Jølster hotell
Jeff Pedersen productions (2020)

How do you build a new home on a fractured foundation?

Five asylum seekers from different countries are thrown together as guests of Jølster Hotell, a rundown former hotel now used as an asylum center. Some have just arrived, others have been there for years, but all of them have been separated from home and family and all of them know that they will one day leave – either to a new home in Norway, or by being sent back where they came from. They have little power, all they can do is wait. 

 

How do they cope with the uncertainty about their futures? About their fears for their families? How do they handle the trauma that caused them to leave their own countries, or the trauma they faced on their journeys to Norway?

Jølster Hotell is a physical theatre production in stylized bodypaint without text. The entire show takes place during a dinner amongst the guests of Jølster Hotell. 

Directed by Jeff Pedersen

Written by Jeff Pedersen, based on the book by Katrine Sele

Dramaturg – Katrine Sele

Produced by Camilla Svingen and Jeff Pedersen

Musical consultant – Ole Hamre

Set and costume design by Silje Sandodden Kise

Lighting design by Silje Grimstad

Makeup design by June Midttveit Olsen

Sound design by Steinar Skadal

Collaborating dancers: Anna Einemo Frøysland, Berit Einemo Frøysland, Jon Werede Hope, Jon Filip Fahlstrøm, Nathalie Adriana Hast

Photography by David Zadig

Touring Vestland in 2020!

Coming to Bergen in 2021!