The Merchant Of Copenhagen, An Adaptation Of William Shakespeare’s "Merchant of Venice” by George Mungai.
Premiered 25th August 2016 at BaltoppenLive, Ballerup
The organization was founded by Michael Omoke through 26th June 2014 – 29th March 2015 in collaboration with 30 artists (derived from 21 different nationalities) who formed the entities first founding members.
ACT / New Nordic Voices is a transnational theatre company in Denmark.
To connect thespians globally and act as an inter-cultural creative integrator mounting master piece productions through local, regional and cross-continental collaborations.
The original intent behind the creation of ACT/ New Nordic Voices is to aesthetically embrace & reflect cultural diversification.
ACT’s vision is to have multiple cultures share a stage.
‘New Nordic Voices’ presents the visibility of Nordic minorities through a series of classic theatre productions exploring iconic Nordic playwrights’ work parallel and juxtaposed to Afro-American, African & Caribbean playwrights.
Each production will bear ACT’s unique characteristic of ‘Multiple Cultures Sharing A Stage’ through a composite inter- cultural mix of performing artists of divergent ethnic backgrounds domiciled across the Nordic countries.
This will in turn give these minority artists a voice of cultural expression as a vital building block for democratic societies. The classic Nordic plays will be adapted, while keeping their timbre and intention intact, whereas the Global plays will introduce new plays previously unexplored and untold within the Nordic region.