Victoria H. Meirik
Victoria Meirik is a Norwegian director.
Victoria Meirik was born in Norway in 1970, but she has been living in Kuwait, Portugal, France and The Netherlands. She studied drama at The Academy of Creative Writing in Hordaland, theatre theory at The University of Oslo and is educated as an instructor from the direction study of Amsterdam College of the Arts.
Victoria Meirik has been a director in Holland, where she among other things was responsible for the Dutch premiere of Jon Fosse's Mother and Child in 2001. In 2004 she directed her own play To the dogs in Amsterdam.
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Victoria Meirik's first direction job in Norway was Ivanov at Hålogaland Theatre (2004). In Norway she has among other things directed Hedda Gabler for The National Venue of Theatre (2009), Chekhov's Uncle Vanya (2009), Shakespeare's Richard III (2005) and War by Lars Norén (2005) for Rogaland Theatre, plus Jon Fosse's Night Sings Its Songs (with the title changed to Night lights its dark) for the sign language theatre Teater Manu (2008).
She was nominated for The Hedda Award in the category of best direction for Blackbird at The National Theatre in 2006.
In 2010 she won The Hedda Award in this category for Antigone at Trøndelag Theatre (2009). The Hedda Jury 2010 reasoned as follows:
"After studying and starting her career in a country where the innovative, visual performing arts style stands strong, the winner of the year chose to return to Norway. Numerous unconventional interpretations of classics with consistent instruction and surprising visual elements have led to her being considered among the most interesting directors in the country.
The best direction of the year is characterised by a strict, involved and firm grip around the conflict between the law of society on the one hand and the individual's idea of justice on the other. With the consistent and precise acting the successful use of modern, visual effects take the timeless, eternally contemporary classic near us.
The award for best direction goes to Victoria Meirik for her comprehensive presentation of Antigone at Trøndelag Theatre."
She was also nominated for The Hedda Award for best direction in 2011 for her direction of The Father by August Strindberg at The National Theatre.
From Hanne Tømta's takeover as the head of The National Theatre in 2009 Victoria Meirik has been the resident director of the theatre.
The Hedda Award
Association of Norwegian Theatres and Orchestras/NTO, nto.no, 28.04.2011, http://www.nto.no/pub/NTO/hedda/?aid=485#NTO
- Norwegian Drama Festival - Artistic director (from 2014 to )
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