Arne Nøst

Born17 Jul. 1962
FunctionsStage designer, Theatre director

About Arne Nøst

Arne Nøst (born in Levanger July 17 1962) is a Norwegian visual artist, stage designer and the artistic director/CEO for Rogaland Theatre.

Arne Nøst was educated at Trondheim Academy of Fine Art-85 and The National Academy of Fine Arts, Oslo, 1985-86 and 1987-88.

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As a visual artist Arne Nøst has had a number of separate art exhibitions, and many assignments in decoration. He has also illustrated several books, including the book club Den Norske Bokklubben made of The Sorrows of Young Werther.

From 1988 he has been drawing for the newspaper Dagbladet, and he has been responsible for the stage design for productions as different as The Cherry Orchard (The National Stage), Turn Me on, Dammit (The Norwegian Theatre) and Bollywood Ibsen - Fruen fra det indiske hav* (Bollywood Ibsen - The Lady from The Indian Sea (Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre)).

January 1 2009 he started his term as the head of Rogaland Theatre.

Arne Nøst was nominated for the best visual design Hedda Award 2009 for his stage design for Pan, Hålogaland Theatre.

Arne Nøst was nominated for The Hedda Award 2014 in the best stage design/costume design category for his stage design for Shockheaded Peter by Julian Crouch and Phelim McDermott, directed by Erik Ulfsby, produced by The Norwegian Theatre.


The Hedda Award

Store Norske Leksikon,

The Hedda Award,, 19.05.2014,

*Not yet translated into English. The title within parentheses is the Norwegian title's literal meaning.

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