"It feels like I'm going to die. Every single time.
My heart is pounding, I can't breathe, I just have to get away.
Just because I see a man in a police uniform.

Breathe in, breathe out.
It is not dangerous. That's it, that's it.
You'll be fine.

Remember it was you who taught me to breathe like this?"

In the monologue performance Å LEVE VIDERE by Nina Wester and Rimfrost produksjoner, we meet the sister who was at Utøya with her brother. She was 17 years old, he was 23. Her brother never came home again. She talks about the 12 years without her brother and tries to live on with the loss, grief and fear that characterize everyday life at home in Northern Norway.

At the same time, she is witnessing a society where politics is becoming more and more polarized, and where the perpetrator's extreme views are taking hold in more and more people. In Norway, we promised each other to "never be silent, never forget", but the important debate that was to take place after July 22 stagnated. In her fictional conversations with her brother, she takes a stand that leads her to something unexpected.

"I go over what happened again and again so that my
my brain to find a way it can understand.
Why did it happen? How is it possible?
And why was it so quiet afterwards when we promised each other that we would never stop shouting?"

Å LEVE VIDERE is made by Rimfrost Productions in collaboration with Kloden teater. The production is written and directed by Nina Wester and is based on conversations with a family who lost a loved one on Utøya Island. The monologue reflects experiences after the terror of July 22nd, focusing on the part of the attack that happened on Utøya. The performance is made for audiences without memories of July 22, 2011.

Supported by Arts Council Norway - Independent performing arts project, The Norwegian Artists' Grant, SPENN, The Audio Visual Fund, Tromsø Municipality, Dramatikkens Hus, Fritt Ord, ArtLab, Fund for freelancers, Rådstua Teaterhus, Raske Penger - Davvi

75 minutes

Max capacity:

Set up:
120 minutes

60 minutes

Stage size:
8m x 6m x 2.5m

Room or area specifications:
Can be performed in both cultural centers and gyms, but in the case of gyms or similar, it is important that an amphitheater is built so that everyone can see. An audience of 150 is not possible if the audience is sitting on a flat floor.

Audience location:
In an amphitheater or similar. (The number of audience members depends on the audience's ability to see well.)

Carrying help:

Must be blended:

Technical equipment (must be rented or brought):

2 x 16 amp power

Other equipment:
A van for stage design must be rented. A Peugeot Partner or similar will probably suffice. For the time being, there are two people on the road, with the actor living in Oslo and the technician outside Arendal, but it is possible that we will add a person to take a post-show call. In that case, we will have to adapt with a van that can accommodate three people.

Christina Sleipnes

Nina Wester
Director, Playwright/text

Mari Lotherington
Set design, Costumes

Peder Unger Weierholt

Øystein Heitmann
Lighting design

Andreas Wangsbro
Sound design, Composer

Kristine Myhre Tunheim
Artistic director, Other

Siri Børs-Lind

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Please contact:
Kristine Myhre Tunheim