Jeff Pedersen Productions is a theatre production company based in Vestland, Norway. We are dedicated to creating exciting new works of theatre, to working in nontraditional spaces, and to collaborating with artists in other fields to test the boundaries of theatre as an art form.
Vestland is one of the most naturally beautiful places on earth and theatre her should reflect the area it is made. We think that it is vital to take advantage of the wealth of talent in our region, and will offer opportunities to young theatre professionals as often as possible. Since our founding in 2012, we have given more opportunities to young theatre professionals in our region than all other companies or institutions combined.
This investment in the development of talent not only benefits us artistically, but also benefits our region and helps to create an exciting theatre community. We work with athletic, detailed, and explosive physical theatre, and with texts with deep emotional and poetic resonance. Central to our approach is the idea that the audience is directly challenged by our work – they are not passive viewers, but rather participants who exit the theatre as fundamentally different people than those who entered it.
Our focus is an absolute dedication to our story, and we will explore any possibility in search of the most effective mode of telling it. In addition to method, classical, and physical theatre techniques, we have used parkour, martial arts, stage magic and mentalism, photography and fine art in our work. This willingness and passionate desire to make use of any possible storytelling tool available makes us also able to work across a wide range of mediums. Our work includes theatre, opera, television, film, video games, concerts, and design. Jeff Pedersen is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.