Anne-Karen Hytten

Anne-Karen Hytten is a Norwegian director, also working as a playwright and translator.

Anne-Karen Hytten made her debut as a director in 1980, and she has worked with most genres within performing arts since: Norwegian and international classics, Norwegian and international modern drama.

Her productions include Ibsen's The Wild Duck, When We Dead Awaken and The Master Builder, Eugene O’Neill's A Moon for the Misbegotten (at The National Theatre and Rogaland Theatre), Harold Pinter's Betrayal (Rogaland Theatre 2006), Egner's The Animals in the Hunchback Wood (The National Theatre), Barske Glæder's Emilie and the Wild Mother.

Hytten has been central within the puppetry division of Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre), and she was the director behind one of The National Theatre's greatest successes, Lilli Valentine, with its Norwegian premiere in 1989, most recently performed at the amphi stage (Amfiscenen) in 2001. She has written, dramatised, translated and processed, and she has worked for most of the venues in Norway.


(Objekt ID 2365)
Object type Person
Functions Translator, Director, Dramatist/Playwright
Nationality Norwegian
Gender Female

Anne-Karen Hyttenwon The Hedda Award 2008 in the category of best direction for The Wild Duck at Trøndelag Theatre the autumn of 2007.

The Hedda Jury gave the following reason:

"The winner of the year has long experience from Norwegian theatre, making her debut as a director almost 30 years ago. The winner also has written, processed, translated and dramatised theatre texts for children and adults. In this age of director's theatre - not to put that down! - this year's production is the best proof that classics can be renewed and reinterpreted entirely without spectacular outer effects: A director who with her heart and brain listens to the playwright, emphasises the original text and knows how to convey her insight to the actors. More than that it doesn't take.

The direction award of the year goes to Anne-Karen Hytten for her glowing, feminine new reading of Ibsen's The Wild Duck at Trøndelag Theatre the autumn of 2007."


The Hedda Award

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