about freya


Freya Stang is an actor / director, writes and teaches.   

She has a passion for creating stories, characters and

bringing these to life.

Freya works across genres, has a firm base in

movement theatre, devises original theatre and

also works with classical and modern text. 

She performs equally Shakespeare or  Chekov

as she does a silent mime performance. 

When performing she sometimes

uses masks, clown or puppets .

In 2019 she performed live  in

PIerre and the Moon, La Voix Humaine,

A Symposium for Three Clowns,

Sunset in Morden, - in three

different countries: UK, France and Norway. 

Freya is a specialised trained Hospital Clown and

performs  all over Norway with the

Norwegian Hospital Clowns.   

There she is also responsible for

recruitment and training for the team of

hospital clowns.

Freya  is a highly experienced teacher of adults and is currently a part of the 2 year Easmus Project, setting standards  for European medical clown qualifications -  in collaboration with Italy, France, Portugal, Latvia and Norway.


She has studied the theatre pedagogy of Jacques Lecoq  at Helikos Internationale School of Theatre Creation in Florence (3 year full-time programme)   There she worked under the schools multiple branches and influences: Theatre of the Opressed, Gestalt, Bio Energetics and Taoist Martial Arts    http://www.helikos.org/

Studied and Performed Shakespeare, Ibsen and Chekov at RADA, Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts     www.rada.ac.uk

Freya first trained with Desmond Jones School of Mime and Physical Theatre, in London www.desmondjones.co.uk 

Later acting as pedagogic assistant to the school, 2 years.  

Before and since she has been inspired by  a multitude of wide-ranging influences, from the training of Clown through mask / the Pochinko method, the rigour and beauty of Etienne Decroux technique with Mime Corporel  to further Shakespearean studies at  Shakespeare’s Globe in London, The Actors Centre in London and Oslo.

She holds a Post Graduate Certificate in the training of Adults, awarded by Nottingham University.