NOOR produksjoner

NOOR produksjoner is a live art production company specialicing in performancebased project that explores the situation in the Middle East.
NOOR productions ANS is run by acter and director Trond Peter Stamsø Munch and playwright and dramaturge Tale Næss.
Follow the progress of all our projects and the projects of our collaborators on this blog, and feel free to give us comments and input.
If you are interested in booking one of us, ore one of our performances/projects, please contact us on mail to: tpsm@online.no.


fredag 15. november 2019

Prais for NOOR productions Tale Næss` play "Sweatshop-Aleppo"

The radio-play by NOOR production`s Tale Næss has received prais in the Norwegian media while its been performed by Vega Scene in Oslo.
A strong poetic text with great performative qualities, that brings the suffering far away closer to us - is some of the feedback the text has received.
In her text in the Norwegian Shakespear theatre-magazine Elin Høyland writes visely about the text, the staging and the aftertalk. She states that it is a strong text with a great performative potential. She writes about why the text was written and how it is composed. For those who understand Norwegian, here is a quote:
Hørespillet, skrevet av dramatiker Tale Næss, kom i følge henne selv som følge av en reaksjon på nyhetsstrømmen rundt angrepene på Aleppo og krigen slik den foregikk her, med spørsmål om hvordan vi kan forholde oss til virkeligheten i disse ekstreme situasjonene, og generelt i liv som utspiller seg langt utenfor vår egen virkelighet, og kanskje fatteevne. Basert på en artikkel i The Independent om to søstre som etter sin flukt fra Syria nå sitter i en Sweatshop i Izmir og syr redningsvester til andre flyktninger, fylt av skumgummi – som gjør at de ikke vil flyte – har Næss skrevet en tekst som beveger seg på mange nivåer, mellom drøm og virkelighet, tragedie og hverdagsdrømmer, og ropene, riftene og sammenhengene mellom dem.
Det er en tekst som gjennom poetisk språk og simultane dramaturgiske nivåer kan evne å skape sterke bilder i leseren/lytteren, så vel som en performativ kraft; et rom hvor vi trekkes inn i en eksistensiell desperasjon, og samtidig viser glimt av en mulig utvei, eller kanskje rømningsvei.


Read the Whole review here:
https://www.dagsavisen.no/kultur/sweatshop-aleppo-grenselose-drommer-1.1585119?paywall=true

lørdag 7. september 2019

On the 21st of September NOOR productions "the Blessed" visits Stjørdal.


The performance will be shown at Søndre Kulturhjørne at 18.00.
After the performance there will be a talk between director Trond Peter Stamsø Munch and Economist and auther Peder Martin Lysestøl about the situation for the current situation for the Palestinian population living in occupied East Jerusalem.
Artist and translater Vibeke Halper will lead the talk.
 After that we travel on.
Next stop - Oslo. Humanfestivalen in the 25th of february. Vega Scene.

søndag 18. august 2019

The tickets are out for Vega`s production of NOOR productions "Sweatshop - Aleppo"

 
The tickets are awailable through this link: https://vegascene.no/incoming/article1405826.ece
 
Vega Scene Writes:

En redningsvest består av til sammen 48 deler. De setter sammen stoffstykker, glidelås og snorer. De fyller dem med skumgummi. Skumgummi flyter ikke. I går satte de sammen 492 deler – det er 12 vester, det.

           
I SWEATSHOP ALEPPO møter vi tre hjelpearbeidere som leter etter båtflyktninger et sted langs Middelhavet. Mens de venter gjenopplever de historiene til to unge jenter som syr redningsvester på en tekstilfabrikk i Tyrkia, og en sanndrømt gutt som er innesperret av krigen i Syria. Ungdommene drømmer alle om frihet til å være sammen og bevege seg fritt. Om å kunne gjøre helt vanlige ting som å møte den man er forelsket i, eller få vite hvor familien befinner seg.
I SWEATSHOP ALEPPO smelter radioteater, scenetekst, drømmer og musikk sammen til en intim teaterkonsert. Publikum plasseres midt i historieuniverset og sitter sammen med skuespillerne på scenen.
Forestillingen spilles av Espen Løvås, Line Heie Hallem og Hege Aga Edelsteen. Scenografisk konsept er utviklet i samarbeid med Ingvild Rømo Grande, musikken er ved Jo David Lysne, lysdesign ved Stian Linquist og regi ved Katinka Rydin Berge. Sweatshop Aleppo er skrevet av Tale Næss.
 
