Teatret Vårt

(Molde, Norway)

Teatret Vårt has since 1972 been one of Norway’s most well respected and influential regional theatres. As a state funded theatre, we aim to produce modern often new written Norwegian or European drama or classics in an attempt to take social responsibility in the modern Norwegian society.

We are the regional anchor point of telling stories reflecting regional identity as well as a window towards Europe and a showcase for theatre as art form. In addition to our regular program at our stages in Molde and Ålesund, we also tour the region of Møre and Romsdal on the northwest coast of Norway.

Exterior of Teatret Vårt at night.

The theatre produces annually between 250 and 300 performances and has around 45 permanent employees working in Molde and Ålesund.

In 2009, as a result of our work with children and youth, we were granted the funds to open our department  that is now producing exclusively for children and youth. The department is situated at our stage at Arbeideren; which is a Jugend-style  building in Ålesund.

In 2012 our offices and stage in Molde moved into a new theatre. We now reside in an architectonical regional landmark, where we coexist with 4 of the most important cultural institutions in the region; the communal library, the Regional Centre for Artists, Bjørnsonfestivalen; the Norwegian Festival for International Literature and Molde International Jazz Festival.

PlayOn! Team
Vera Krohn Svaleng, Artistic Director Barneteatret Vårt
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Born 1985 in Trondheim, Norway. Masters degree in Performance Studies from University of Oslo. Approached theatre through dance and music. In theatre she has worked as freelance dramaturge and director, with performance groups and at theatre houses. She was in-house dramaturge at Trøndelag Teater (Trondheim, Norway) 2014-2016, and Den Nationale Scene (Bergen, Norway) 2016-2017.

Kjersti Solenes, Marketing Manager
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42 years old. Worked with marketing for Teatret Vårt since almost 6 years. Before that I was a production manager for Molde International Jazz Festival (4 years) and for the Norwegian Broadcasting Coorportaion´s entertainment department (7 years).

Direction
Kristian Lykkeslet Strømskag, Artistic Director
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Kristian was born in 1980 in Molde. Norwegian dramaturg and playwright. He was graduated from the University of Oslo, master in Nordic literature. Studied dramaturgy at the Humboldt University in Berlin. He has previously worked at the Teatret Vårt (Molde), Rogaland Teater (Stavanger), Den Nationale Scene (Bergen), Theatre Kabul in Afghanistan and Nationaltheatret (Oslo). Made his debut as a playwright with the Havfruens sønn. Uncle Sam produced at Litteraturhuset (Oslo) 2011. Til Kongo (play) was produced at Teatret Vårt in 2012. Other plays; Til Valhall (produced at Dramatikkfestivalen 2013), Vi er Norge (Nationaltheatret, Dramaten and Cafeteatret 2014) and Festning Europa (Det Norske Teatret 2017). From 2014 until 2016 Playwright-in-Residence – The Norwegian Centre for New Playwriting). Artistic Director Teatret Vårt from August 2019.

Knut Lidvard Høgset, Finance Manager
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Knut was born in 1967. He is married with two children. Graduated as Bachelor of Business Administration at the Norwegian Business School. Have previously worked as Project Coordinator at the Brønnøysund Register Centre in Norway and as Finance Manager, Controller and Project Manager at the Norway Registers Development. Since 2001 working as Finance Manager for Teatret Vårt. Is currently a board member of the Romsdal Museum.

Vera Krohn Svaleng, Artistic Director Barneteatret Vårt
Headshot of Vera Krohn Svaleng

Born 1985 in Trondheim, Norway. Masters degree in Performance Studies from University of Oslo. Approached theatre through dance and music. In theatre she has worked as freelance dramaturge and director, with performance groups and at theatre houses. She was in-house dramaturge at Trøndelag Teater (Trondheim, Norway) 2014-2016, and Den Nationale Scene (Bergen, Norway) 2016-2017.