Olav Ryland Myrtvedt

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Olav Myrtvedt was educated as a stage designer at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts - The School of Design, and since 1995 he has worked with stage design and costume design within theatre and dance.

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Olav Myrtvedt has been responsible for the set design and costume design in productions at The Norwegian Theatre, The Norwegian Touring Theatre, Rogaland Theatre, Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre) and The National Theatre. He has also worked for The Gothenburg Opera, Malmö City Theatre and Stockholm City Theatre, where he did the stage design and costumes for A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Alexander Mørk-Eidem.

Among The National Theatre's productions for which Olav Myrtvedt has been responsible for the stage design are: Don Juan – Et nachspiel* (Don Juan - an afterparty), Easter, A Streetcar Named Desire, Terrorism, Ghosts, The Wild Duck, Faust, Request Concert, The Bat.

For Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre): Autumn Sonata.

In 2011 he got the Danish Reumert Award for the stage design for Twelfth Night at Aalborg Theatre. In 2003 he represented Norway during The Prague Quadrennial with the stage design for three Fosse worldwide premieres; The Name, Night Sings its Songs and The Son.

Olav Myrtvedt was nominated for the Hedda Awards 2012 in the category of best visual design for the stage design for The Misanthrope, directed by Sigrid Strøm Reibo, Rogaland Theatre.

Olav Myrtved received The Hedda Award 2016 in the best stage design/best costume design category for his stage design and costume design for Our Power/Our Glory (The National Stage 2016).

The Hedda Jury gave the following reason:

"This year's best stage design/costume design not only excels in taking use of the full stage area, but also the auditorium, so that the room for action is expanded significantly, and the separation between the stage and the auditorium is dissolved. The audience, and not least its place in the auditorium, becomes an important element to the understanding and the experience. Through the use of large image projections in addition to costumes that are thoroughly appropriate for its time, this year's winner provides us with the image of an image, or, as the theatre calls it; a development or theatre as work in the dark room."

Olav Myrtvedt was nominated for The Hedda Award 2017 in the best stage design and costume design category for his stage design and costume design for Orlando by Sigrid Strøm Reibo and Njål Helge Mjøs after Virginia Woolf, directed by Sigrid Strøm Reibo for Rogaland Theatre.


The Hedda Award 2012, 29.05.2012, http://heddaprisen.no/pub/heddaprisen/main/?&mid=1031&aid=1030

The National Theatre. 10.10.2010: http://www.nationaltheatret.no/Myrtvedt,+Olav.b7C_wtjK1c.ips?templatefolderid=231

The Hedda Award 2016, heddaprisen.no, 12.06.2016, http://heddaprisen.no/pub/heddaprisen/main/?aid=1465

The Hedda Award, www.heddaprisen.no, https://www.heddaprisen.no/nominerte/2017

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