NEXT DOOR 2013
INTIMATE STORYTELLING AND HIGH-OCTANE PHYSICAL THEATRE EXPLORE WHAT IT IS THAT REALLY CONNECTS US
When Ivan Hansen’s neighbor passes away, Ivan suddenly realizes that he doesn’t know anything about him. As Ivan puzzles over how strange it is that you can live next to someone, for years, and not know them at all, he begins to wonder what it is that connects us...
A blend of personal memories, shared stories and melodies to remember, Next Door is low-fi, high-octane physical storytelling that celebrates imagination, connection and the importance of relationships.
Next Door received generous support from The Danish Arts Council, DAF, Nordic Culture Point, The Nordic Culture Foundation, The Finnish Arts Council, Fazer and The Derek Institute. As well as the following individuals:
Leading Role ($1000+): Henrika Conner, Lee Foster, Barbara Bugaj
Supporting Role ($500-999): Mary Sireci, Janine Bugaj, Stephan Bugaj
Ensemble ($100-499): Barbi Rodriguez, Emily Austin & Frank Winslow, James Fausto, Adam Pieniazek & Family
Understudy ($1-99): Mariana Elder, Heather May, Adam Gratch, Brendan Healy, Nina Farengan
AN AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL ODYSSEY
THROUGH THE COMPLEXITIES OF SAYING GOODBYE
Concept: Troels Hagen Findsen (DK), Marc Gassot (FIN/FR) og Katrina Bugaj (US/DK)
Direction and set design: Katrina Bugaj
Story: Ivan Hansen, Troels Hagen Findsen, Katrina Bugaj
Performers: Ivan Hansen (DK) og Pekka Räikkönen (FIN)
Sound Design: M.L. Dogg (US)
Light Design: Teemu Nurmelin (FIN)
Costume Design: Noora Salmi (FIN)
Photographer: Alex Brenner (UK)
Video: Nick Jesper (UK)
An earlier version of the work was performed at Kulttuuritehdas Korjaamo in Helsinki, under the working title The Borders Project, after which it toured to venues in Sweden, Denmark and Norway in collaboration with Teater Enkor in Gothenborg, Prøvehallen in Copenhagen, The Ensemble Free Theatre Norway, Grusomhetens Teater in Oslo, and the Teatteri Festivaali Lainsuojattomat in Pori. Next Door officially premiered at The Underbelly, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, 2013. It subsequently toured to venues in England, Wales, Scotland, Spain, Kosovo, Northern Ireland, Denmark, and The United States.