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Espen Klouman Høiner

VI, FOLKET

9. april –11. april 2019

Lille Scene 09.04.2019 19:00

Lille Scene 10.04.2019 19:00

Lille Scene 11.04.2019 19:00

Lille Scene 11.04.2019 21:00

1 h.

“ A low-key situation report that says far more than many political analyses.” Amund Grimstad, Klassekampen

Elected one of the year’s best performances in 2018 by the Norwegian Shakespeare magazine.

Twenty years after being an exchange student staying with a working class family in the small town of Danvers (Illinois), Espen Klouman Høiner re-visited them in 2017. Based upon conversations with the host family’s mother Rose, Klouman Høiner has created the monologue VI, FOLKET (We, the people). It has become a poetic life story that takes us from adolescence, through life with young children who grow up to become their own adults.


Together with Camilla Vatne Barratt-Due and Signe Becker, Klouman Høiner has, as a counterpart to chaos and polarization, created a quiet conceptualization of the American dream or reality, with the white working class as his point.

  • Extra added performance Thursday 11. april 21:00. Tickets for sale soon

Espen Klouman Høiner is a writer, director and actor. His artistic work alternates between film, performance and productions of his original texts. He has worked as an actor at the National Theater and Trøndelag Theater. He is a member of Verk Produksjoner and of Sør-Trøndelag Teater, a an actors’ collective, which presented Steppeulven at Black Box teater in June 2017.  VI, FOLKET is his first solo performance.

Camilla Vatne Barratt-Due is a musician, composer and performance artist who has developed music for a number of performing art productions by choreographers and directors, including recent works with Ingri Fiksdal and Eirik Fauske.

Signe Becker is a scenographer and artist. Her artistic work alternates between theater, performance and dance and her own art projects. She is a permanent scenographer with Verk Produksjoner and received, along with Ingri Fiksdal and Ingvild Langgård, the Oslo Award from Natt&Dag for Performance of the Year with their production Night Tripper.

Tekst, regi, utøver / Text, direction, actor: Espen Klouman Høiner. Scenografi, kostyme, lys / Scenography, costume, light: Signe Becker. Musikk, lyd / music, sound: Camilla Barratt-Due. Haiku-dikt / Haiku poem: Gina Hechinger. Dramaturg / dramaturge: Matilde Holdhus. Co-produsert av / Co-produced by: Teaterhuset Avant Garden (Trondheim). Støttet av / Supported by: Black Box teater (Oslo), Dramatikkens Hus, Fritt Ord, Kulturrådet (prosjektstøtte, fond for lyd og bilde). Takk / Thanks: Rose Theison, John Theison, Domenic Theison, Gina Hechinger, Brad Hechinger, Frank Zimmerman.