Terje Nordby

Terje Nordby (born 1949) is a Norwegian playwright, writer and mythologist. Nordby wrote for Tramteatret and is known for the NRK P2 radio program Mytekalender (literally: Myth Calendar) and the book series by the same title.


(Objekt ID 3121)
Object type Person
Born December 12, 1949
Functions Author, Actor, Dramatist/Playwright
Nationality Norwegian
Gender Male
Adresse Oslo, Norway

Terje Nordby has lived in Oslo, Trondheim, Italy and Greece. In 2003 he moved back to Oslo.

During the 1990es Terje Nordby worked as an independent playwright for stage, radio and TV, with productions in Norway and abroad. Eight of his plays have been published as books, including Frost Flower, for which he got The Norwegian Ibsen Award (AKA The Ibsen Prize) in 1995, and Come Back, Liza, which won a European radio theatre award.

Terje Nordby also has written revue acts and satire beyond the company Tramteatret, including the TV talk show Nikkerne (literally: The Nodders). For almost a decade he contributed regularly to the Norwegian radio satire show Hallo i uken (literally: Hello in the Week - a wordplay on the Norwegian idiom Hallo i luken, which means Hello to the box office. The uses of it includes expressing a surprise visit or to signal that somebody said something silly).

Himmelske Lyster* (Divine Desires) (Hedmark Theatre) was nominated for The Hedda Award 2008 in the category of theatre project of the year.

Nordby also has worked as an actor and instructor, and he lectures and teaches in mythology and classic literature. He has performed as a storyteller of myths in musical contexts, with The Norwegian Radio Orchestra/KORK, The Norwegian Chamber Orchestra and Barokksolistene, among other things.


Wikipedia, wikipedia.org, 09.11.2010, http://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terje_Nordby

The Hedda Award

Affiliations (6)
Artworks (19)
Title Publiseringsdato Role
Hoffet til Saul* (The court of Saul) Script – Author
Når hjertet er fullt ... renner munnen over Script – Author
Laban fortel* (Laban narrates) Script – Author
Krabbemannen Script – Author
Marias Evangelium Script – Author
Den dagen da håret brakk 1984, Script, Farce – Author
Come Back, Liza 1996, Script – Author
Himmelske lyster 2008, Script, Comedy – Author
Frihetsopera Script, Opera – Author
Den magiske skatten* (The magical treasure) 1983, Script, Children and youth – Author
Damer og Regn Script – Author
Frost Flower 1993, Script – Author
Kjærlighet og vann Script, Monologue – Author
Leoparden Script, Monologue – Author
Dantes Blues Script, Monologue – Author
Den nye dagen kommer med regn Script, Monologue – Author
Kongeblod 2012, Script, Drama – Author
Rats 1985, Script – Author
Judasevangeliet 2017, Script, Monologue – Author