In a bourgeois family in Cairo, a mother and daughter are engaged in a hushed battle with each other over the running of the house, and how interaction with its male inhabitants should handled. This rivalry gives rise to a delightful mixture of every day goings on which are dramatic and comical in equal measure.
Charlie Åström frequently works as a light designer in team with Egytian director Ahmed El Attar, Lebanese set designer Hussein Baydoun and Hassan Khan, Egyptian composer and artist. MAMA premiered at the renowned Festival d’Avignon in July and is tourning in France this October.
CONCEPT, DIRECTION, SET & LIGHT DESIGN AT ANGEREDS TEATER
Charlie Åström creates a children’s play at Angereds teater this fall. Please step in to Wolds of waiting!
Ohh, how boring, how extremly boring. I cant take it anymore. Where is she? Why isn’t she here? They are two. They are prepared. They have a mission – to defeat waiting. Once and for all!
A curious play about our brief time on earth. With high intensity, grand light design and newly written music we travel togheter through Worlds of waiting. Premiere 11 of September at Angereds teater.
LIGHT DESIGN FOR SUPERHJÄLTAR (SUPER HEROES) AT TYST TEATER
Charlie Åström continues his cooperation with Tyst teater (Swedish theater of sign language) and creates the light design for the play Superhjältar.
In Superhjältar we get to meet four young deaf persons who struggle with love, identity, jealousy, friendship, conflicts and homework. As if that was not enough, they also have to handle their super powers.
Performed in Sweish sign language and dubed to Swedish. Touring fall 2018.
UPPENBARELSEN (THE REVELATION) REOPENING THE 20TH OF NOVEMBER
Uppenbarelsen, performed at The Royal Dramatic Theater’s small stage, written and directed by Mattias Andersson, with light design by Charlie Åström who also made the set design together with Mattias Andersson was praised by the Swedish critics as one of the best productions of the year 2017.
“I was unprepared of the strength of this piece, of how close he gets, how vivid the questions and characthers become. There is a burning intensity in all of them and in the performances as a whole. This is one of the best new written Swedish plays I have ever seen, staged with total precision.” Anneli Dufva, Kulturnytt “…master piece…” “Everything in own direction and set design, the later with help from the sublime light designer Charlie Åström. So skinless and beautiful… Leif Zern, DN
LIGHT AND SET DESIGN FOR SKUGGORNA AV MART (THE SHADOWS OF MART)
Charlie Åström is back at Backa teater in Göteborg, where he earlier for many years created light and set designs. Skuggorna av Mart is a new written play by Mattias Andersson, inspired by Swedish author and play write Stig Dagerman’s Skuggan av Mart.
We meet three characters. They dream about making a lasting impression on earth. The room is slowly filled by shadows playing around them, beautiful and intimidating. Reality disolves and fright destroys.
Set design: Charlie Åström & Mattias Andersson. Light design: Charlie Åström & Tomas Fredriksson. Premiere 24 of Mars at Backa teater, Göteborg. Performed until 22th of November.