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
LIGHT DESIGN FOR AHMED EL ATTAR’S BEFORE THE REVOLUTION
Before the revolution has already performed on several stages around Europe and in March the performance is restaged in Cairo, Egypt. Charlie Åström has been the light designer of the internationally acknowledged Egyptian director since 2004.
Director Ahmed El Attar about Before the revolution: “The Egyptian revolution was not just about the desire to change the political system. It was – most importantly – the expression of the accumulation of decades of oppression, deception, insecurity, violence, inefficiency and depression. “Before the revolution” attempts to place audiences in that emotional and intellectual moment, portraying the stagnation before an inevitable eruption”
Performed at Rawabet theatre, Cairo 24, 25 and 26 of March
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) PRAISED BY CRITICS
Uppenbarelsen, performed atThe 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