Oslo International Theatre

Winner of the Norwegian Hedda Award 2011 in the category
Special Artistic Achievement

Oslo International Theatre (Oslo Internasjonale Teater / OIT) was an Imploding Fictions’ project that ran from 2009 – 2018. OIT presented rehearsed readings of contemporary international drama not seen in Norway previously, and occasionally ran related workshops. Our performances were open to the public, but we also targeted the theatre industry especially, to promote the plays to Norwegian theatres and theatre companies.

For more information see: http://oslointernasjonaleteater.com

Plays OIT has done include:

Rapid response plays by Pia Wilson (USA), Sofie Frost, Benjamin Lønne Røsler and Regine Folkman Rossnes (NO)
Human Tsunami: Trump
by Kate Pendry (NO)
Tilfang – excerpts of plays
by Nelly Winterhalder, Benjamin Noble, Khaled Elshmaa, Gianluca Iumiento and Kate Pendry (DE/UK/EG/IT/UK/NO)
The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs
by Mike Daisey (USA)
Forward by Chantal Bilodeau (USA)
Sadness and joy in the life of Giraffes
by Tiago Rodrigues (Portugal)
Getürkt
by Jörg Menke-Peitzmeyer (Germany)
Deportation cast by Björn Bicker (Germany)
The Diamond Stars by Maya van den Heuvel-Arad (The Netherlands/Israel)
Fixer by Lydia Adetunji (United Kingdom/Nigeria)
Clybourne Park by Bruce Norris (USA)
Hamlet is Dead by Ewald Palmetshofer (Austria)
Five Days in March by Toshiki Okada (Japan)
White Rabbit, Red Rabbit by Nassim Soleimanpour (Iran)
Motortown
by Simon Stephens (United Kingdom)
The Truth Will Out
by Jordan Seavey (USA)
The Mercy Seat
 by Neil LaBute (USA)
Headcase (De Kopvoeter)
by Esther Gerritsen (Netherlands)
Medealand
 by Sara Stridsberg (Sweden)
Nightblind (Nachtblind) by Darja Stocker (Switzerland)
Porcelain by Chay Yew (Singapore)
De Onda 
(Monsters) by Niklas Rådström (Sweden)
Flap and Fear by Darren Lerigo (United Kingdom)
The title of the drama about Ante is written here by Ivor Martinic (Croatia)
Schwartzes Tier Traurigkeit (Black Beast) by Anja Hilling (Germany)
The Fever by Wallace Shawn (USA)
Attempts on Her Life by Martin Crimp (United Kingdom)
Seven Jewish Children by Caryl Churchill (United Kingdom)
Seven Other Children
 by Richard Stirling (United Kingdom)

OIT was launched in 2009 and started as a collaboration between Imploding Fictions and Teatersirkus. The last couple of years OIT was run by Imploding Fictions.

Funders included Arts Council Norway, the EU Culture Program, Stiftelsen Fritt Ord, Det Norske Teatret, Dramatikkens hus, The City of Oslo, Fund for Performing Artists (FFUK), Writer’s Guild of Norway, The Dutch Embassy, Nordisk Kulturfond, Pro Helvetia, Goethe-Institut Oslo, the Danish Arts Council and Bydel Sagene.

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