INTIMATE STORYTELLING AND HIGH-OCTANE PHYSICAL THEATRE

EXPLORE WHAT IT IS THAT REALLY CONNECTS US

NEXT DOOR 2013

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. 

First Prize & Audience Prize
BIRMINGHAM EUROPEAN FESTIVAL 2013 (UK)

Best Male Performers Award
SKENAUP INTERNATIONAL THEATRE FESTIVAL 2013

"a tip top double act...you would be hard pressed to find a better-integrated or more inviting marriage of mimetic movement and narrative" 
-THE TIMES