – Dramatised by
Ingrid Weme Nilsen – Direction
Matilde Holdhus – Dramaturge
Lisa Kristin Valde – Costume (Kostymekoordinator)
Kjersti Aas Stenby – Actor
Helen Hazeland – Props
Hedda Rønneberg – Stage manager
Ola Erik Blæsterdalen – Stage Manager
Ida Hove Solberg – Production assistant
Performance dates
February 28, 2019Scene 3 (tidligere Prøvesalen), The Norwegian Theatre Worldwide premiere