Det Meningsfulla livet (A meaningful life) is a stage performance, a documentary drama set in a radio station. The performance examines one of the greatest challenges in life, how do I live a meaningful life? The starting point was inspired by the existentialist Albert Camus and the philosophical question: is life meaningful to be lived in a meaningless and absurd world and how do I come to my senses that I will one day die.
In 2015 interviews were made with 60 seniors from all across Västmanland. There, the question about the meaningful life resulted in stories of life. Some lives have been terrible, others happy, some have lived their lives on the edge, and some in the dark.
The show gives an insight into how it is to be old, where the past and present are interwoven in the unique life stories full of sorrow and joy. During the show, the voices from seniors will simultaneously interpreted by the actors Anja Landgré and Kenneth Risberg through headphones.
DIRECTOR: JENS NIELSEN & TOMAS RAJNAI
WRITTEN BY: JENS NIELSEN & TOMAS RAJNAI
ACTORS: ANJA LANDGRÈ & KENNETH RISBERG
PRODUCER: ULRIKA DALENSTAM
TECHNICIAN: VLADI VARGAS
STAGE HAND: CHRISTER BILLSTRÖM
The show is created in cooperation with Västmanlands teater, Västmanlands länsmuseum and Radio P4 Västmanland and performed at Västmanlands teater.