Info
Own production
Digital premiere: 4th of March, 2021
Playing dates (digital): 5th and 6th of March
World premiere: 11th of September, 2021 (Oslo)
Playing dates (digital): 24th and 25th of September (Kristiansand)
Duration: 45 minutes
Cast and creatives
CAST
Mia: Nora G. Svalheim
Kaja: Helene L. Solberg

CREATIVE TEAM

Playwrights: Helene L. Solberg and Nora G. Svalheim
Director: Robin A. Eriksen
Dramaturge: Linn Meyer Kongshavn
Composer: Fridtjof Wesseltoft
Light designer: Victor Phillipson
Sound designer/technician: Anniken Leirkjær
Techincal consultant: Kristian Bronebakk

PR

Poster photographer: Signe Fuglesteg Luksengard
Poster designer: Stig Morten Myre
Photographer: Gunstein Myre

VIDEO PRODUCTION

Technical director: Jon Erik Myre
Camera: operators: André Lassemo and Mathias Rusvik
Venue
Teateret Kongens gate 2, Kristiansand
Funded by
Arts Council Norway, Kristiansand Kommune, Fritt Ord, Bergesenstiftelsen, Agder Fylkeskommune, Cultiva Ekspress, Scenekunst Sør, Fond for frilansere, Fri Agder, Clarion Hotel Ernst, Xpressprint and Teateret. The text is developed with funding from the Norwegian Actor’s center and YOUNG TEXT by Unge Viken Theatre
Special thanks
Øystein Ulsberg Brager, Fridtjof Wesseltoft, Magnus Bugge, Karina Langseth Manrique, Nord Universitet, Per Arve Hammer, and the Carpentry and Construction Course at Verdal videregående skole

Kissed

by Helene L. Solberg and Nora G. Svalheim

“I don’t know why I kissed Kaja. It just happened, and it was a bit strange, but it was also kind of nice. Or..?“

In KISSED we follow Mia and Kaja. Two best friends who are finally about to start high school. It’s always been them two, but then suddenly Mia feels something she’s not sure if she likes… The play revolves around new discoveries and a forbidden love, and delves into a subject matter that can be vulnerable and difficult for a lot of young people growing up. To accept and live out one’s true identity isn’t always easy, especially if you fear being harrassed and pushed away by loved ones. With KISSED we hope to inspire the young, as well as the older generations, to have a greater understanding and acceptance to everyone, no matter who they are and who they love.

The text is developed with funding from the Norwegian Actor’s center and YOUNG TEXT by Unge Viken Theatre.

Creative team

Reviews

“I just wanted to say thank you so much for a great performance! An intimate and nice re-creation of so many intense emotions I can relate to. It made it hit me, and remains as a nostalgic but nice footprint of everything one had to go through in a period where everything was so intense. Hope to see it live sometime. Soon! Anyway, just wanted to share a little gratitude from a culture junkie, who got a much awaited fix.”
– Sindre Hallandvik Langenes

“Thanks for the performance!! Sooo cool that you got to film it and do it so well in such a short time. A lot of beautiful scenes, sensitive and real moments filled with feelings, promises, hope, insecurity, hormones, love…”
– Sandra Bergstrand

“Thank you for a beautiful and splendid play! A warm and important show about one of the most challenging times in a persons life. A brilliant production and amazing actors, exciting themes and a show that invites much needed reflection upon your own lived experiences”
– Sindre Bjørke Høyang

“Thank you so much for that performance, so grateful I got to see it! An important story conveyed by wonderful and believable actors. I really hope many people get to see this story!”
– Mai-Britt Ørnes