|Looking onto the Boulder
|Year of Publication
|Contemporary Theatre Review
|audience, COVID, festival, furlough, walk
Geddy Aniksdal has been a core member of Grenland Friteater, Norway, since the early 1980s. She is an actress, director, and writer and runs the annual Stedsans (Sense of Place) Festival and, along with other company members, the Porsgrunn International Theater Festival. She is also a founder member of the Magdalena Project. In this contemplative essay, Aniksdal reflects poetically on what COVID-induced theatre and festival closure has meant for her as an artist and curator, whose everyday practice normally involves working on the international festival circuit, making performances, and running her own festival in Norway.