Moomsteatern

Moomsteatern is a professional theatre company based on seven actors with learning-disabilities, on stage often integrated with non-disabled actors and situated in Malmö, Sweden. Since Moomsteatern was established in 1987, they’ve had the expressed goal to work with artistic objectives, banning all therapeutic and social aims. This means that the focus group is always the audience, the story and the art. The sole aim of Moomsteatern is to produce performing arts of high artistic quality.

The theatre is legally a Foundation, with 15 employees including artists, technical staff and administration. The actors with learning-disabilities are employed on a full-time basis with salaries and conditions of employment based on the collective agreements relevant to the performing arts in Sweden. They are trained at the national Theatre Academy and members of the Swedish Actors Guild. For each theatre production Moomsteatern collaborates with professional guest artists, musicians, directors, scenographers and costume designers.

Moomsteatern does two or three theatre productions each year, and the target groups span from young children, to teenagers and adults. Moomsteatern’s main audience is in Sweden, but they also tour around Europe and the rest of the world.

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    Mysteriet Kaspar

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    The Tempest

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    The Hunchback of Notre Dame

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    A Dreamplay

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    MAKT

Contact details

Anna Gustafsson
Producer

Moomsteatern
Olof Palmes plats 1
SE-21444 Malmö
Sweden

Artistic Director(s)

Per Törnqvist

Online

Email: ticket@moomsteatern.com
Web: http://moomsteatern.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/moomsteatern

Productions

Fix You

Duration: 37 mins
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Freight: No freight necessary

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Description

A short film by Martin Kullberg based upon the play Fix You written for Moomsteatern by Mikaela Javinger. With Therese Kvist as Sara.

A film about inner pain, severe anxiety, self-harm and hope - the hope that forces us to continue even when we want to let go. About the young woman Sara, who struggles to survive her internal darkness. Shifting between hope and despair, depression and euphoria her way to endure is to hurt herself. A gripping and honest insight.

w English subtitles

Man without Direction

Duration: 15 mins
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Freight: No freight necessary

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Description

A short film written and directed by the internationally awarded Johannes Stjärne Nilsson and the renowned artists Pelle Öhlund & Nina Jemth in collaboration with Moomsteatern.

Lost to himself and the world, Mr D is drawn into a world of endless corridors, lethal waitresses and talkshow hosts that decapitate their guests. A dark, humoristic and surrealistic journey inspired by Dante’s Inferno.

w English and French subtitles

Press Comments & Testimonials

"Moomsteatern creates a masterpiece"

- Sydsvenska Dagbladet about Compagnie of Strangers

"A strange, surreal, thoroughly unique theatre experi­ence full of surprises and unsettling images."

- Liverpool Daily Post About Compagnie of Strangers

"A phenomenal ability to in often wordless scenes and expressionistic graphic tableau vivant reach our most fundamental existential questions about affiliation and loneliness."

- Kvällsposten about Mannen utan Riktning

 

 

Kvällsposten about Mannen utan Riktning"Moomsteatern creates a masterpiece" 
Sydsvenska Dagbladet about Compagnie of Strangers
"A strange, surreal, thoroughly unique theatre experi­ence full of surprises and unsettling images."
Liverpool Daily Post About Compagnie of Strangers 
"A phenomenal ability to in often wordless scenes and expressionistic graphic tableau vivant reach our most fundamental existential questions about affiliation and loneliness."
Kvällsposten about Mannen utan Riktning