Øyvind Wangensteen

Øyvind Wangensteen is a Norwegian lighting designer.

Øyvind Wangensteen was born in 1969, and started working for The National Theatre in 1988. He is now steadily employed as a lighting designer at the theatre.


(Objekt ID 21213)
Object type Person
Born August 7, 1969
Nationality Norwegian
Gender Male
Adresse Bogstadveien 53 B, 0366 OSLO

Øyvind Wangensteen has done the lighting design for manifold productions. Among his assignments for The National Theatre one can mention Fireface, Endgame, The Road to Damascus, Peer Gynt, Ghosts, The Brothers Karamazov, The Bat, The Lower Depths, Hustyrannen* (The House Tyrant), Fanny and Alexander, God of Carnage and Galileo. He also has worked on lighting design for Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre), Rogaland Theatre, The Norwegian Opera & & Ballet, and The Norwegian Theatre, among others.

In 2011 he shared The Hedda Award in the category of best visual design with John-Kristian Alsaker and Torbjørn Ljunggren for the stage design, video and lighting for Ti liv* (Ten lives), script and direction by Kjetil Bang-Hansen, The National Theatre.

The Hedda jury gave the following reason:

"The award winners in this category show the amazing possibilities there lie in innovative collaboration between stage design, video projection and lighting design. Thanks to their magical creative abilities the Dovre Express thunders across one of the smallest stages in the country, motorbikes and lorries rage up narrow mountain roads, and we experience rose-painted mansion interiors and Norwegian train coupes while the actors elegantly wanders in and out of historically correct film projections. It is impossible to separate one winner's efforts from the other's – or the third's: They are intrinsically linked to one another.

Thus the award goes to JOHN-KRISTIAN ALSAKER, TORBJØRN LJUNGGREN AND ØYVIND WANGENSTEEN for stage design, video and lighting design respectively, for Ti liv* (Ten lives), at The Torshov Theatre."

Øyvind Wangensteen was nominated for The Hedda Award 2016 in the best audiovisual design category for his lighting design for Andre verdskrigen* (World War II) (The Norwegian Theatre 2016).


The Hedda Award

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