Kjersti Horn

Kjersti Horn (born 1977) is a Norwegian theatre director. She made her debut at The Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm in 2008 with Dumb Show

Kjersti Horn is the daughter of actress/artistic director Ellen Horn and stage designer Per Kristian Horn. She lives with sound designer Erik Hedin.

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(Objekt ID 6129)
Object type Person
Born 1977
Functions Director
Nationality Norwegian
Gender Female
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In January 2008 Kjersti Horn directed the play My Name is Rachel Corrie at The Norwegian Theatre. The autumn of 2008 she directed People Annihilation or My Liver is Senseless by Werner Schwab for The National Venue of Theatre in Bergen.

In 2009 she directed Eyesight by Marius von Mayenburg for Rogaland Theatre and in 2010 she directed Spring Awakening for Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre).

Kjersti Horn was nominated for Norwegian Critics' Award for theatre 2013/2014 for her direction of Downfall, The National Theatre.

Kjersti Horn was nominated for The Hedda Award 2015 in the best direction category for Hamlet, produced by Rogaland Theatre in 2014. The production won the award in the production of the year category, and Torbjørn Eriksen won the award in the best leading actor category for the title role. The same year, Night is mother to the day, directed by Horn for The National Theatre and The Norwegian Touring Theatre, was nominated in the production of the year category, while Terje Strømdahl was nominated in the best leading actor category for the role of Martin.

Kjersti Horn directed Scorched (The National Stage 2015), which was nominated for The Hedda Award 2016 in the production of the year category.

Kjersti Horn was nominated for The Hedda Award 2017 in the best direction category for her direction of Chaos is Neighbour of God by Lars Norén, The National Theatre.

Horn was again nominated for The Hedda Award 2018 in the best direction category, for History of Violence, produced by The Norwegian Theatre in 2017. An Enemy of the People, which she directed for Rogaland Theatre the same year, was nominated in the production of the year category.

Horn was nominated for The Hedda Award 2019 in the best direction category for Scenes from a Marriage, Rogaland Theatre and for Will and Testament, The National Stage. The latter was also nominated in the production of the year category.

Horn was nominated for The Hedda Award 2020 in the best direction category for Raskolnikov, The Norwegian Theatre and Det Vestnorske Teateret (2019). The production won the award in the production of the year category.

SOURCES:

Rogaland Theatre. 04.09.2010: http://www.rogaland-teater.no/newsread/news.asp?docid=12057&wce=dokument

Norwegian Critics' Association, www.kritikerlaget.no, 25.09.2014, http://kritikerlaget.no/nor/pages/957-teaterkritikerprisen_201314

The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 20.05.2015, http://www.heddaprisen.no/pub/heddaprisen/main/?aid=1306

The Hedda Award, www.heddaprisen.no, https://www.heddaprisen.no/nominerte/2017

The Hedda Award, www.heddaprisen.no, 18.06.2018, https://www.heddaprisen.no/nominerte/2018

The Hedda Award, www.heddaprisen.no, 16.10.19, https://www.heddaprisen.no/nominerte/2019

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

Education

Dramatiska Institutet Stockholm, theatre direction, 2003-2006