Photo Sveinn Fnnar Jóhannsson

PEER/BITCH

Henriette Pedersen / Nartmanstiftelsen (NO)

19 October 20.00 20-22 October 19.00

Black Box teater


WORLD PREMIERE

‘PEER/BITCH’ is Henriette Pedersen and Runa Borch Skolseg’s matriarchal shout-out to national epic Peer Gynt. ‘PEER/BITCH’ moves the plot 151 years forward in time, lets the main characters swap genders, and explores structural unequal treatment concerning who is allowed to behave like an asshole. Norwegian drama’s perhaps most disagreeable main character is not very interested in submitting to society’s norms, but how rooted are gender and sexuality in Ibsen’s text?

“I am no easy bitch from bygda”, says PEER BITCH. The performance lets unstoppable depression, rage, and lust of the flesh trample Ibsen’s structures, inviting the audience in to a cleansing and liberating round dance.

Choreographer Henriette Pedersen has worked at the intersection of theatre, dance, and visual art since 2000. Questions related to gender, sexuality, and power structures are pervasive in her work, as they are here. Runa Borch Skolseg is a playwright and author, maximalist, and feminist.

THE LANGUAGE IN THIS PIECES IS IN NORWEGIAN AND SWEDISH


Credits

Choreographer Henriette Pedersen

Playwright Runa Borch Skolseg

Performer Caisa Stina Forssberg

Lighting Ane Reiersen

Set design and costume Olav Ryland Myrtvedt

Set design and costume assistant Antti Bjørn

Wig and makeup Embla Høyland Skognes

Sound Vilde Ilkama Nupen

Outside ear Katrine Ganer Skaug

Photo Sveinn Fannar Jóhannsson

Program text Anette Therese Pettersen

Dramaturge Oda Radoor

Producer Morten Kippe

Co-production Black Box Teater

Supported by Arts Council Norway, Bergesenstiftelsen, Clara Lachmanns Stiftelse and Letterstedtska Föreningen.