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Transiteatre-Bergen (Tt-B) constitutes a dynamic network of artists working in different constellations transgressing geographic and artistic dividing lines. Tt-B has its base in Bergen (Norway), but collaborates with national and international institutions and professionals in the development of a contemporary and critical experimental theatre, with a core interest in the musical and music-aesthetical potential of the theatre. Artistic director of Transiteatret-Bergen is Tore Vagn Lid.

The company has developed a number of critically acclaimed works which has been presented on contemporary venues and festivals both nationally and internationally also on larger festivals like Salzburger Festspielen (YDP, "Die Massnahme", 2008) and Bergen International Festival and Arctic Arts Festival. Transiteatret-Bergen is supported by The City of Bergen and Norwegian Arts Council.


Tore Vagn Lid (born 1973) is a Norwegian theatre director, playwright, musician, and artistic director of Transiteatret-Bergen. Tore Vagn Lid holds professorships in directing and dramaturgy both at the National Academy of the Arts (KHIO) in Oslo and at (NTNU) in Trondheim. He earned his PhD from the Institute for Applied Theatre Studies in Giessen, Germany. Lid has been central figure in what is seen as a new political turn in the contemporary Norwegian theater. Besides his own plays he has written numerous articles, especially focusing on the relationship between theater and music, music-dramaturgy and musical strategies for theater directing. Tore Vagn Lid has been rewarded with a number of prices and awards for his work in theatre. Among these the National Hedda Award for several of his works and as dramatist he received the National Ibsen Award in 2016.

In 2018 Tore Vagn Lid holds a guest professorship at Institute of Theatre- Film- and Media Science at Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt.

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Hordaland Kunstsenter
Klosteret 17
5005 Bergen

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