WHAT WE DO
PLAYWRITING AND COMPOSINGWe compose music.
We arrange music.
We create original plays.
We do dramatizations of fiction.
We translate (from English to Scandinavian.)
We work as dramaturgs and script consultants.
Tor Ingar has a degree in composing and arranging from the University of Oslo, and he has composed and arranged music for TV, film and theatre. He has been commissioned to compose and arrange music for the Norwegian Broadcasting Orchestra (Kringkastingsorkesteret).
Ketil is educated within creative writing at the Norwegian Institute for Children`s Books, and his work has been staged at between others regional theaters in Norway and Denmark. He has also written plays presented through the Cultural Rucksack on tour in schools in Norway. His latest play, "Cutting Land", will premiere at Nordland Theatre in November 2022. Hanne is debuting as playwright with "The Time of Nick" which she creates together with Ketil, Tor Ingar and Abraham Tetenbaum. The musical has been developed through workshops on Broadway and in Oslo. Together they have worked up experience and skills within musical dramaturgy. They enjoy testing their material together with performers in a workshop setting.
"Spooky Christmas" is a wonderful and different Christmas story about expectations, belief, hope and love". 5 stars - Trønderavisa
"...extremely good and melodious music created by Tor Ingar Jakobsen - a composer to watch out for." About "Jakob and Neikob and the Mystery Present" - Klassekampen
DIRECTING - TEACHING
We direct stage productions.
We do both small and big productions, in a variety of genres.
We make theatre for children, teenagers and adults.
We teach music and acting at university level.
Both Hanne and Ketil are experienced directors with versatile backgrounds from Norway and Denmark. Hanne has immersed herself in the Chubbuck-technique, which has become an important tool in her toolkit. Ketil often takes use of his background as dancer when he directs. Hanne and Ketil often take on directing assignments together, where they see the development of dramatic text in connection with the directing concept. Hanne teaches in acting (text and character) at the University Nord. Tor Ingar teaches music both at Toneheim Folkehøgskole and at Høgskolen Kristiania.
"The Blue Time" (Teaterhuset Filuren/Syddjurs Egnsteater DK)) was in 2017 appointed one of the 10 best productions for children and young people in Denmark by the daily newspaper Information.
PRODUCTION AND MANAGEMENT
We are artistic directors with organizational insight.
We program performing arts.
We are festival directors and event coordinators.
We work as producers and production managers.
We manage projects.
Tor Ingar has long and diverse background as musical director, especially within the field of musical theatre.
Both Hanne and Ketil have long and versatile experience in management and production. This includes skills within organizing, staff management and economy. Both have achieved very good results. Hanne has been general manager of Buskerud Theatre, and she has previously been general manager of The National Association of Theatre Friends. She has worked as producer for big outdoor productions such as Bronsebukkene and Sol av Isfolket, and she has been the event coordinator for the opening festival of the Glass Barn in Gran and for the jubilee events of Nes Church and the local Savings Bank. Ketil has been the artistic director of Nord-Trøndelag Teater, the general manager of the Association !READ and the general manager of ASSITEJ Norway and the festival director of ASSITEJ Artistic Gathering 2019 in Kristiansand. He has also produced a variety of smaller and bigger productions.
"The theatre boss who attracts the audience" Adresseavisen
We are musician.
We are actors on stage.
We are actors in front of a camera.
We are voice actors in the studio.
Tor Ingar has a degree in jazzpiano, composing and arranging from the University of Oslo, and has a versatile background as performer since the age of fifteen. He has played in jazz bands, rock bands and in cover bands, and he has done a lot of musical theatre.
Hanne and Ketil are both trained actors within the Stanislavski system, and Hanne has later immersed herself in the Chubbuck technique.
Earlier in his career, Ketil worked as a dancer in musicals and shows. We have been working as performers both inside and outside the theatre institutions, and both inside and outside the Cultural Rucksack. We have spent our days on tour. Both have experience from working in front of cameras, mostly in short movies and commercials. Hanne just starred in the award winning short movie "Broke" by Bjørn Pihlman Sørensen. She has also done the part of Marie Beyer in the NRK/German-produced TV-movie about Edvard Grieg (What price immortality?).
We work as voice actors, with voiceover- and dubbing assignments for Norwegian Sound, Rygh Sound and the national broadcaster NRK.
About our performances in "Peer Gynt" by Henrik Ibsen, 2000:
"PER-FECT" (…) "Ketil Kolstad shone with all his presence throughout the show" (...) "Hanne Brincker frolics in several characters, the one more extraordinary than the other, and she lives and breaths in them all." Oppland Arbeiderblad