About the project Reconstructions

It’s really crowded!

I’m out of words.

Me too!


It is horrible!

What? That it is so crowded?

People’s suffering. To use that as art.

From idea to performance

The project was NONcompany’s seventh full performance. It was the first time the company worked with a character driven script as the base for a performance, as opposed to working out the text along with the rest of the elements.

For this project the company looked at what they could find in a cinematic universe, and made a concept out of adapting filmatic structures and references to the stage. Lise started writing the script in 2008, with the task to try to write a script for film, that could be performed on a stage.

A year later, summer 2009 NONcompany was in a residency at in the Czech Republic working with the possibilities and limits within the text.

In the exploration of adapting cinema to stage the company went through a lot of ideas and experiments, both with actors and without.

The result was finally presented in the beginning of 2010, a two hour long play, or may one say; a film for stage, where seven actors performed the six intertwined stories on a literally insecure ground.

Performance by NONcompany.

Co-producers: BIT Teatergarasjen and Black Box Teater.

The project is supported by:
Bergen City Council -Department of Culture
The Norwgian Fund for Image and Sound
Arts Council Norway
And Fund for Performing Artists

Beatrice – Veslemoey Moerkrid
Fredrik – Paal Gjertsen Steinsvik
Markus – Jo Adrian Haavind
SHE – Cathrine Frost Andersen
Sara – Charlotte Grundt
Stefan – David Skaufjord
Thomas – Espen Alknes / Emil Johnsen
Kleopatra – Cathrine Frost Andersen
Little Dag – Espen Alknes
The Marlboro Man – Paal Gjertsen Steinsvik & Jo Adrian Haavind / Emil Johnsen

Production by NONcompany
Script and directing – Lise Risom Olsen
Set design and costumes – Lena Lundsten Buchacz
Sounddesign and music – Haavard Pedersen
Light design – Hans Skogen
Light technician – Rebekka Mueller
Producer – Tone Myklatun

Film crew and photo

Actors in TV-show scene:
Trond Fausa Aurvaag – interviewer, film scene
Charlotte Grundt – the artist

Magnus Flaato – camera
Rune Baggerud – sound
Lise Vestby – editing
Marte Rognerud – photo