Jonas Corell Petersen

Jonas Corell Petersen is a Danish theatre director

Jonas Corell Petersen was born in Copenhagen in 1979, and he has studied theatre theory, history of art and philosophy at University of Copenhagen. He has a five year long study in direction from The National Academy of Theatre, Oslo National Academy of the Arts. While studying in Oslo he also took classes at the American SITI Company, founded by Anne Bogart in 1992, to 'revitalise and redefine' the contemporary theatre of USA.

He wrote the drama Døde skygger* (Dead Shadows) which he personally staged, and during his studies he directed Georg Büchner's Woyzeck and an adaptation of Kirsten Thorup's debut novel Baby. The Sorrows of Young Werther in The Norwegian Theatre the autumn of 2010 was his diploma work. The spring of 2011 he staged von Horvath's Faith, Hope and Charity at Trøndelag Theatre.

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(Objekt ID 16016)
Object type Person
Born 1979
Functions Director
Nationality Danish
Gender Male
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Jonas Corell Petersen was nominated for The Hedda Award in the category of Best Direction in 2011 for his direction of The Sorrows of Young Werther by Johan Wolfgang von Goethe, new adaption by Andrea Koschwitz/Jan Bosse, The Norwegian Theatre. For The Sorrows of Young Werther Pedersen also won the European Fast Forward award for young directors.

Since then he has staged Zoo for Black Box Teater and The Norwegian Theatre, Bank for Rogaland Theatre and Othello for Staatstheater Braunsschweig.

Jonas Corell Petersen was nominated for the Hedda Award 2013 in the best direction category for Baby, The National Theatre and Eg/Ik/Ich/I, The Norwegian Theatre. Eg/Ik/Ich/I was also nominated in the special artistic achievement category, and it won The Hedda Award in the best production for children and youth category the same year.

The Hedda Jury gave the following reason:

"Breaking a new path when creating theatre for children and youth demands courage. But just then theatre for children and youth is at its best. This year's winner is such a production, innovative and limitless. In expression, language, content and structure it is a game with all the elements of theatre, and playfully - light and entertaining - it breaks ground while turning up deep, existential serious-mindedness. The performance elegantly balances ancient storytelling and contemporary virtual reality. This year's production for children and youth is clever and existential theatre in which both direction and acting are characterised by energy surplus. The winning production crosses borders between worlds and between languages. This year's award for best production for children and youth goes to Eg/Ik/Ich/I."

The Robbers by Friedrich Schiller, directed by Jonas Corell Petersen, produced by The Norwegian Theatre, was nominated for The Hedda Award 2014 in the production of the year category.

Sources:

Black Box Teater, blackbox.no, 04.07.2011, http://www.blackbox.no/content/titlePresentation.php?tid=2106

The Hedda Awards 2013, heddaprisen.no, 10.06.2013, http://www.heddaprisen.no/pub/heddaprisen/main/?aid=1176

The Hedda Awards 2014, heddaprisen.no, 19.05.2014, http://www.heddaprisen.no/pub/heddaprisen/main/?aid=1215

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

Education

Theatre theory, history of art and philosophy at The University of Copenhagen.

Diploma study in direction at Oslo National Academy of the Arts.

Artworks
Title Premiere Role
Arbeidstittel: Savnet fellesskap* (Working title: Community missing) Script – Author
Øy Script – Author