Finn Iunker

Born27 Mar. 1969
FunctionsAuthor, Translator, Dramatist/Playwright
NationalityNorwegian
GenderMale

About Finn Iunker

Finn Iunker is a Norwegian playwright, translator and writer. His first play, The Answering Machine, came in 1994. He has also written the plays Iphigeneia, Dealing with Helen and Play Alter Native. Finn Iunker has often been performed in Europe, in countries including Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Portugal, England, Austria and Belgium. He has also been staged in Canada.

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    In 2006 Finn Iunker received the Norwegian Ibsen Prize. At this time he had mainly been performed outside of Norway.

    The first Norwegian production of one of his plays took place in 2006, when the Norwegian company Verk Produksjoner AKA Verk Productions staged Finn Iunker’s Iphigeneia. This production won Performing Arts Hub Norway's award for best production in 2007, and it was also nominated for the Hedda Award 2007 in the theatre project of the year category.

    The winter of 2008 Verk Produksjoner AKA Verk Productions staged The Answering Machine, and the autumn 2008 the company followed with Dealing with Helen. Trøndelag Theatre staged Finn Iunker’s Iphigeneia the autumn of 2010.

    Among Finn Iunker's plays are:

    The Shameful Murder in Skippergata (written 2006, published 2007), Orkhon’s Death (2005), Preparation for Hades (2005), Iphigeneia (2003), Dealing with Helen(2003), Play alter native(1999), Anwendung (1995), The Answering Machine (1994).

    Among his books are:

    Ventiler (literally: Valves, Kolon 1995), Tre Skuespill (literally: Three Plays, Cappelen 2004), Fortellinger (literally: Stories, Cappelen 2006).

    Finn Iunker has translated plays by Sarah Kane, Franz Xaver Kroetz and David Mamet among others.

    Sources:

    Wikipedia. 20.08.2010: http://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finn Iunker

    BIT Teatergarasjen archive. 20.08.2010: http://www.bit-teatergarasjen.no/article/64

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