NTA graduation production: Gays & Workers

June 2-4 + June 9-11: The bachelor students in scenography and acting show their graduation performance directed by Agder Nye Teater. There will be three performances at NTA in Fredrikstad (free tickets) and three performances at Nationaltheatret in Oslo (ticket fee).

Photo: Based on drawing by Liv Solberg

The bachelor students in scenography and acting at the Norwegian Theatre Academy (Østfold University College) show their graduation performance directed by Agder Nye Teater:

Norwegian Theatre Academy in Fredrikstad:

  • THURSDAY, JUNE 2 at 19:00
  • FRIDAY, JUNE 3 at 19:00
  • SATURDAY, JUNE 4 at 15:00

The performance is presented in the academy's Black Box. Tickets can be booked for free via: https://nta.hoopla.no/sales

Nationaltheatret in Oslo:

  • THURSDAY, JUNE 9 at 19:00
  • FRIDAY, JUNE 10 at 19:00
  • SATURDAY, JUNE 11 at 15:00

The performance is presented at Amfiscenen. Tickets can be bought via: https://www.nationaltheatret.no/forestillinger/gay--workers/

About the performance:

A queer young man moves from a small town to the big city. Coming from isolation, secrecy and an inner world waiting to be revealed, he moves into a collective of like-minded people. A story that a few decades back could end with a life in the shadow of shame now ends happily. 

Midway through, the performance begins again. The queer young man has been transformed through the collective struggles for visibility, tolerance and self-dignity. Now he reunites with his own family. The ones he left; the working class that represented the stifling culture of masculinity that he defined himself as opposed to. 

How do they look at each other now? How can they find each other again?

The script is inspired by the writing of Didier Eribon. Eribon writes from an autobiographical standpoint and therefore discusses identity politics from the perspective of the gay man. From this starting point, we have researched domination mechanisms and created a piece about class, the power of insults, the creation of social identities and the ways in which hierarchies are (re)produced and (re)negotiated in society.

Welcome to a world of protected freedom, a safe space where everything you need to exist is provided, all available options already laid out. As we stumble among the objects that both define us and weigh us down, what do we take with us and what do we leave?

Agder Nye Teater 
Directing, choreography and dramatisation: Magnus Sparsaas, Sebastian Biong 

Scenography and costume: Astrid Sønderskov Andersen, Henriette Schwabe 
Lighting design: Nana Andrea Tiefenböck 
Performers: Alba Greve, Anna Bjørgulf, Anna Rauhala, Clara Randum, Frederikke Hooge Steen Berg, Guillermo John Magno, Karol Matuszak, Laura Spottag Fog, Madelen Larsen, Max Levin Kugler

Produced by: Norwegian Theatre Academy at Østfold University College
Artistic tutors: Electa Behrens, Ylva Owren
Technical support: Tim Finset-Karlsen, Ulf Knudsen
Production manager: Sunniva Solberg
Photo: Based on drawing by Liv Solberg


Norwegian description: https://www.hiof.no/nta/english/about/news-events/homser---arbeidere.html

Published May 24, 2022 2:30 PM - Last modified May 30, 2022 12:03 PM