Journey to the East


A play about belonging and identity
The play is based upon a physical journey to the unknown Seoul, where Mona is looking for answers. She wants to find her biological mother, which turns out to be an emotional and difficult experience.

Performed in Norwegian.

Premiere: September 23rd, 2014
Venue: Caféteatret, Nordic Black Theatre, Oslo
Journey to the East webpage

Playwright: Nelly Winterhalder
Producer and idea: Mona Grenne
Director: Øystein Ulsberg Brager
Actors: Per Vidar Anfinnsen and Mona Grenne
Dramaturge: Jon Tombre
Co-Producer: Nordic Black Theatre
Set Design: Jan Christensen with assistant Mie Dinesen
Video Design & Sound Design: Laurence Short
Music: Themepark, Herman Christoffersen and Bjørnar Johnsen
Graphic Design: Elin Iversen
Lighting Design: Paulucci Araújo Bakke
Project Coordinator: Kristina Eikebråten
Photos: Kristin Aafløy Opdan

Problemstillingen er tydelig og vekker en bevisstgjøring hos publikum (…) dynamisk samspill, morsomme poeng og svært realistisk innlevelse.
– Ringerikes blad
Click here to read the whole review.

The Production is funded by
Arts Council Norway (Norsk kulturråd), Arts Council Norway Sound and Picture (Fond for Lyd og Bilde), Freedom of Expression (Fritt Ord), Fund for performing artists (Fond for utøvende kunstnere), Fund for freelancers (Fond for frilansere), Norwegian Centre for New Playwriting (Dramatikkens hus), Adopsjonsforum, Hewlett-Packard Norway, The Norwegian Actors’ Centre (Norsk Skuespillersenter) and The Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Norway.

For more information about the production check out the official webpage or contact Mona Grenne.

For more photos and videos check out Bilder og video.

001-Journey to the east-Foto Kristin Aafløy Opdan