International workshops at The Norwegian Actors' Centre this fall

International workshops at The Norwegian Actors' Centre this fall

The Norwegian Actors’ Centre has several exciting workshops in English this fall with international guest teachers. We hope to see you in Oslo soon!


Please feel free to forward this information to anyone who may be interested.

Masterclass in actor-musicianship 
28th Aug 2014

This masterclass serves as an introduction to actor-musicianship, and shows how live music and musicality can form a conceptual starting point when producing theatre and performance. Discover the benefits of musicality for an actor and the theatrical possibilities that lie in playing an instrument! Actor-musician, director and teacher Jeremy Harrison is one of the leading figures in British music-theatre.  Read more here.

Michael Chekhov Workshop with The Actors Gym

22nd Sept – 24th Sept 2014

Study The Michael Chekhov Technique instructed by American actor and experienced Michael Chekhov technique instructor, Jeffrey Glickman. Jeffrey Glickman says that The Actors Gym Workshop is for both new and veteran actors to come and work together, blast through boundaries and take risks to become a more fine tuned, specific and COMPELLING ACTOR – not just a competent one.

Read more here.

Staging the story with Michael Harvey

Oslo: 8th Oct 2014
Tromsø: 11
th-12th Oct 2014
Kristiansand: 13
th-14th Oct

This workshop draws on Michael's extensive experience of inter-disciplinary performance practice and international collaboration to provide straightforward tools for collaborative performance. Michael has told stories both as a solo performer and with other artists throughout the UK and Europe as well as in North and South America. He combines depth of material with lightness of delivery which is timed and paced to perfection and minted fresh for every audience. You can have a look at Michaels webpage here or read an article written by Michael about staging the story and the challenges involved here. See our program here.

Puppeteering with Wakka Wakka

20th-21st Oct 2014 and 22nd-24th Oct

We have invited the award winning puppetry company Wakka Wakka to lead two workshops at Norsk Skuespillersenter; one for actors curious about working with puppets, and one for experienced puppeteers. Don't miss out on a workshop with one of the most innovative puppet theatre companies working today!
Read more here and here.


Sign up for all our workshops through our webpage: 
Browse our English page for hints and tips on how to apply:

Welcome to The Norwegian Actors Centre!


Vennlig hilsen / Best wishes,

Øystein Ulsberg Brager

Kunstnerisk konsulent


Norsk Skuespillersenter

Welhavensgate 1, 0166 Oslo

Tlf. 22 20 65 60 / Mobil 986 37 123


International workshops at The Norwegian Actors' Centre this spring: Applications Open!

About and Application Guidelines: The Norwegian Actors’ Centre (Norsk Skuespillersenter) is a training centre for professional actors and theatre makers. We provide workshops, seminars, master classes, networking events and other industry events for actors all over Norway. Our aim is to facilitate continuous professional development within the performing arts. We have a strong focus on cross-disciplinary collaboration and networking, and a number of our events are open to other theatre, film and arts professionals as well as actors.

The Norwegian Actors’ Centre was initiated by the Norwegian Actors’ Equity Association, and became an independent organization in 2001. We still have close links to the Norwegian Actors’ Equity Association, and the Chairman of our board is always the same person as the head of the Norwegian Actors’ Equity Association. We are funded by the Norwegian government, and can therefore offer highly subsidized workshops.

You do not need to be a member of the Norwegian Actors’ Equity Association to participate on our workshops, but you have to be a professional actor, either with a BA in acting or the equivalent professional experience (unless it is a cross-disciplinary workshop). If you are not a member of the Norwegian Actors’ Equity Association, please send us your CV when you apply for a workshop.

The Norwegian Actors’ Centre has several exciting workshops in English this spring with international guest teachers. We hope to see many international participants on or workshops!

Slapstick and physical comedy with Trygve Wakenshaw (New Zealand)
15th – 16th January

The man behind the Edinburgh smash hit comedy Squidboy visits The Norwegian Actors’ Centre! Don’t miss what will undoubtedly be the funniest workshop you do this year! (But where you also learn a lot.)

Musical scenes to song
15th – 16th February 
Practice going from dialogue into song and back again with experienced musical theatre director Lisa Kent (UK). Essential knowledge for all actors who are going to perform in musical theatre.

Hip hop poetics with Darian Dauchan (New York)
Trondheim: 24th February
Oslo: 3rd March 
You've heard the question time and time again. Is Hip Hop poetry? Of course it is! But can you prove it? In this workshop we settle the score once and for all by pinpointing poetic forms and devices embedded in Hip Hop lyrics! Both lovers of Hip Hop and those new to it are welcome. A workshop both for actors and hip hop heads of all kinds! Join us either in Trondheim or in Oslo, and get a FREE FESTIVAL PASS to hip hop theatre festival SPKRBOX included!

