Else Marie Laukvik

Else Marie Laukvik was born in 1944 in Oslo, Norway. She was one of the five young people who agreed to work with the then unknown Eugenio Barba in Oslo in 1964. Else Marie followed the group to Holstebro, Denmark. Her experiences as an actor are published in The Actor’s Way, edited by Erik Exe Christoffersen. At the same time as she was performing with Odin Teatret, Else Marie worked as director for Teatret Marquez in Aarhus, Denmark, from 1981 to 1991, and from 1993 to 2004. As an actress Else Marie has also collaborated with Teatro Tascabile di Bergamo (Italy), in 1996. She worked as a freelance director with Munin Teatret (Denmark) in 1997, Teatro Actores Alidos (Italy) in 1999, Rogo Teatro (Italy) in 2002, Associazione Culturale Teatro dell’Albero (Italy) in 2003. Else Marie Laukvik toured to Australia and New Zealand in 2004 as director of the performance Ingeborg Stuckenberg, Teatret Marquez, giving lectures at universities about Odin Teatret’s history. Else Marie worked as director with the musical trio Kabaret Wagon, making En tu pequeña vida in 2005, and The Monkey Orchestra, a performance for children, in 2006. In 2007, she directed the cabaret performance Hungry Tigers with the new theatre duo Mia & Max. Else Marie Laukvik has created My Stage Children, a performance which presents all her stage characters live and through film fragments.

Current performances and work demonstrations


The Deaf Man’s House

My Stage Children

The Deaf Man’s House

My Father’s House
The Book of Dances
Presenze e Figure
Come! And the Day will be Ours
The Million
The Gospel According to Oxyrhincus

Performance demonstrations
My Stage Children

Storytelling Project
The Soldier, a Child and the Blue Bird

Odin performances for children
Gøglere og Spaghetti

Performances with Else Marie Laukvik as actress with other companies than Odin Teatret
Per Gynt (directed by Renzo Vescovi, Teatro Tascabile di Bergamo, Italy)

Performances directed by Else Marie Laukvik for Teatret Marquez
La Candida
Goya – a Masquerade of Love
Perler og Svin – en cabaret
Kroppen er et digt – Kærligheden en sang
One More Planet! Please.
Blind Sejlads
Short Letters from a Long Voyage

Performances directed by Else Marie Laukvik for other companies

The Night of the Vagabonds (with Silvia Ricciardelli, Ulrik Skeel, Julia Varley)
Hvor ravnene vender (with Munin Teatret, Denmark)
Mille e un Sogno (with Actores Alidos, Italy)
Good Night Cathy (with Rosalba Genovese, Teatro dell’Albero, Italy)
Senza Destinazione (with Rogo Teatro, Italy)
Ingeborg Stuckenberg Project 2004 (Teatret Marquez, Denmark)
En tu pequeña vida (with Kabaret Wagon, Denmark)
The Monkey Orchestra (with Kabaret Wagon, Denmark)
Hungry Tigers (with Mia & Max, Great Britain)
Caveflowers (with Hazal Selçuk, Turkey, co- director F. Winther)
Seagreen Story (with Hazal Selçuk, Turkey)
Metamorpheosis (with Samka Teatro, Italy/Colombia)
Arctic Hysteria (with Abi Basch and Kinderdeutsch, San Francisco, USA)
KNOTS – Rules to Be Happily Unhappy (with Itinera arte en expanción, Italy/Mexico)
Sandkassen i Regnvejr (with Mia Theil Have, Riotous Company-Danmark)
Flor de Mármol (with Mérida Urquia, Mi Compañía Teatro – Colombia)