Norwegian playwright Jon Fosse is one of the most important contemporary playwrights of our times. Considered as a universe unto himself that stretches from his home, the Norwegian Vestlandet to embrace Asia, South America, Eastern Europe and other corners of the world, his works have been translated into 40 languages with over 900 performances all over the world. He writes on the critical human condition of loneliness, loss, suffering, death and belonging to nowhere, a condition that speaks volumes to our contemporary milieu. As an outstanding playwright, poet and writer, he has been awarded numerous awards including the Brage Prize 2005, International Ibsen Award 2010 and European Prize for Literature 2014.
West Kowloon together with Hong Kong Repertory Theatre have invited Hege Randi Tørressen, dramaturge from Oslo Nationaltheatret, to conduct a public lecture on Jon Fosse. This is a rare intimate glimpse into the acclaimed works of Jon Fosse and the massive influence of his works on the text based theatre scene.
10 October 2015 (Saturday)
2pm to 6pm (including the demonstration of Fosse’s works by the workshop participants)
Hong Kong Repertory Theatre Rehearsal Room 1 (6/F Sheung Wan Municipal Services Building, 345 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong)
Hege Randi Torrensen (Norway)
Fung Wai Hang (Resident Director of Hong Kong Repertory Theatre)
Theatre practitioners and audience
Free admission. Limited capacity. First-come, first-served.
Please register online
852-2200 0096 (Tancy Sin), firstname.lastname@example.org
Adverse Weather Arrangement:
Programme will be cancelled if a black rainstorm warning or a typhoon signal no. 8 or above is still in force after 12:00pm of the event date.
*The organizer reserves the right to change the programme content and speakers. All changes will be announced on the website.
In Collaboration with
Other International Workshop Festival of Theatre events
05.10.2015 to 10.10.2015, Sheung Wan Municipal Services Building