Ingrid Tønder

FunctionsStage designer, Lighting designer

About Ingrid Tønder

Ingrid Tønder (born 1972) is a Norwegian lighting designer, educated at Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. Since then she has had assignments at most of the major theatres in Norway, but she has also worked for independent companies.

In 1998, for instance, she did the lighting design for !Bang's Play Stndrg, opening at Black Box Teater in Oslo, but she has also been responsible for the lighting design for productions like Faith, Hope and Charity (2001), Mary Stuart (2004, both at The National Theatre) and for The Master Builder (2003), a collaboration project between The Norwegian Touring Theatre and The National Theatre.

The spring of 2002 she was responsible for lighting and stage design for Banrøv (the title is a dialect expression for a rookie, literally meaning Child's ass) at Trøndelag Theatre. She has also been responsible for the lighting design for West Side Story at The Norwegian Touring Theatre.

At The Norwegian Theatre she has, among other things, been responsible for the lighting for Duck Hunting in 2002, for Det folk vil ha* (What People Want) (2005) and for Frank and The Slope in 2005. For the latter two she was nominated for The Hedda Award. Ingrid Tønder also was nominated for Hedda for her lighting design for Trøndelag Theatre's Mother Courage the autumn of 2001.

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

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Ingrid Tønder won The Hedda Award 2008 in the category of best visual design for the visual concept to Arabian Night at The Norwegian Theatre the autumn of 2007.

The Hedda Jury gave the following reason:

"A fruitful and inspiring collaboration is key to a successful performance. Naturally the playwright as well as the director and the actors share the honour of making this very production such a unique and fascinating one, and they too deserve recognition. But The Hedda Jury has chosen to give an award to the artist who, with a bubbling source of imagination, targeted precision and plenty of humour transformed a dead boring modern high-rise into an endlessly magical universe in which everything could and did happen.

The award goes to Ingrid Tønder for the visual concept to Arabian Night at The Norwegian Theatre the autumn of 2007."


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