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The Government Inspector – video

A video of the story telling adaptation of Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol’s 1836 hilarious satire on the corruption in the Russian Empire – perfectly actual for today in every country.

Elif Temucin and Erkan Uyaniksoy, two recent graduates of The Commedia School from Istanbul preformed their well reviewed version of this story to The Commedia School Studio.

The show is supported by NORDPLUS and The Gogol Project which is a ESD (Education for Sustainable Development) network of activities in many countries.

2012 – A big year

2012, A big year for graduates – Scott Nelson – the Lead act with The Big Apple Circus, New York. Two Reumert awards, (the Danish National Theatre awards) – Sigrid Husjord, best supporting actress in “Oliver With a Twist”, and a special award to Kristjan Ingimarsson for the show “Blam.” And, Erkan Uyaniksoy and Elif …

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Letter from Istanbul

From Istanbul Dear Ole, A criticism about our play (Gogol Stories) has been published in a popular, very well-known theatre magazine (named ‘Tiyatro… Tiyatro…’) this month. It is written by Robert Schild – a very well-known critic. As a summary, he has written that ‘our play is the master-piece of the theatre season, it is …

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Full house

After An Evening of Melodrama by the second year students Friday the 23rd of November, we need a larger space for the shows. The entire studio was full including standing room.

Shilpee Theatre Comapany in Kathmandu – video

http://www.youtube.com/embed/8U4gWkLeo4Y

A film about Shilpee Theatre Comapany in Kathmandu working tirelessly for raising social consciousness in Nepal. The company is started and directed by Yubaraj Ghimire who graduated from The Commedia School in 2011.

Educational Theatre training for youth in Kenya

To begin the New Year 2011, on the first of January I boarded a plane from Copenhagen to Nairobi and from there to Mombassa, Kenya to give a brief one week intensive training in theatre to a select group of AMURT Youth.  I had been told that these youth had been doing some theatre, but their basic knowledge of the craft was not very extensive.  My expectations and objectives were quite high – in one week to produce two to four quality presentations ready for public presentation dealing with issues facing the youth of Likoni, a slum suburb of Mombasa.  These issues, I had been informed, included HIV/AIDS, drug abuse, early marriage, and inter-religious conflict.

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