Norwegian Centre for New Playwriting (NCNP)

The hall, called Hallen, at Dramatikkens hus

Norwegian Centre for New Playwriting (NCNP, established January 1 2010) is a national development and resource centre for new dramatic writing. NCNP puts the emphasis on pre-production and involves the utmost theatre professional competence to cultivate new drama of high quality. Theatre institutions and independent performing arts companies complete, produce and program the results of the development done by Norwegian Centre for New Playwriting. Thus NCNP wishes, in collaboration with the full theatre community to tailor collaboration models to increase the share of new Norwegian drama texts allowed to meet an audience. In other words, the development within NCNP takes place in dialogue with the field of theatre.

NCNP provides means and resources to professional artists as support in writing processes, artistic discussion partners/dramaturge assignations and access to stage venues; workshops and performances. Norwegian Centre for New Playwriting has its own group of dramaturges. They process applications as they are entered. As of now, the group of dramaturges consists of Ole Johan Skjelbred, Matilde Holdhus, Kristina Kjeldsberg, plus 15-20 other dramaturges working on a per project basis.

NCNP receives financial support from The Ministry of Culture and the municipality of Oslo.

The productions linked to through this page are productions that are co-produced by NCNP. If you want to see complete performance listings, please look at the entries of each venue.

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Dans & Toner

Photo from Dans & Toner's production Dikt i Piano* (Poetry in Piano, 2009)

Dans & Toner is a Norwegian dance and music company, specialising in conveying live dance art to contemporary music to children and youth.

Dans & Toner produces and tours continuously. The tours are managed both by Dans & Toner and in collaboration with the counties through The Cultural Rucksack. The productions in question have been accepted by The National Touring Network for Performing Arts.

The company aims to provide artistic experiences to a wide audience. The past few years the company has performed for approximately 270 000 children and youth.

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Scenehuset

Scenehuset has functioned as a production and performance venue for Norwegian performing arts since 1990. Scenehuset is an old church and the venue consists of a main hall with a gallery. Dance Information Norway currently manages Scenehuset.

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