Based upon Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen.
WHAT DO YOU SEE?
By director Shari Sabel Strandmark:
I have a strong memory of two images from my high school psychology book. One image showed a vase of flowers in a window. The second image was painted by a person with schizophrenia who had been asked to recreate the image. His painting looked nothing like the first image. I was curious to find out the reasoning behind his painting. In the making of HEDDA! I asked the cast to paint a small peacock which I had placed on a table. However, instead of having them simply paint a peacock I asked them to paint what they associate with a peacock and then explain why.
Just as in the case of the images in my psychology book, few people will recognize Henrik Ibsens original Hedda Gabler in our version of Hedda! Our answer is that we tried to twist, turn, and compress the essence of Ibsen’s version to recreate the 2011 version of Hedda!
CAST Thérèse Svensson, Michael Strix, Andreas LeChenardière, Alexandra Chalupa, Josefin Ljungman
ADAPTION & INTERPRETATION Shari with ensemble and artistic team
DIRECTED BY Shari Sabel Strandmark
SET & COSTUME DESIGN Anja Ruehle
DRAMATURGICAL ADVISOR Magnus Lindman
MOVEMENT Tana Maneva Sahajo MUSIC Katharina Stenbeck, Gregory Henits
SOUND DESIGN Teodor Sydbom Kourkoulis
PROMOTIONAL PHOTO Amina Touray
GRAPHIC DESIGN Anja Ruehle
PERFORMANCE PHOTO Anja Ruehle
SET & COSTUME DESIGN ASSISTANT Caroline Bonaldi
PRODUCTION ASSISTANT Ellen Landahl
PRODUCTION Daniel Sallmander