EU Collective Plays!: Darkness – the Enemy Inside

Darkness - the Enemy Inside is a part of the collaboration between The Academy of Theatre, Oslo National Academy of the Arts and the European project EU Collective Plays!

The Dutch director and visual artist Jacob Schokking has been invited to stage the play at Oslo National Academy of the Arts. The play will be performed by an ensemble consisting of third year bachelor acting students, and a student from the master progam in theatre, specialising in acting.

The play will later be performed by students at North Carolina University in Wilmington USA, in November 2019.  Paul C. Castagno will direct the American version of the play.

Director: Jacob Schokking
Coreograph: Sylvi Fredriksen
Music- and sound: Jan Tariq Rui-Rahman
Light designer: Oscar Udbye
Costume designer: Signe Vasshus
Sound designer: Adrian Nordeng

Actors:  3rd year bachelor students: Helene Naustdal Bergsholm, Gina Hermine Bernhoft Gørvell, Victoria Ose, Thea Lambrechts Vaulen, Manish Sharma, Ina Svenningdal, and 2nd year master student theatre: Fredrik Høstaker

THE COLLECTIVE PLAYS! aims at promoting the creation of plays which are the result of a collaboration of playwrights of different nationalities.   The playwrights meet and cooperate to create a narrative structure which is organic but at the same time incorporates different perspectives, styles, languages and idioms.  In this dimension, the final play’s draft is entrust to one playwright who never tries to homologate the different styles but, on the contrary, tries to highlight their contrasts by creating a collective narrative structure which resembles a cubist painting.

THE NORDIC GROUP is initiated and curated by Gianluca Iumiento.  The Nordic Group gathered together five writers from different areas of the North of Europe to write a play inspired by the psychological condition of living in the darkest part of the globe.

Darkness - the Enemy Inside is written by Gianluca Iumiento, Tale Næss, Kristin Eìriksdottìr, Sigbjørn Skåden and Albert Ostermaier and assembled by head-writer Tale Næss.


Read more about the project.