In certain corners of life you can find some rest in the delusion that the world is good. That happens, for example, often at Teater Pero where life seems possible to influence. A very positive way of relating to a child audience. A lie, yes indeed, but when reality turns up around 10 – 12 years of age, the child exposed to Pero’s mime stunts and fantasy at least is equipped with a cocky pride as an antidote to despondency and existential dispair.Dagens Nyheter
Teater Pero was founded in 1983 by Peter Engkvist & Roger Westberg and creates theatre for children, adolescence and adults. Peter Engkvist is today the Artistic Director of Pero Theatre.
Between 1993 and 2020 Teater Pero housed two stages in the heart of Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, presenting own performances almost every day together with guest appearances, about 500 performances a year (700 performances 2015).
Teater Pero has been performing in a lot of festivals e.g. Denmark, USA, Ireland, Austria, South Korea, Cameroon, Japan and China.
Teater Pero has been conducting workshops abroad for actors and directors since 1987 (e.g. Finland, Iceland, China, India and Vietnam).
Teater Pero´s artistic foundation is built on mime and mimical storytelling combined with music and dialogue. As a company performing for children Teater Pero is well established and has toured all around Stockholm, Sweden and the rest of the world.
Several of Teater Pero´s plays has received awards such as Örjan – the Eagle Afraid of Heights which received The Governments Award for Children – & Adolescent Theatre in 1992 and the papers wrote …one of the greatest dramatizations the theatre of children has ever seen. Dagens Nyheter
The plays ”The Wizard of Oz” and ”The Boy” and ”The Star” was nominated for the Critics Award.
Several of Pero Theatre´s plays has received awards such as Örjan – the Eagle Afraid of Heights which received The Governments Award for Children – & Adolescent Theatre in 1992 and the papers wrote …one of the greatest dramatizations the theatre of children has ever seen. Dagens Nyheter
The plays The Wizard of Oz and The Boy and the Star was nominated for the Critics Award.
Productions available for touring abroad:
(Aston’s stones can be performed in english and german)
The story about the little dog who want to take care of all the stones he can find. Some are big and some are small. One is sad and another one feels cold. All of them in need to be taken care of. Every stone gets to follow Aston home and is greeted with a warm and cosy bed.
This story is about how easy it is to love and the ability to see and to appreciate the value in small things – even in a little stone From a child’s perspective it’s so easy to love and to show empathy, there are no obstacles. As a grown ups we can usually only remember how easy it was.