 


lørdag 6. juli 2019

Prais for NOOR productions Tale Næss "Sweatshop-Aleppo"

Read the review of the staged reading of the play during Dramatikkfestivalen here.
The review is in Norwegian:
https://teaterungdom.blogg.no/heddadagene-2019-sweatshop-aleppo.html

onsdag 19. juni 2019

NOOR productions and Dramatikkfestivalen

 
NOOR Productions Tale Næss` play "Sweatshop - Aleppo" had a staged reading at Vega Scene on the 15th of June 2019.
The play was picked out by a jury for Norsk Dramatikkfestival, as one of the most interesting reasont plays for children and young.
The play portrays the situation for young people on the run from the Syrian war, and the reading was performed by young actors from the project Vega Ung.


Vega Scene is now producing the play. This will be a Production with professional actors. The opening performance will be on the 14th of September.

Here you can hear Tale Næss talk about her writing and her play: https://vimeo.com/341780088

lørdag 11. mai 2019

Poem for the solidarity consert with Palestine on the 8th of May 2019 titled "three roads"

This poem was performed in Olafshallen in Trondheim, in solidarity With the Palestinian people and the situation for all the inhabitants of Jerusalem right now.
The text is in Norwegian.
 
Mai på tempelhøyden
der byen vokser vilt
til suset fra pinjeskoger
                                             er lyset mildt
reiser vi gjennom tida
Tre veier fører hit
En fra tida før tid
                            smal og dyp
Et
                  
            med flokker av flyktninger, kjerrer, busser, biler
Et barn strekker seg på tå, det har en hund etter seg
Den er blind på begge øyne
En gammel kone bærer en krukke fylt med jord
I den vokser det
                                   Et oliventre
 
Den siste veien begynner ved
               

torsdag 10. januar 2019

"Sweatshop - Aleppo" - one of the chosen plays for the Festival of Norwegian Drama 2019

NOOR Productions Tale Næss` play "Sweatshop - Aleppo" has been chosen by the jury for the Festival of New Norwegian Drama, to be one of the three most interesting plays for children and youth in Norway in 2019.
It will be performed at the festival in 2019.
The play handleds the situation among young refugees from Syria, and has been developed through NOOR Productions with the support from the Norwegian Culture Counsil.
We thank all the actors and dancers that have participated in workshoping the text, and Oslo National Academy of the Arts for being a part of the process, as the play is a part of Næss` PHD in playwriting there.
Read more about the festival and the play here: http://dramatikkfestivalen.no/?page_id=807

 

torsdag 27. september 2018

NOORs Tale Næss commissioned to write for the anual NRK-fundraiser TV-aksjonen


On comission NOOR produksjoners Tale Næss has written a poem for this concert that takes Place in Trondheim on the 5th of October to rise money for the fundraiser "Less alone together" in support for Bymisjonen.
Næss` poem is called "Ute" and takles the situation of being pushed away to the edges of society. Weather as a homeless, an addict or a refugee.
You can read the poem in Norwegian here:


                         UTE

Du har en hvit stein
i lomma
du har et frø i hjerte
et bitt i kinnet
Ingen følger deg hjem
 
Du står i krysset og venter
på de som ikke kommer
på å smette handa ned
                     i ei varm bukselomme
Bålet tenner du
                     i tanken
Veien
er stedet du tråkker opp for å få
                   dagene til å møtes
 
Jeg er ikke hjemløs sier du

drar jakka over hodet
finner et busskur, et kratt, en trapp å sitte på
Her
         kan man også være


 
Du teller ikke år
                  du teller dagene
                                             du kan holde igjen - Denne dagen
er ikke den siste
heller ikke denne natta
                 skal spise deg levende
Angsten er et sted å bebo
Navnet et plagg å kle på seg
 
Hver morgen sier du ditt eget navn om igjen og om igjen
til det dekker deg helt - så ensomheten ikke skal finne veien inn



          
gjennom huden
            gjennom munnen

            gjennom øret
            gjennom sprekken i tankene
 
Du er ikke fremmed
              du er fremme
Her sier du

kjenner dere meg igjen?
 