Hip hop theatre with Dama Nilz (New York)

Trondheim: 23rd February

Oslo: 3rd March
An empowering workshop for female actors and hip hopers who want to explore their creativity! (…but men are also welcome!) Join us either in Trondheim or in Oslo, and get a FREE FESTIVAL PASS to hip hop theatre festival SPKRBOX included!

Challenging a young audience – actors, ethics and new writing
23rd – 25th April

·         Three day workshop exploring challenging new writing for young audiences lead by director, playwright and investigative journalist Adam Barnard (UK)

·         Work sharing at Theatre Café Festival Oslo for an industry audience

·         Includes FREE festival pass to Theatre Café Festival Oslo including meals!


Sign up for all our workshops through our webpage: 
Browse our English page for hints and tips on how to apply:

 A limited number of travel bursaries are available. Contact us via email for more information.

 Welcome to The Norwegian Actors Centre!

 Vennlig hilsen / Best wishes,

Øystein Ulsberg Brager

Kunstnerisk konsulent

 Norsk Skuespillersenter

Welhavensgate 1, 0166 Oslo

Tlf. 22 20 65 60 / Mobil 986 37 123


Oslo International Acting Festival 2013 1-7 June

Oslo International Acting Festival is an international arena for theoretical and empirical exchange on acting methods and performative approaches organized by The Academy of Theatre, Oslo National Academy of The Arts and The Norwegian Actors' Center. Some of the world’s leading practitioners and pedagogues are coming, and all workshops will be held in English.

The festival is open to professional actors, acting students and other theater and film practitioners.

This year the festival will take place from the 1st to the 7th June, under the heading "the audience". The festival shall question and explore working methods and acting techniques related to the audience: What happens when you include the audience already at the development stage? How can an actor work with his relationship to the audience? Can the audience become an active part of the performance, and how does that affect the actor?

Richard Schechner (USA)
The Yes Men (USA)
Laurent Chetouane (FR)
Fix & Foxy (DK)
Gisella Mendoza (AR)
Veronika Bökkelmann (DE)

How to apply
Sign up via The Norwegian Actors' Centre has 30
subsidized places available for professional actors. Full prize for the festival is 4500,- NOK. We subsidize that with 2000,-, so that the 30 participants who get a place through us only pay 2500,- NOK.

Other theatre practitioners:
Price: 4500,- NOK

The Norwegian Actors' Centre can help international participants find cheap accommodation. Please don't hesitate to contact us. We also have a limited number of travel bursaries available of 1000,- NOK.

Welcome to the festival!


SEANSE ART CENTER (Norway) is proud to present the first international conference to focus on TEACHING ARTISTRY.  

We invite artists, arts educators, administrators, academicians, and interested professionals from all over the world to join us for an unprecedented three days of inquiry into this worldwide phenomenon, this rich opportunity, this growing trend. We will explore the ways in which artists are effective educators in cultures around the world; what and how they accomplish their goals; the ways in which artist-educators in all countries function in the same ways and in different ways. Only 120 participants–network with colleagues from around the world. Apply today at the web address.
The conference will take place at:
The House of Literature
August 29 -31, 2012
Oslo, Norway

Eric Booth
235 Cedar Hill Road
High Falls, NY 12440

The Gaza Monologues at the UN‏

The Gaza Mono-Logues

On November 20, 2010, twenty-six young actors representing twenty-one countries arrive in New York City to perform The Gaza Mono-Logues. 

(Italy-France-Belgium-The Netherlands-UK-Germany-Swiss-Hungary-Norway-Sweden-Greece-

Palestine-Lebanon-Tunisia-Jordan-Pakistan-Sri Lanka-Zimbabwe-Gambia-Trinidad-USA)

Directors Iman Aoun (ASHTAR Theatre, Palestine) and Shauna Kanter (VOICETheatre, NYC) will create with them a performance of these texts in all their different languages.

A public performance is hosted by La MaMa E.T.C on Sunday 28th at 8PM in The Club.

Two performances will take place in the United Nations for the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, November 29th at 12:30PM in Conference Hall 2 right after the Special Meeting, and in the evening at 6.30PM in the public lobby around the opening exhibition of UNRWA, Summer Games in Gaza.

Olivia Magnan de Bornier: 718 974 1240
Interviews available in English, French, Arabic.