Verk produksjoner piles up heaps of scenography elements, but should have toned them down to get across the points of the performance   THEATER «Manifest United» By and with Verk Produksjoner Black Box, Oslo 06.04.2018   Verk Produksjoner piles up heaps where they should have peeled away, and lets an exciting project drown in scenographic […]

Mickey Mouse meets Reveenka (the fox widow, Norwegian folk tale)

Over spruce and logs and one hundred years of Art manifestos. (Image): Unconstrained by the words, Verk’s audiovisual tableaus are titillating enough for the imagination and mind not to think of tomorrows chores.   Review by Ilene Sørbøe Verk Produksjoner Manifest United Black Box, large stage Showing 11. to 15. April   Translated by Ida […]

With a will towards Art – Verk’s manifest

With humour and deep earnesty, Verk investigates the conditions of the arts with their own art. http://shakespearetidsskrift.no/2018/04/vilje-til-kunst-verks-manifest Text: Elin Lindberg Manifest united By and with Verk Produksjoner: Saila Hyttinen, Fredrik Hannestad, Signe Becker, Per Platou, Tilo Hahn, Solveig Laland Mohn, Espen Klouman Høiner, Håkon Mathias Vassvik, Anders Mossling, Lea Basch, Kjersti Alm Eriksen, Jon Refsdal […]

Surplus value

CRITIC | 6.4.2018
Julie Rongved Amundsen (http://www.scenekunst.no/sak/author/julie/) Verk produksjoner, Manifest United FACTS By and with: Saila Hyttinen, Fredrik Hannestad, Anders Mossling, Signe Becker, Per Platou, Tilo Hahn, Solveig Laland Mohn, Espen Klouman Høiner, Håkon Mathias Vassvik, Lea Basch, Kjersti Alm Eriksen, Jon Refsdal Moe, Pernille Mogensen. With support from: Kulturrådet. Co-produced by: Black Box teater (Oslo), […]

Paradise Now Poster

Limited. Signed by Signe Becker. For sale. Price 1 500 kr. Size: 70×100 / 100×70. Order: pernille@verkproduksjoner.no    

Contemporary times disjointed

Wishful beginnings is a visually strong experience, however the content is more fumbling and unclear.   Morgenbladet – reviews, culture by Anette Therese Pettersen Theatre Verk produksjoner WISHFUL BEGINNINGS Black Box Teater, big stage, 6.April, plays until 17.April   Verk Produksjoner have replaced the stage curtain in Black Box Teater’s big stage with an impenetrable […]

The sincere and the contrived

At their best, the relatively simple texts combined with the exaggerated theatricality twist and put a new perspective on our common references, Ole Hval writes about Verk Produksjoner’s new performance, which title is borrowed from a Bowie-song. Scenekunst.no by Ole Hval Published: 12.04.16   Beat The Drum: Wishful Beginnings begins wishfully with two actors standing […]

Thought as Bodily Experience

REVIEW: The entire human body – and then some – is mobilised in Beat The Drum. The result is a very wise performance. Grethe Melby writes about Verk Produksjoner ́s new project. Scenekunst.no by Grethe Melby Meteor – International Festival of Theatre Verk Produksjoner Beat The Drum Studio USF   When everything is connected to […]

The future is a golf-court

Verk Produksjoner takes the future to the stage in a surprisingly traditional manner. Dagsavisen by Inger Marie Kjølstadmyr 4 THEATER «Wishful Beginnings» By Verk produksjoner With Fredrik Hannestad, Saila Hyttinen, Anders Mossling, Espen Klouman Høiner, Pernille Mogensen, Camilla Eeg-Tverbakk, Jon Refsdal Moe and more Black Box Teater   Hope is essential in people’s lives. How […]

The shock of the future

To be or let be: that is the question in Verk Produksjoner’s “Wishful beginnings”.  Klassekampen Therese Bjørneboe: Theatre “Wishful beginnings” by and with Verk Produksjoner, Black Box Teater, Store Scene, Oslo. Original (Norwegian):  KK080416 REVIEW Themes too heavy, or form too light.  Ever since their breakthrough with Finn Iunker’s “Ifigeneia” in 2007, Verk Produksjoner have occupied […]

Where to draw the line between common, recognisable, well known, trivial and futile?

Dagbladet: by Lillian Bikset4 April 6th 2016 Cliché as the lowest common denominator THEATRE: Where to draw the line between common, recognisable, well known, trivial and futile? Where to set the border between pretension and a parody of pretension, how to define the difference between fervency and ironising upon fervency? When should reuse be perceived […]

«Wishful Beginnings» invites you to the apocalypse’s after-party.

Aftenposten: Per Christian Selmer-Anderssen5 Verk produksjoner Beat the drum: Wishful Beginnings Fredrik Hannestad, Saila Hyttinen, Espen Klouman Høiner, Håkon Vassvik, Solveig Laland Mohn, Tilo Hahn, Per Platou, Signe Becker Humanity´s downfall is caused by hedonism and skin-cancer, accompanied by David Bowie’s lyrics. From the idea of people’s extinction, Verk Produksjoner make strong theatre. When we […]