Winner of the Norwegian Hedda Award 2011 in the category
Special Artistic Achievement
Oslo International Theatre (Oslo Internasjonale Teater / OIT) started as a collaboration between Imploding Fictions and Teatersirkus, launched in 2009. Today OIT is run by Imploding Fictions. OIT translates contemporary international drama not been seen in Norway previously, into Norwegian, and produces rehearsed readings of these plays on a regular basis. Our performances are open to the public, but we also target the theatre industry especially, to promote the plays to Norwegian theatres and theatre companies.
Plays OIT has done so far include:
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)
We hope to see you soon at one of our readings!
You can get in touch with OIT via oslointernasjonaleteater (a) gmail.com or give us a call on (0047) 986 37 123.
Current and past funders include Norsk Kulturråd, Stiftelsen Fritt Ord, Det Norske Teatret, Dramatikkens hus, Oslo Kommune, Fond for Utøvende Kunstnere, Dramatikerforbundet, The Dutch Embassy, Nordisk Kulturfond, Pro Helvetia, Goethe-Institut Oslo and Bydel Sagene. OIT is an NGO and run as an idealistic, non-profit venture.