Still on our way…
- create and deliver high artistic quality through interdisciplinary processes.
- cooperate with the best professionals and collaborators.
- succeed internationally, with base in local, regional and national work.
Hanne Brincker and Ketil Kolstad met at theatre school in Bergen in 1995, where they hit it off both as a couple and as stage partners. After graduating, they started Landstryker (the Tramp) which was the first independent theatre company to receive a grant from Innovation Norway in 1998. The Tramp produced theatre for young audiences and created theatre concepts on commission from the government, NGOs and businesses.
In the early 2000s they began working more with directing, producing and management. They contributed in the establishment of an interdisciplinary artist collective while they continued to create performances for young audiences. At this time they also met with composer and musician Tor Ingar Jakobsen. The three of them have since then been collaborating on projects ranging from big musicals to performances for young audiences. The Tramp paused in 2011, when Ketil became the artistic director and Hanne became director and actor at the regional theatre North-Trøndelag Theatre (now: Turneteateret in Trøndelag). Tor Ingar was hired as composer, musician and musical director for several of the productions at the theatre. After four years of hard work and good results, they moved back "home" to the eastern parts of the country.
They have been working together with the American lyricist Abraham Tetenbaum on the family musical "The Time of Nick" since 2015. They have focused on developing their international network and their skills, and they have through various projects in Norway, Denmark and the US learned a whole lot more about developing musicals; music, book and dramaturgy.
Hanne and Ketil have also worked as general managers for Buskerud Theatre and ASSITEJ Norway.
We relaunched our joint artistic business under the name of Landstryker (The Tramp) in 2020. Because we`re on our way!
(born 12 March 1973 in Skien) is a Norwegian actor, director and producer.
She established The Tramp Theatre in 1998, and she was the artistic director and general manager of the independent company which toured the country until 2011. The theatre "tailor-made" concepts on commission from collaborators such as the government`s Children`s Hearing -98, The Norwegian Mining Museum and Hadeland Glassworks, as well as producing theatre for young audiences.
2011-2015 she was employed as actor and director at the regional theatre of Nord-Trøndelag. As actor, she did productions such as Let the Right One In, Stories from Tchernobyl, Tonje Glimmerdal and Findus and the Christmas Tomte. Since 2013, she has been collaborating with world-famous rock gitarist Ronni Le Tekrø in the performance Karens Jul by Amalie Skram. She has also done short movies, TV commercials and worked as voice actor in several series in national television. In 1998 she acted in the German-Norwegian TV-movie Edvard Grieg - Prize immortality?
For Nord-Trøndelag Theatre she directed among other shows The 33 Steps and the Mystery of Irma Vep, as well as three episodes of Rebella Hex in Namsskogan Family Park. Brincker has also directed several bigger musical theatre productions, such as West Side Story, Grease and Annie. In 2016, she directed The Blue Time, a collaboration between Teaterhuset Filuren and Syddjurs Egnsteater in Denmark. In 2017, she again directed for these two theatres in the production of Heartedness, which was included in the official program of Aarhus - European Capitol of Culture.
Since 2015, she has together with her husband Ketil Kolstad written the book of the family musical The Time of Nick. Abraham Tetenbaum writes the lyrics and Tor Ingar Jakobsen is the composer. The musical has been developed through workshops on Broadway and in Oslo, and will be fimatized in NYC in 2021.
Hanne Brincker is the general manager of Buskerud Theatre.
Brincker was granted the artist scholarship of Oppland County in 2009, and the Government`s artist scholarship in 2010.
TOR INGAR JAKOBSEN
(born August 15 1973 in Gjøvik) is a Norwegian composer and musician. He has a Cand.Philol. degree in jazz piano, composing and arranging from the University in Oslo.
In later years, Jakobsen has primarily worked as composer for musicals in New York. He has composed the music for two New York based musicals; `The Time of Nick` which had Industry Readings on Broadway in 2017 and 2019, and `Under Her Hat` which was presented in 2015.
Back home in Norway he has worked as composer and musician at several institutional and private theaters, and he has compose and arranged for the Norwegian Broadcasting Orchestra (Kringkastingsorkesteret).
(born 21 January 1975 in Gjøvik) is a Norwegian actor, playwright and promotor of reading and literature.
He was the general manager of ASSITEJ Norway 2018-2020, which included being the festival director of the ASSITEJ Artistic Gathering 2019 in Kilden Theatre and Concert Hall, Kristiansand. He was the artistic director of Nord-Trøndelag Theatre 2011-2015, and before that he was the general manager of the Association !READ 2007-2011.
Kolstad is educated as an actor within Stanislavki`s system at Bergen Theatre school, and he completed his studies in creative writing at the Norwegian Institute for Children`s Books in 2017. He has been working as a perfomer since 1997, the first years constantly on tour for The Tramp Theatre, which he run together with his wife Hanne Brincker.
Kolstad has written orginal plays (among them Spooky Christmas), he has dramatized books (such as Findus and the Christmas Tomte) and he has translated plays to Norwegian (such as the Broadway success The 39 Steps and Let the Right One In). All of the mentioned shows have been produced by Norwegian regional theaters, and he has also written, directed and played for independent companies and private theaters.
Since 2015, he has been working with Hanne Brincker, Abraham Tetenbaum and Tor Ingar Jakobsen on the family musical The Time of Nick through workshops on Broadway and in Oslo. The show will be filmatized in NYC in 2021. Ketil Kolstad is also currently writing on a new version of his own play The Witch Hunt which will open in Denmark in August 2021, and on the play Cutting Land which will premiere for Nordland Theatre in 2022.
Kolstad was 2011-2015 member of the Ministry of Culture`s jury for the Government`s awards for the best children`s and young people`s literature. He was also jury member for another children`s book literary award 2009-2010.
Kolstad has been granted the artist scholarship of Oppland County, the Government`s start-up grant and Alf Mjøen`s scholarship for talented youth.