Those who face the world with vomit in their hair

WORK IN PROGRESS – great minds from the hiphop scene in collaboration with great minds from the theatre scene.

Photo: Emilie Pat. Williams.

Photo: Emilie Pat. Williams.


7. SEPTEMBER 7th 19:30

Nordic Black Theatre/Caféteatret

OK, this is our project. We want it to be nice, true, dirty and a little raunchy. We talk about tarmac and pavements and everyone who falls flat on their face, those who get bruised and still point their scissors towards the lightning.

Marius Abrahamsen and Taro Vestøl Cooper are slam poets with a central position in Oslo's slam scene. With a basis in one of Marius' ideas, they now have writer Bård Sjøberg, beat boxer Beatur and dramatic advisor Oda Radoor on the team to bring their tarmac poetry one step further.

Those who face the world with vomit in their hair is a performance about those who work hard. About those who end up outside of society. Two slam poets, one writer and one beat boxer explore the dark corners, the unknown and secret places, both in the city and in the human mind, through rhythm, beats and wordsmithery.

WORK IN PROGRESS – great minds from the hiphop scene in collaboration with great minds from the theatre scene

SPKRBOX works with the spreading of new, urban performing arts in Norway. During the first SPKRBOX festival in 2014, guests from abroad were a big part of the programme. The very next year, several collaborations between Norwegian and foreign artists and stage performers were established, like in the show Do Not Shine, a production with artists from Norway, the USA and Iceland, which after a trial period in New York and shows during SPKRBOX 2015 was invited to perform during the theatre festival «Poetic License» in New York earlier this year.

The Trondheim production The Trond Wiger Fucking Life Show is another example of new Norwegian contemporary drama where SPKRBOX has been involved in the production. In collaboration with Teaterhuset Avant Garden and Nord-Trøndelag Teater, SPKRBOX brought together the Trøndelag-based rapper Trond Wiger, playwright Kristofer Grønskag and director Kjersti Haugen. The result was a critically acclaimed show staged during SPKRBOX 2015, with a subsequent tour of Trøndelag and a performance at Sentralen in Oslo.

This year we proudly present a SPKRBOX festival with the main focus on Norwegian and Nordic collaborations, with shows, works-in-progress and the concept instant SPKRBOX.

SPKRBOX 2016 will stage three work-in-progress shows. These three projects are based around the artists and their performance ideas. SPKRBOX has taken them under it's wing and given the artists an opportunity for development and realization. Work-in-progress is lab work: great minds from the hip-hop scene in collaboration with their counterparts from the theatre scene. All three work-in-progress groups have been given a limited number of trial days, culminating in a performance during this year's festival.


Oda Radoor

Written and performed by: Bård Sjøberg, Beatur, Marius Abrahamsen and Taro Vestøl Cooper.