20 Sep 2015

How Soon is Too Soon?

From Standing Room Only, 2:48 pm on 20 September 2015

Just before Norwegian Anders Breivik killed and injured more than 280 people four years ago, he sent out a 15-hundred page manifesto. The rambling document contained racist propaganda, philosophical reflections and bomb manuals. It also featured interviews he conducted with himself, together with diary entries. Three Danish theatre makers have written a play based on that manifesto, which saw them embroiled in a media debate about whether the production should go ahead, this was in 2012 soon after the shootings. The production did go on and now it's about to be performed in New Zealand for the first time. The Director and producer, Anders Falstie-Jensen and Edwin Wright talk about the play and the controversy that surrounded it when it was first performed in Norway in 2012. MANIFESTO 2083 premieres at The Basement in Auckland on the 29th of September.