By Mari Hesjedal
In collaboration with Dramatikkens Hus and Ibsen Scope.

A short poetic text about belief and expectations, about the weight of ingrained patterns and unwritten rules of behaviour. About forbidden love and a new life forming inside a woman’s body.

Inspired by Ibsen’s Brand, the landscape of Western Norway, family history and the feminine perspective.

Mari Hesjedal (b.1980) is a Norwegian playwright, scenographer and costume designer. She had her debut as a playwright with “Culparegelen” at the Norsk Dramatikkfestival in 2015. Has since written for several Norwegian theatres and festivals. In 2018 and 2019 she was playwright in residence at Dramatikkens Hus (The Norwegian Centre for New Playwriting). Her play “Sov ikkje” premiered at Det Norske Teatret as part of the International Fosse Festival in 2021. Has had plays translated into English, German, Russian and Sami.