Thærie, Thy Kingdom come

By Julian Karenga
In collaboration with Dramatikkens Hus and Ibsen Scope.

Based on a particular part of the epic poem by Ibsen «Terje Vigen», in which he returns from captivity. This text asks the question what happens to the mind when it is confronted with the inconceivable, how psychosis can start to develop thru trauma, the passage of time, captivity and substance abuse – what versions of reality will he adhere to, and is it in a language we can understand?

Julian Karenga
Julian Karenga is a playwright, born in Tromsø, now living and working in Oslo.
Karenga graduated with a BA hons degree in Acting from The Liverpool institute for Performing Arts in 2018, and has since written four plays. He made his debut as a playwright whilst performing his own play «Snøbrun» in the fall of 2021 at Teater Ibsen in Skien. Karenga most recently directed his newest play «Veien sitt ansikt» which premiered during the Arctic Arts Festival 2023