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11. August @ 08:00 4. September @ 17:00

Exchange Learn Perform

Three weeks among professional artists and international participants at Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium.

Participate in training, workshops and contribute to a performing arts exchange that reflects and produces theatre across time, traditions, and genre.

ACTHOW is a laboratory workshop platform that encourages artists to engage in new collaborations and artistic constellations. The aim is both verbally and physically to investigate and challenge the question ACTHOW? or, in other words: to ask ourselves how do we act, interact, and react artistically with others and our surroundings?

We encourage artists in all fields of theatre and performing arts to come and share, and receive, knowledge with and from others, and to make work together. There are a few places for participant-observers.


Theatre has in recent years gone through significant challenges and changes. When old questions (re)arise, we cannot expect the answers to be the same as when they were first asked.

The NTL has always been a place of artistic meetings and investigations, but also seeks to redefine its purpose and engage in new and ongoing questions.

We have all had to re-find our curiosity and need to keep asking: why are we here? What do we want? How do we act?

Answers change with time. And so do the ways we perform, collaborate, and meet our audiences, and the way that we make theatre, and why.

We encourage our colleagues around the world to question our common workplace and ways of production and share moments with audiences.

ACTHOW starts with the key questions:

In what ways can we act, interact, and react with others and the world that surrounds us?

How do we preserve and renew the field of acting without losing depth and reach?

The NTL will host different kinds of training and workshop opportunities during the morning and afternoon and have open ‘workspaces’ to encourage collaboration and new work. There will also be different performances from artists connected to the NTL, and ongoing documentation activities.

The first days of ACTHOW are reserved for the participants to present themselves and their way of working, with the aim of creating relationships between the participants themselves and between those already at NTL.

Further information on preparatory tasks will be sent upon registration.

These artists will give workshops and show their performances during the NTL Weeks

Roberta Carreri

Roberta Carreri is a prominent actress, teacher, writer and organizer in the world of theatre. She joined Odin Teatret in 1974 and has studied various stage techniques from Japan, India, Bali and China. Carreri gives workshops for actors around the world.

Read more about Roberta here

Iben Nagel Rasmussen

Iben Nagel Rasmussen is a versatile artist with experience as an actor, director, teacher and writer. She was hired as the first actor at Odin Teatret in 1966 after its establishment in Holstebro and has since founded several different theater groups and training forms.

Read more about Iben here

Kai Bredholt

As an artist, Kai Bredholt has a background as a boat builder and folk musician. He joined Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium – Odin Teatret in 1990 and has worked as a musician, actor, organizer and director. He is known for his street and circus performances, collaborating with theater groups, clowns, pets, farmers, ballet dancers and more.

Read more about Kai here

Donald Kitt

Donald Kitt Donald is from Cananda and has been performing since 1986. He has worked with and taught stilt artists and has created several stilt figures since 1989. He joined the Odin Teatret ensemble in 2006 and is an actor, teacher and director at Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium.

Read more about Donald here

Søs Banke

Søs Banke, with a master’s degree in dramaturgy from Aarhus University, has worked in theater for over 30 years. She has participated in more than 80 productions as a director, playwright and actress. Throughout her career, she has taught classical theater, drama and contemporary performance to amateurs, students and professionals.

Alice Occhiali

Alice Occhiali is an actor, director and theater educator. She studied Psychology at the University of Padova and Science of Education at the University of Ferrara. She has also trained in modern singing, theater dance and theater under Italian and international masters. She joined Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium – Odin Teatret in 2013 and has been particularly involved in the production of theater performances and educational projects for children, teenagers and adults.

Valerio Peroni

Valerio Peroni is an actor, theater educator and director. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Performing Arts from Link Academy-European Academy of Dramatic Art-University of Malta and a diploma from LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art). He joined Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium – Odin Teatret in 2013 and has been involved in street performances, site-specific performances, theater concerts, community projects and theater workshops for all ages.

Zuzane Durikov

Zuzana Durikov is an actress and singer from Slovakia. She holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in acting from Akadémia Umení in Banská Bystrica, Slovakia. Her experience includes street shows, and she has been both a performer and co-director. She joined Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium in 2013, where she works as an actor.

Pablo Lara-Garcla

Pablo Lara-Garcla trained in classical acting at the Higher Drama School of Malaga and in musical theater at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Both his education and professional experience focus on combining acting, singing, dancing and instrumental music on stage. He is currently getting certified as a vocal instructor at the Institute for Vocal Advancement. He is currently an actor at Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium.

Matias Carruitero

Matias Carruitero is an Argentinian biologist and performer who is passionate about data storytelling. He has been playing bass and stick guitar with music and theater groups since 2003. He has performed at several festivals in Argentina, Europe, China and recently in Greenland. His education includes clown, contact improvisation and theater anthropology.

Gracia Rios Caldero

Gracia is a Spanish actress born in 1995. She holds a degree in Musical Theatre Performance from Mountview University in London (2019) and has completed 10 years of classical music studies (violin) at the Conservatory of Málaga. (2007-2017). Gracia works as an actor and musician at Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium.

Francesca Tesoniero

Francesca Tesoniero holds a master’s degree in architecture and a high school diploma in art. In recent years, she has devoted herself full-time to theater and performing arts. In addition to participating in the various performances as an actress, she has also dedicated herself to creating and constructing set design and has been responsible for stage props and masks.

Karin Ahlström

Karin Ahlström holds a Bachelor of Arts in Theater Acting as well as a Master in Child and Adolescent Psychology and a Master in Montessori Education. She also holds a diploma in project design for social transformation. She has conducted workshops for developing positive relationships and personal wellbeing in various locations such as casinos, prisons, factories and schools. She has specialized and certified in various performing arts disciplines and has taught body expression and movement in higher education and schools.

Practical information – how to apply and prices


  • 9000 kr. Dkk. / 1250,00 € regular price
  • 8499 kr. Dkk. / 1150,00 € Early Bird – apply before 31st of May
  • 8000 kr. Dkk. / 1080,00 € Students* / Group discount from same organization/institute.

*Students need to provide student card or other educational certificate to get the student price

Included in price:

  • Access to working spaces and common areas, such as Music room, Library, Archive and Video room
  • Accommodation in shared room, bathroom and showers
  • Kitchen facilities to prepare and eat inducing fridges to keep personal food
  • Acces to washing machine

Not Included:

  • Travel to and from the theater
  • Food


Background could be actors, theatre students, dancers, performers, musicians, and anyone with a passion and interest in discovering techniques and tools of theatre practice


  • Early bird application before 31st of May
  • Regular application latest July 4.

Apply by downloading this form and send it to workshop@ntl.dk latest 26th of June.

Selected participants will receive an e-mail with confirmation latest on the July 5.

Payment for the workshop before 6th of July.

Practical information:

  • Max. number of participants 25
  • Participants will arrive at the theatre on the 11th of August and depart on the 4th of September 2023.
  • NTL Weeks is conducted in English, but the artists can also communicate in danish, Italian and Spanish
  • All participants will receive an official Certificate of Participation



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