Digital version

Mare. Digital version (2020) was a digital theatre production by The Norwegian Theatre. The production was based on a text for theatre by Lisa Lie. The digital version was a recording of the theatre production Mare from 2019. It was made available through The Norwegian Theatre's digital platform at the theatre's website during the Corona crisis the spring of 2020. The recording was openly accessible in the time after it was first released, and the access was free.

Lisa Lie directed the production.

Lie won The Norwegian Ibsen Award 2020 for her text for Mare.


(Objekt ID 99346)
Object type Production
Premiere April 24, 2020
Produced by The Norwegian Theatre
Based on Mare by Lisa Charlotte Baudouin Lie
Audience Adults
Language Norwegian Nynorsk
Keywords Theatre, Tragicomedy/Seriocomedy, Video, Corona-production, Digital production
Running period April 24, 2020  

The Norwegian Ibsen Award's jury gave the following reason for the award to Lisa Lie:

"Mare by Lisa Lie is a subtle and intelligent weave of references, characterised by musicality, originality and warmth. Springing out from Euripides' Medea, Lie spins forth a rich dramatic landscape in the range between classical tragedy and modern life view. The mythological, near archaic understanding of Medea is turned around, given a contemporary and intelligent perspective. The mythical is connected to our own time and age through ancient and contemporary references, and it becomes a journey into a mythical landscape, where the end stop is inside ourselves. The range between the post-dramatic structure, in which the stage design takes the place of a driving dramaturgical element, and monologues bringing the reader close to the main character, brings the drama close. As Medea says:

All we do against the defenceless. Without being able to see that it happens. Beneath our streets. Inside the houses. The missing children. Those who disappear. Those who have none to defend them. The betrayal from those who claim they defend them. And there I am. I mirror you. The darkness in you.

(Translated by Lillian Bikset for this Sceneweb entry. The original text is not translated into the English, and it sounds as follows: Alt det vi gjer mot dei forsvarslause. Utan at vi klarer å sjå at det skjer. Under gatene våre. Inne i husa. Dei sakna barna. Dei som forsvinn. Dei som ikkje har nokon til å forsvare seg. Svikta av dei som påstår forsvare dei. Og der har du meg. Eg speglar deg. Mørket i deg.)"


The Norwegian Theatre,, 27.04.2020,

The municipality of Skien,, 02.04.2020,

Contributors (17)
Name Role
Lisa Charlotte Baudouin Lie – Playwright
Gunnhild Øyehaug – Translation
Lisa Charlotte Baudouin Lie – Direction
Magnus Børmark – Composer
Ingrid Weme Nilsen – Dramaturge
Maja Nilsen – Stage design
Maja Nilsen – Costume design
Ivar Mykland – Video/Film
Magnus Børmark – Sound design
Kerstin Weimers – Lighting design
Madalena Sousa Helly-Hansen – Actor
Christian Ruud Kallum – Actor
Renate Reinsve – Actor
Kjersti Aas Stenby – Actor
Oddgeir Thune – Actor
Ivar Mykland – Photo (kamera)
Bjørn Kjetil Undheim – Photo (kamera)
Performance dates
April 24, 2020The Norwegian Theatre, digital offering Opening night