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Katrine Strøm

Also known as: Katrine Maria Eponine Strøm

Katrine M. E. Strøm is a Norwegian actress, director and writer, who leads the performing arts company Katma.

Katma has made a number of productions for children. Usynlig* (Invisible) was awarded Gullsekken (literally: The Gold Sack) for best production in The Cultural Rucksack in 2009.

Katrine M. E. Strøm received Danse- og teatersentrums scenekunstpris (The performing arts award of Performing Arts Hub Norway) in 2008. She got this award for her work on creating innovative, visual productions for children and youth. The same year, she was the youngest artist in residence ever at Arctic Arts Festival. There, she presented the production Rust, among other things.

Ritsj (2019), a puppetry production by Katma in collaboration with Nordland Visual Theatre, based on a concept by Katrine M. E. Strøm, and directed by Strøm, won The Hedda Award 2020 in the best production for children category.

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


(Objekt ID 486)
Object type Person
Also known as Katrine Maria Eponine Strøm
Born 1977
Functions Author, Artistic director, Director, Stage designer, Actor, Stage Artist
Nationality Norwegian
Gender Female
Email katrine(at)katma.no
Adresse 8485 Dverberg, Norway
Website Katma

The Hedda Jury gave the following reason for the award to Ritsj:

"Combining tempo, silent moments, action and room for the audience's own examinations, is a demanding task. The winner has made it. In an exciting, varied stage design, involving several rooms and landscapes, we are brought into a strange world, in part recognisable and in part surprising. This is a performance that accepts small people's need to be involved without being invaded. To be led further and further into imagination and the game, while being allowed to participate for themselves.

Almost without words, but filled with body language and movement, the ensemble bring sus along on a little more than half an hour's journey, switching between the sensuousness of dance and the narrative art of theatre, all of it clad in an exquisite visual and auditive whole, in which large amounts of sticky, crackling and twisty tape makes up an important ingredient."


The Hedda Award, www.heddaprisen.no, 16.07.20, https://www.heddaprisen.no/nominerte/2020

The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 21.09.2020, https://www.heddaprisen.no/vinnere/2020

Katma, katma.no, 22.09.2020, http://www.katma.no/biography


2008-2010 Student at the writing study of The University of Tromsø
1998-2001 The Norwegian Theatre Academy in Fredrikstad (Østfold College University), the acting study
1997/1998 Centre for the Performing Arts, Copenhagen, acting study
1996/1997 The non-degree granting college of Solbakken, Skarnes, revue and theatre specialisation
Autumn of 2001 Hospitant at Cantieri Teatrali Koreja in Southern Italy

Affiliations (2)
Artworks (1)
Title Publiseringsdato Role
Virginia og julenissen Script, Children and youth – Author