Winner of the Reumert Award 2021: Performance of the Year
Four war veterans are fighting their very own battle trying to find their way back into the world. A battle in which they challenge their PTSD, their shame and their lack of confidence in the most ultimate and exposed way.
With the film classic Deer Hunter as a guide, fix+foxy invites four war veterans, who have served in Iraq, Afghanistan and The Balkans, onto the stage. In an attempt to recreate the life they lived before it all fell apart, the four veterans go back in time and revisit the traumatizing moments, that changed their life forever.
My Deer Hunter is produced in collaboration with Betty Nansen Teater and was supported by the Danish Arts Foundation for Performing Arts, Augustinus Fonden, Knud Højgaards Fond, Konsul George Jorck og Hustru Emma Jorcks Fond and Aage og Johanne Louis-Hansens Fond and Kirkens Korshær Genbrug & Logistikcenter.
The show was first performed 31 October – 5 December 2020 at Betty Nansen Teatret (Siloen), Copenhagen
8 September – 23 October 2021
Teater V, Valby, Teater Nordkraft, Aalborg, Katapult, Aarhus, Teater Momentum, Odense.
“Tue Biering’s My Deer Hunter is sublime civic theatre.”
“My Deer Hunter is not victimisation or smothering sentimentality, but perhaps the most unpretentious, dignified and important theatre this year.”
Cast Jonas Hjorth Andersen, Nicolai Stokholm Sondrup-Otsen, Palle Würtz og Sara la Cour
Director and Scriptwriter Tue Biering
Set Designer Ida Grarup
Light and Videodesigner Andreas Buhl
Sound Designer Daniel Fogh
Music Arranger Louise Alenius
Dramaturge Tanja Diers
Caster and Cast Consultant Sascha Kempinski
Stage Manager, rehearsals Alice Sjurkalina
Stage Manager, performance run Anna-Sophia Noerbel
Props Coordinator Josefine Else Larsen
Costume Designer Camilla Lind
Carpenter Rasmus Nordal
Carpenter Magnus Poulsen
Press Officer Rosa Dehn Callesen
Poster Photographer Catrine Zorn
Press Photographer and video Søren Meisner
Sound concept Asger Kudahl and Daniel Fogh
Light Technician Malte Hauge
Producer Karoline Holm Michelsen
Communications officer Camilla van Norde
International Producer Annette Max Hansen
Project Officer Christine Walther Sørensen
Director’s Assistant Kasper Bisgaard Laursen
Set Designer’s Assistant Emma Grarup
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