Photo: Lina Winge, FinnmarkenPhoto: Martin Gramnæs, Sør-Varanger AvisPhoto: Lene StavåPhoto: Lina Winge, FinnmarkenPhoto: Torjus Kleiven Kandal, Finnmarken

Educational Programme

Since 1991, Samovarteateret has run a theatre school for children and youth in collaboration with Sør-Varanger Kulturskole; «Samovarongan». Former theatre students also get the possibility to join our «aspirant programme».

We have 60 theatre students between 6 and 19 years, divided in four groups.

Our own «Samovar pedagogy» is the base for the teaching part; a mix of our own techniques and methods developed through years as actors and pedagogues, in combination with classical acting techniques. Every year we put up one or more performances, either in groups or with all 60 students together. We often work with classical plays, and make them our own version.

«Samovarongan» often take part in different national and international theatre projects.

Through our «aspirant programme», we also have had several former students working one year at the theatre, taking part in daily activities and teaching. It’s a pleasure to see many of them taking professional theatre education after this, and then coming back to Samovarteateret after finishing their education.