About Teater Spektaklet
Teater Spektaklet has produced 16 plays for children and families throughout the years. We are one of few groups in Sweden that play for really small children, from 2 years of age, but we also perform for school children up until about 12 years of age.
Den Lilla Teatern is managed by Teater Spektaklet in cooperation with Panikteatern, another small theatre group in Uppsala, and is mainly run as a childrens theatre. As well as being our home stage, we host about 50 guest performances a year.
We often collaborate with other artists; puppeteers, puppet makers, stage designers, directors and musicians. For several years we have had a fruitful cooperation with The Omnibus Wind Ensemble, a well known and acknowledged swedish wind ensemble. Together we made ”Pulcinella”, a pantomime for three puppets and twelve musicians, with the music of Igor Stravinsky. With this play we have performed at a number of puppet and music festivals, in Sweden and abroad, and in the summer of -99 we toured in, and around San Francisco USA, invited by the Swedish Consulate in San Francisco.
In the year 2000 we recieved The Gösta Knutsson Award from the City of Uppsala for making Den Lilla Teatern into an established and well known childrens theatre in the heart of Uppsala and for giving many generations of Uppsalas children, as well as their parents, lasting theatre experiences of high quality.
In 2001 ”The Hen that went to Mount Dovre” was nominated to the price for Best Children and Youth Theatre by the Swedish Theatre Critics Association, and the same show was picked out and shown at The Swedish Theatre Biennal in 2003 as one of four children performances.
During the Linnaeus celebration in 2007 we produced ”Order in the Flower Beds! Said Linnaeus” and toured around Sweden performing 262 times. We were also invited by the Swedish Embassy in USA to make a minitour to New York, Philadelphia and Washington where we performed (as the first Theatre ever!) in the newly buildt House of Sweden as they were celebrating Carl Linnaeus 300th birthday.