TRUNK & EGG is an international theatre company based in Norway and the UK. We create our shows through the manipulation of lampshades, heavily influenced by our studies at Ecole Jacques Lecoq. We are committed to creating dynamic physical work which aims to transcend language, making theatre fun and accessible for everyone! 

 

 

The Trunks were conceived during our studies on a "Mystère" style of theatre at Jacques Lecoq in 2013. They are beings with a very simple white form, and yet a huge clarity of expression. The simplicity gives them an innocence, and the snout like opening a great sense of curiosity. They have a sense of marvel and playfulness at the world around them, keen to explore every new sound, smell or movement as an excitement to be relished!

 
 

Chriss Therese Gjerde Granberg is a Norwegian theatre maker and educator. She completed a degree in drama and theatre communication which took place in Norway, China and Chile, before training at the Jacques Lecoq School of Theatre in Paris (2012-2014). Whilst there she also participated in the Laboratory of the Study of Movement, an exploration into the dynamics of scenography. Chriss teaches theatre to children in Oslo.

 
 

Jock Maitland is a Scottish theatre maker and musician. He completed a degree in architecture at the Glasgow School of Art, before training at the Jacques Lecoq School of Theatre in Paris (2012-2014). Whilst there he also participated in the Laboratory of the Study of Movement, an exploration into the dynamics of scenography. Jock lives and works in Paris, at the Louvre and elsewhere. 

 
 

Bendik Nordgaard is a Norwegian theatre maker and musician. He completed a degree in musical science at the University of Trondheim and followed the course of dramatic arts at the Oslo Theatre School (Schous), before training at the Jacques Lecoq School of Theatre in Paris (2012-2014). Bendik has worked around the world as a humanitarian clown with the Flying Seagull Project.

 
 

Photos by Katarzyna Wie

Eric Zimmerman is a French-American theatre maker and educator. He completed a degree in special education at the University of Maine, Farmington, before training at the Jacques Lecoq School of Theatre in Paris (2012-2014.) In 2014 Eric founded and directed the movement based theatre project Impulse.