Rehearsal Matters is a research project by Seachange Lab (formerly Laboratoriet) in Aarhus, Denmark.

Between 2008 and 2016, 40 performing arts professionals from Scandinavia, Europe and North America have been interviewed about their work methods, personal experiences, ideas and dreams for the rehearsal process. They represent different ages, traditions and fields of profession. The central questions are: What is the most important condition for a good rehearsal process? What is the greatest problem of the process? What would you change or try out, if anything was possible?

Rehearsal Matters is not statistics, but a series of candid and intimate reflections, practical experience and visions – a source of inspiration and knowledge for artists, researchers, students and anyone who is interested in creative processes.

The Rehearsal Matters collection on this website is available as full-length interviews in writing, in Danish and/or in English, and as video extracts of 5-15 minutes, in English or with English subtitles.

In 2017, 18 of the interviews have been published in the book The Art of Rehearsal - Conversations with Contemporary Theatre-Makers by Bloomsbury Methuen Drama. 



Concept, interviews and videos: Isabelle Reynaud, Deborah Vlaeymans and Barbara Simonsen.

Co-editing, texts: Birgitte Klit Kjær, Rasmus Malling Skov Jeppesen.
Video editing: Deborah Vlaeymans, Jakob Edut, Rasmus Reimer Larsen/Foxcut Film.
Translations, transscripts etc.: Barbara Simonsen, Fabienne Pauly, Heidi Reidel Sørensen, Anna Land, Nis Hollesen, Elisabeth Lengefeldt, Frederike Fahse, Kathrine Lund, Hannah Oxenvad Svarrer, Maria Rævbak, Louise Herrche Serup, Henriette Dinesen.