Stå da
og se inn i de lysende stuene
Stå da
                      i deg selv
og vent
bare litt til
til vi ser at du er der
Til vi lukker deg inn
 

mandag 17. september 2018

Performing "the Blessed" - Thank you Trondheim

We are happy to report about a full house and a happy audience after the performance of "the Blessed" in Trondheim on Sunday the 16th.
  Here are some of the feedback from the audience:

- A wonderful performance. A beautiful and gripping text performed beautifully.

- This play moved me to tears. What a wonderful text!

- An important play about loss of civil rights and moral dilemmas. About people torn between their individual needs, the State, and political movements. A fantastic play! It`s great that friends of Palestine also shed light on ordinary people lives and destinys -

- Thanks for a fantastic performance!! It was really good!! Me and my friend were both overwhelmed. Strong and increadably well written.


- Thanks for a wonderful performance. Fantastic text and a nice actor. The audience loved it... I thought the text had such beauty and at the same time it managed to produce a beleavable character that made us identify with him. This also thanks to the actors fine work. 

- Congratulations - really good performance. A full house and the audience was so excited.

The photo is from the converastion between Peder Martin Lysestøl, author of several books on the palestinian question and Israely economics, and the director Trond Peter Stamsø Munch from NOOR produksjoner.
  The conversation took place after the performance.

 

onsdag 12. september 2018

Actor and director hard at work in Trondheim





The rehearsals are now on their way before the performance of "the Blessed" in Trondheim. The actor Fredrik Hermansen and the director Trond Peter Stamsø Munch are hard at work at Prropellen Theaters rehearsalspace at Bispehaugen.
  Through this the text is back where it was developed - together With Propellen Teater, and we are looking forward to it meeting the audience in this sunday.
  Photo: Trond Peter Stamsø Munch.

torsdag 6. september 2018

"the Blessed " is ready for Trondheim

In Collaboration with the Palestine Commity in Trondheim we will perform "the Blessed" at Kulturtorget at Trondheim Folkebibliotek at 19.00 on the 16th of September.
   After the performance, Peder Martin Lysestøl, will present the latest news on Israely lageslations and the impact it has on the people living in East- Jerusalem.
  This spring the performance drew a full house and warm ovations at Rådstua Teaterhus in Tromsø.
 The Picture is of the houses that the conflict this performance centres around. Two Israely settlements on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem. The Picture is taken by Lisen Lie the autumn of 2017.
  All though the performance "the Blessed" is fiction i fiction, it is inspired and partly based on a real murder that took Place in Jericho in 2006.
  After this - the performance will travel to Oslo and the festival MOTforestillinger where it will be performed this spring.

onsdag 25. april 2018

Full house and ovations at the opening night of "the Blessed"



The house was sold out and the ovations was warm for the first showing of "the Blessed" at Rådstua Teaterhus in Tromsø.
  The performance was followed by an introduction into the situation in Jerusalem at the moment, and a conversation between the NOOR Production team, represented by playwright Tale Næss and director Trond Peter Stamsø Munch.
  The next performance will take place in Trondheim in September.
  Lots of thanks to Our wonderful audience, to Rådstua Teaterhus and to our co-producers, Vennskapsforeningen Gaza-Tromsø.
  In Trondheim we will collaborate With the Palestine Comitee. We are looking forward to the collaboration.

You can read Knut Boruds talk about the situation in Jerusalem here. His speech was in Norwegian.


Hvem eier Jerusalem – Hvordan er situasjonen i dag?

Til innledning av samtale etter «Den Velsignede» 6. april 2018.

mandag 19. mars 2018

Tickets available for "the Blessed"

 
 
You can now buy Your tickets for the performance "the Blessed" in Tromsø at 18.00 - on the 6th of April at Rådstua in Tromsø.
Use this link:http://www.raadstua.no/arrangementer/den-velsignede
There is a limited amount of tickets.
Photo from the rehearsels by Sabina Jacobsson.


fredag 9. februar 2018

With reasent support from the Norwegian organization supporting freedom of speech

- Fritt Ord and the arts fund Fond for Lyd og Bilde, - is NOOR produksjoner now fast apraoching the first stages of production of the monologue "the Blessed".
  The opening night will be in Tromsø on the 6th of April, during the anual Gaza week.
  Fredrik Hermansen will act the part, and the scenographer, video designer and artist Sabina Jacobsson will be respondible for the visuals.
  The photo in this post is hers`.
  For more see: http://www.sabina.no/

lørdag 16. desember 2017

Today NOOR produksjoner joins the protest against Trumps recogition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in Trondheim

NOOR produksjoners Tale Næss has written this poem, here in a rough English translation. And it was read at a protest gathering in Tordenskjoldparken today, at 13.30 in Trondheim by NOOR produksjoners Trond Peter Stamsø Munch.


