our history
2003 Sarah Cameron Sunde and Anna Gutto meet and quickly realize they share a common passion for Jon Fosse’s plays and a vision for how to translate and produce his plays for American audiences.

2004 January in Oslo: we have a closed reading of Sarah's new American-English translation of Night Sings Its Songs with some of Norway’s finest actors and Jon Fosse, soliciting feedback from Norwegian theater practitioners. Norway’s biggest news outlets cover the story. June in New York: Night Sings Its Songs opens at The Culture Project’s 45 Below Theater. Our production marks the official debut of Jon Fosse’s work in the United States and he attends the opening.

2005 Anna and Sarah are commissioned to create a performance for the King and Queen of Norway on their visit to New York. A concert event entitled Variations On A Theme is the result. Oslo Elsewhere incorporates as a New York not-for-profit orporation and qualifies as a tax exempt 501(c )(3) entity.

2006 March in Oslo: we collaborate with Nationaltheatret (The National Theater of Norway) to workshop Sarah's new American-English translation of deathvariations by Jon Fosse, and Anna and Bridgette Wimberly’s new translation/adaptation of Rosmersholm by Henrik Ibsen. August in New York: IBSEN/FOSSE 2006 opens at 59E59 Theaters; deathvariations and Rosmersholm run in rep for 5 weeks. Oslo Elsewhere is asked to represent the United States in a project of Det Åpne Teater (The Open Theater – Norway’s theater for new play development). We pick Sheila Callaghan as the American playwright and we’re paired with Lisa B. Lie as the Norwegian playwright. We translate both plays, and readings are presented in New York and Oslo.

2007 Lisa Dozier becomes our Executive Producer. PAJ (Performing Arts Journal) publishes Sarah's translation of deathvariations, which formally introduces American theater academics and practitioners to Jon Fosse’s work. Oslo Elsewhereformulates a three-year plan: the priority is to continue creating a body of work for Fosse in the U.S. Oslo Elsewhere will produceSa Ka La by Jon Fosse in late 2008; then a modern take on The Master Builder by Henrik Ibsen in 2009; and then another play by Jon Fosse (to be announced) in 2010.

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