Midsummer workshop in Gjøvik, Norway

They don’t celebrate Midsummer in Norway, but they paid well for me to work on this Swedish holiday, for the first time in my life.

In the pic, the producer Kari Dælie from Teater Innlandet, the Irish-Norwegian commedia teacher Stephen Hutton, the playwrite Toril Solvang and the youth theatre leader Keno Morales. This was the team teaching 30 youths about acting during a week on the shore of lake Mjøsa, eastern Norway. I learned a lot by trying to make the kids experience the difference between real acting and fooling around. My colleges were inspiring. The surroundings beautiful. The kids very tolerable. We watched the football world championships on our free evenings, to stay somewhat sane.