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Harastølen Sanatorium. Photo: David Zadig

The yellow wallpaper 
Jeff Pedersen Productions (2018)

The Yellow Wallpaper is a psychological horror originally written as a short story in 1892 by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. The performance premiered 2. August at Harastølen, a condemned tuberculosis asylum. 

Isolated and alone, a woman with postnatal depression is locked in a room with nothing but her thoughts and four walls covered with a strange wallpaper. This intimate psychological horror is in a sense a solo show, but as she discovers another woman trapped behind the wallpaper, the show develops into a desperate duet. Depending on which side of the audience you're on, you get the story told either by an actress as the isolated woman or by a dancer as the woman behind the walls. The horror is based on the audience sharing what it feels like to be both extremely vulnerable and extremely powerless. The performance questions the arrogance of those in power, the effects of isolation, the dangers of a lack of understanding.

Aug 2018: Harastølen, Luster. Norway 

Sep 2018: Cornerteateret, Bergen, Norway 

Director: Jeff Pedersen

Written by: Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Adapted to the stage by: Rolf Losnegård and Jeff Pedersen

Producer: Thea Wiig

Choreographer: Sulekha Omar, Gareth Taylor

Composer: Selma Stang

Music Production: Odd Martin Skålnes


Set/Costume/Video Designer: Tormod Lindgren

Lighting Designer: Marianne Thallaug Wedset

Sound Designer: Håkon Holmås

Projection: Mads Faste Liang Nilsen

Sewing: Thale Kvam Olsen, Jørgen Opsahl

With Kjersti Elvik, Sulekha Omar, Berit Einemo Frøysland, Marte Paulsen, Anna Einemo Frøysland, Helga Farestveit

Det Gule tapetet is supported by Kulturrådet

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