The test run

The trial run

Tiril Pharo

30/11/2022 - 09:00 - 10:30
Fra 9 år

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A site-specific participatory performance for ages 9-12, about lies, trust and communication.

What if you had a group of teenagers following you around, as your advice team. If there was drama or hard decisions to make, they’d be there to guide you?

The characters in “Trial Run” have that!

Trial Run is a test run on life, within a performance of 90 minutes. The audience is split into three groups from the start, and are given the task of being expert advisors for one of three characters; Dad Mons, Mom Bodil, Bonus mom Nora. The audience and performers explore a drama of lies, trust and communication together – and co-create in the moment.

Klara is 12 years old and a talented runner. She is going to meet her track coach, who is also her bonus mom, at the sports arena, for a test run. Her results will determine whether or not she’ll get into a special school for young promising athletes. The parents show up at the sports arena, all excited and nervous, to see their daughter run a test run. But Klara doesn’t show up.

During our performance, it becomes clear to the parents that Klara is becoming her own person, and they haven’t paid attention.

“Trial Run” had its premiere in Spydeberg in 2021. It toured with DKS (The Cultural Rucksack- The Norwegian Cultural touring program for schools) in Telemark, performed at the NonStop Festival, at Assistej Festival and at Fjaler Theater Festival.