Sweatshop Aleppo

Sweatshop Aleppo (2019) was a theatre production by Vega Teater in collaboration with Noor Productions, based on a play by Tale Næss. It was performed at Vega Scene.

Katinka Rydin Berge directed it.


(Objekt ID 93380)
Object type Production
Premiere June 15, 2019
Produced by Vega Scene AS
Coproducers Noor Productions
Based on Sweatshop Aleppo by Tale Næss
Audience Adults
Language Norwegian
Expressions Theatre
Running period June 15, 2019  
Website Vega Scene

At the webpage of Vega Scene the following, among other things, is written about Sweatshop Aleppo:

"In Sweatshop Aleppo we meet three volunteering aides who search for boat refugees somewhere along the Mediterranean. While they wait, they revive the stories of two young girls who sew lifejackets in a textile factory in Turkey, and a boy dreaming true dreams. The latter is locked in by the war in Syria. These young people all dream about the freedom to be together and to move freely. About doing ordinary things, such as meeting the person one is in love with, or to know where one's family is.

In Sweatshop Aleppo poetry, dreams and music melt together into a unique sound experience. The audience is placed in the middle of the story universe, sitting on benches with the actors onstage."

The development of the script has been supported by Arts Council Norway and the freedom of expression foundation Fritt Ord, and Sweatshop Aleppo has been developed in collaboration with Oslo National Academy of the Arts (KHIO).


Import from the Scenekunst.no list of openings 22.08.2019

Vega Scene, vegascene.no, 20.09.19, https://vegascene.no/incoming/article1405826.ece

Name Role
Tale Næss – Playwright
Katinka Rydin Berge – Direction
Jo David Lysne – Music
Jo David Lysne – Sound design
Stian Lindquist – Lighting design
Hege Aga Edelsteen – Actor
Line Heie Hallem – Actor
Espen Løvås – Actor
Elisabeth Rogstad – Tailoring
Nikolai Fuglerud – Technical director
Halvor Helvig – Lighting technician
Anita Basmo Bjørnstad – Producer
Marianne Siljuberg – Producer
Ingvild Rømo Grande – Consultant (Scenografist konsulent)
Performance dates
September 14, 2019Vega Scene – New opening
June 15, 2019Vega Scene , Norwegian Drama Festival – Worldwide premiere
Norwegian Drama Festival June 15, 2019