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Foto: Alette Schei Rørvik. Fra "Den skinnende byen" (2022)
Foto: Alette Schei Rørvik. Fra "Den skinnende byen" (2022)

The actor's creative space – artistic strategies for the creative actor in the text-based theatre

PhD Candidate Espen Klouman Høiner's doctoral project

Academic summary

In what way can the development of strategies based on principles of idiorrythmy, double-performative dramaturgy and aesthetics of silence lay the foundations for a new type of aesthetic presence for the actor in the text-based theatre?

In what ways can staging of the actor in the public space help to increase the actor's individual and collective influence and status as a creative artist in the text-based theatre, in the performing arts field and in the public at large?

In what way can these strategies create structural alternatives to the prevailing standardized and hierarchical production model in the text-based theatre?

How can the development of these strategies lay the foundation for a more process-philosophical and ecocentric way of working in the text-based theatre?

Project facts

Project title The actor's creative space – artistic strategies for the creative actor in the text-based theatre
Project manager Espen Klouman Høiner
Oslo National Academy of the Arts
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Department Academy of Theatre