Janne Robberstad

Welcome to my site! I work as an eco-designer, an artist, as a teacher and as a researcher, and creating, or ARTING as I prefer, makes me happy! This is both a portfolio of things I´ve made and a blog meant to inspire.

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Eternal Theatre-magic

Monday, November 23rd, 2020

The Nordic Drama-pedagogical Magazine invited me to write an article about Ecoscenography in their issue about sustainability. So this was my summer-job this year. I never would have done it without the help and encouragement of my co-author Ida Fugli. She´s a dear friend and an excellent academic AND contemporary theatre-maker. This is a mile-stone […]

How can we make theatre more sustainable?

Monday, September 28th, 2020

Now, that is the million-dollar-question! How to make theatre more sustainable? In my master-thesis I made a model, a suggestion to an approach of how it can be improved at least in every department in every phase of a production. This fall I will be able to test it out in practice in collaboration with […]

A story-telling backdrop

Monday, September 28th, 2020

Earlier this summer, a story-telling group contacted me regarding a backdrop for their upcoming tour where they present classic literature through storytelling in their show simply called “3 stories”. I found a picture in my archive that hadn´t been used yet, and they printed it on a big tour-friendly  fabric (with foldable frames). There are […]

The Prague Quadrennial

Saturday, July 13th, 2019

I first heard of the Prague Quadrennial a couple of decades ago, my baby-sister was there when she studied costume-design, but I had never been. This year, I decided it was time! It was a wonderment of lectures, exhibitions, national pavilions, workshops, talks …. And sustainability was clearly becoming a topic which more and more […]

The Boys in the Christmas tree house

Friday, November 30th, 2018

The Boys in the Christmas tree house, by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton, adapted to stage by director Birgit Amalie Nilsen, had it´s  world premiere at Kilden Teater in Kristiansand. I had the costume-design for this wonderful, imaginative, absurd and silly show. With an abundance of quirky characters, there was preferably no limit to our […]

The boys in the Christmas-tree-house

Monday, April 30th, 2018

Yet another exciting, upcoming project. This time I am the costume-designer: With 238 days till Christmas, I am sure you are continuously asking yourself: How do Andy and Terry celebrate Christmas in their Treehouse? Well – come to Kilden and find out! Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton are writing this brand new story for Kilden […]

Fish 2 Mars

Monday, April 30th, 2018

  Why “Fish to Mars” the metal science opera? Impact. Using two of Bergen’s specialties, marine science and metal music, to convey large themes about life and our place in it. Using opera to dramatize characters or points of view,  on a sci-fi story so we can comment on real science without being dated. The […]


Friday, March 2nd, 2018

Milos Forman´s  famous film with Jack Nickolson in the lead is set in the 1950´s in a mental asylum. I recently read it was his settlement with the former communist leadership of his native country. The theatre-play is equally important and sharp in it´s critique, but filled with humor. Bømlo Teatre staged this production with an […]


Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

Haugesund Teater´s version of the Jungle Book (or Mowgli) premiered last night. This version is slightly different from the original written by Rudyard Kipling. The animals grow more and more weary as Mowgli grows and gains more and more power and can control their fate. As humans have entered their forest and changes it with […]


Monday, January 8th, 2018

Mowgli, or the Jungle-book, as it called in Norwegian, is Haugesund teatre´s big family-show this spring. I am in charge of props, and some of the really fun things have to be made by hand. Like the fishing rod and the hand-held fishing-net. I had a trip into the jungle in my back-yard and got […]

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