Nelly Winterhalder

Dramatic text

Journey to the East

Journey to the East is inspired by Korean adoptee Mona Grenne’s quest for belonging and her biological mother. Main character Mina travels through an Asian universe where traditional South Korea meets Seoul’s urban jungle. A journey with visual references to computer games, pop and cartoons, but at the same time a journey on multiple levels, emotionally, physically and through time.

Roles: 2 F, 1 M, 1 chorus


Development of the text was supported by Arts Council Norway and the South Korean Embassy in Oslo, Norway.
English translation by Neil Howard was supported by the Writer's Guild of Norway and NORLA.

Premiere 9/2014, Caféteatret Oslo, Norway, directed by Øystein Ulsberg Brager