Transit Festival: Stayer


22. June 2019


14:30 - 15:30


Odin Teatret
Særkærparken 144
7500 Holstebro

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Kr. 120 / 60

A black-humoured documentary solo performance on life in and around a sick-bed

Seriously wounded after a car-accident, Teater Fusentast’s CobyOmvlee suddenly found herself in a hospital. Nobody imagined it would take a whole year and another couple of near-death experiences before she finally could leave.

Even though the staff was dedicated, things went terribly wrong: Miscalculated surgeries, near starvation, complicated stomas and lack of hospital beds …

She needed constant care. Daily stoma leaks meant hours of cooperation with nurses, and led to a surprising and somewhat disturbing insight into the how and abouts of hospital life. Her head got riddled with questions.

After coming home, while going through two rough years of rehabilitation, she read extensively. About bowels, about health care, about health politics. She visited conferences on patient safety, on medical imagery, on documentary theatre. Later, with a documentary film maker, she interviewed a large number of health experts in Scandinavia. She gathered good colleagues around her, and STAYER was in production: A personal and humorous analysis of Coby’s own path back to life and her resilience, as well as her questioning of today’s healthcare system. We hope to move the audience and stimulate to fruitful debates on patient safety and future health care.


Artistic staff
Concept/playwright/actress: Coby Omvlee

Anne Mali Sæther
Set designer: Gilles Berger
Video/projections/edit/sound/music: Randi Størseth
Light design/stage design and technique: Sune Schjelderup
Costumes/ co-set designer: Jenny Hilmo Teig
Graphic design: Roger Aasegg
Paintings/images: Coby Omvlee
Musicians improv: fiolin Denise Ayres; cello Ellie Young; keys Randi Størseth
Dramaturgy: Marius Kolbenstvedt, Anne Mali Sæther
Assistent: Ståle Ingebretsen
PR: Jaap den Hertog
Producers: Coby Omvlee, Randi Størseth at Teater Fusentast

Co-produced with Teaterhuset Avant Garden, Trondheim

Financial support
Foundation Free Word,, Norwegian Playwrights Association, Norwegian Culture Foundation, Extra-Foundation dep. Health and Rehabilitation/National Association Against Digestive Diseases, Norwegian Actors Association, Trøndelag County, Trondheim Municipality, Foundation for Performing Artists, the Norwegian Culture Council


DKK 120 / 60 for students; Pensioners; groups of 10+

Reservation of tickets: tel. +45 9742 4777
Mon - Fri between 9.00 -15.00 hrs.

Reserved tickets must be picked up no later than 15 min. before the performance begins.

This work demonstration is presented as part of the 9th TRANSIT FESTIVAL hosted at Odin Teatret. 

TRANSIT FESTIVAL 12 - 23 June 2019

An international theatre festival for women in contemporary theatre. This year’s festival theme is Hope in Action, during which 56 performances, 6 workshops and two art exhibitions will be presented by more than 75 artists from 5 continents.

The Transit Festival has existed since 1995 and it is part of The Magdalena Project, an international network of women in theatre created to enable women to produce work that more profoundly reflects their own experience. The festival is directed by Julia Varley, actress of Odin Teatret.