Henrik Ibsen is dead. "Most unfortunate," some will tell you, "Thank heavens," say others and "I was not aware of that," say a very few people. One thing is certain; there is nothing new coming from the hands of the master anymore. But three norwegian actors from Oslo – the town where Ibsen spent most of his working life – have made it their mission to conjure up new, one act plays by Ibsen - plays that have not yet been written - to ensure a steady flow of new work.
This is not improv like you're used to. Based on the writings of Ibsen, his characters, themes and narrative style, these Norwegians combine theatre and improv, in a rare, moving and playful manner. The audience gives a suggestion for an Ibsenesque title, and then it's pure tragedy until the end.
Photos by Tor Orset
"...the text reveals unexpectedly beautiful sentences...a beautiful result: the audience is witness to the creation of a play, here and now."
- Theaterkrant.nl, 2015
“Torgny G. Aanderaa, Camilla Frey and Nils Petter Mørland are an outstanding group of improv. Invited at the Berlin Impro Festival, they collected some wonders and admiration from the connoisseurs.”
- Impro-News.de, 2016