Are Kalvø

Are Kalvø is a Norwegian comedian, writer and translator.

In 2018 he received The Hedda Award in the best text for the stage category for his translation of The Book of Mormon for The Norwegian Theatre in collaboration with Kilden Theatre.


(Objekt ID 18495)
Object type Person
Functions Author, Translator, Narrator, Comedian, Dramatist/Playwright, Entertainer
Nationality Norwegian
Gender Male

The Hedda Jury gave the following reason for the award to Are Kalvø:

"This year's winner in the text for the stage category has performed an assignment that is often overlooked in discussions about text within theatre. At times, it is even said that when this work is done well, it shouldn't be noticed. In the winning text, the work is done so well it is indeed noticed. It can't have been simple. Satire can be split into two main categories: The satire that makes it clear that it is satirical, and the satire that leaves to the recipient to define it as such. In the winning work, the stated and unstated satire are combined in a linguistically playful party of a text. Both the levels and the levels between them have been translated with a surefire sense of double and triple meanings, and for the musicality and rhythm of words and sentences. The result is no less than incredible."


The Hedda Award,, 18.06.2018,

The Hedda Award,, 18.06.2018,

Artworks (1)
Title Publiseringsdato Role
Sound of Musvik 2004, Script, absurd, Comedy – Author