JERUSALEM

 

There is no claim to ownership

for that who belong to us all

If your walls tumble

Jerusalem
prayers will raise from the ground in Aramaic

in Arabic

in German and French

fredag 8. desember 2017

Poem protesting Trumps recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel



JERUSALEM

 

Ingen kan eie deg

Om murene faller

vil bønner skyte opp fra grunnen

på tysk, på arabisk og arameisk

torsdag 9. november 2017

 
After three days of intense workshopping and a sensitive and strong reading at Oslo National Academy of the Arts yesterday on the 8th of November in Oslo - the festival MOTforestillinger writes (in Norwegian): "Tusen takk til alle involverte for en nydelig og sterk lesning og samtale på KHiO i går! Vi gleder oss til lesningen fra tekstene dramatikerne har skrevet i løpet av Collective Workshop på førstkommende lørdag kl.14.15, Egal teater i Munkedamsveien 80.
   We in NOOR produksjoner feels priveledge for once more to be able to collaborate With MOTforestillinger - and for the opportunity to hoste this artistic meetingplace and think-tank between Palestinian and Norwegian writers. Thanks also to the actors for joining us on the last day for the reading
  We will post extracts from this texts on this blog - and if anyone are interested in Reading more, please do not hesitate to contact us.


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torsdag 28. september 2017

MOTforestillinger

Yet again NOOR productions collaborate with the festival MOTforestillinger that will take place in Oslo on the weekend of the 11th and 12th of November.
Today the poster for the festival is ready.
It is made by Chris Reddy


The festival will take place at Egal Teater, Munkedamsveien 80.
It offer readings, performances and NOOR will be arranging a collective writing workshop for Palestinian and Norwegian playwrightes at Oslo National Academy of the Arts.
  The workshop will be lead by NOOR productions Tale Næss.

mandag 29. mai 2017

New production on the way for NOOR productions

Today we are one step closer to making our next production "the Blessed" a reality. With support from Fond for Lyd og Bilde and Tromsø City Counsil, we hope to be able to have our opening night this winter. The production is a monologue based on true events: A murder of a palestinian man from east Jerusalem that took place in Jericho in 2006. The murder happened after he sold his land on the Olive Mount to Jewish settlers. How could he sell this land? Why was he murdered? And why did he go to Jericho when he knew this could mean danger? Even a treath on his life?
The monologue is written by NOOR productions playwright Tale Næss (picture to the left) and is about family roots, love and betrayal.

The team will consist of Fredrik Hermansen (picture to the right) who will play the title role. Visuals will be handled by Sabrina Jacobsson, and NOOR productions Trond Peter Stamsø Munch will direct the play.

The play will be produced in collaboration with Gaza Week Tromsø and the festival MOTforestillinger, and we hope to be able to perform in Tromsø, Oslo and Trondheim

So far the production has been financed by Fond for Lyd og Bilde and Tromsø City Counsil.


mandag 15. mai 2017

Poems with settings from the Middle Eastern conflict on stage in Bogota

From the 3rd til the 9th of May NOOR productions Tale Næss was one of two guests at the specially focused edition of Bogota International Poetry Festival.
  The focus followed to strands. One was the topic of peace - and the other on contemporary norwegian poetry.
  Næss`poetry was written after several journeys in the Middle East and reflects the conflict there and the strain it lies on the individuals sovereignty over her own life and her abillity to express herself.
  Underneath is an interview by Næss, written for the festivals web page and magazine. The interview is en spanish and english.
Which relationships do you think there are between poetry and peace?
I consider peace the foundation that all public life. It`s what free citicenship is built upon.
Considero que la paz es la fundación de toda vida pública. Sobre la paz está construída la libertad ciudadana.
It’s the space from where freedom can be built. The freedom to feel, to raise ones
La paz es el espacio desde el cual la libertad puede ser construída. La libertad de sentir, de expresar la opinion de cada uno, de expresar los sentimientos de uno artísticamente en tiempos de Guerra d