The Oslo Players
The Oslo Players is an English-speaking drama group open to people of all
nationalities. The group's aim is to produce theatre in English and to
developgroup and individual potential. The group meets regularly for workshops
which give training in various aspects of theatrical productions, as well
as working towards productions. The group also has an excellent international
and social atmosphere with regular social activities, such as trips to
the theatre, visits to the cinema, cabin trips (this is very Norwegian)
as well as frequent informal get-togethers and parties. Just the place
to make friends for life!
In the summer of 1990, three students formed The Oslo Shakespeare Playersin
order to produce Shakespeare's play Cymbeline in English. The play
wasnever produced, but so many eager people turned up at the first information
meeting that the group was a fact. Renamed The Oslo Players, the group
set about producing their first play, Another Place, written for the group
by A. Raymond Barnes, one of the group's founders. When the play was done,
in March 1991, the members were eager for more. Thus were born the Shakespeare
Evenings, celebrations of Shakespeare's birthday (on April 23rd) a concept
so successful that it was repeated twice the same year and annually ever
After The Oslo Players had been in operation for about a year, the group
had grown so extensive that a more democratic administration was needed.
Thus was born The Oslo Players' Constitution, and the Executive Committee,
elected every year at the AGM. The Committee has seven members: the Chairman,
Vice Chairman, Treasurer, Administrator and three non-titular members.
An Electoral Committee takes care of nominations before the AGM to ensure
that all positions will be filled.
This may sound very bureaucratic, but it is actually a great advantage
for continuity and the running of the group to have people who take care
of booking rooms and venues, planning workshops and activities and mailing
out information to all members!
Last updated: 24 January 2002
This site is maintained by Bjørn Tore Elvedal who can be
reached here .