Svein Gundersen (teater)

Svein Gundersen is an associate professor at Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences (HiOA).

Gundersen also works as a script writer, dramaturge, director, stage designer, actor, an event host and lecturer within culture and the field of theatre. Gundersen is a member of Writers' Guild of Norway.

He manages the performing arts company Kulturproduksjoner with Karen Høie (established in 2000).


(Objekt ID 911)
Object type Person
Functions Director, Direction, Dramaturge, Stage designer, Lighting designer, Actor, Dramatist/Playwright, Pedagog, Professor
Nationality Norwegian
Gender Male
Member of Writers’ Guild of Norway/WGN
Email svein46(at)
Adresse Marcus Thranes gate 2, 2315 Hamar , Norway

Svein Gundersen was an actor, carpenter, stage designer and director connected to The Suttung Theatre for many years, and the theatre's administrative and financial manager for about a decade.

Gundersen has been connected to UNIMA Norway. He led the association for eight years, during which he initiated and was the artistic director of the festival Fri Figur - a biennial for Norwegian puppetry. He still is a member of the European commission in UNIMA International.

Gundersen has been on the boards of Hedmark Theatre, Performing Arts Hub Norway, Black Box and Ny Musikk Hedmark (for the latter: cashier).


E-mail from Karen Høie, 12.04.2012


Educated within theatre theory, Christianity, Norwegian, Media, Teaching.

Expansive classes/seminars/workshops within theatre, in particular within the fields of actor training, dramaturgy and direction.

Studies at Ingeborg Refling Hagen's cultural centre.

Trainee in The Suttung Theatre.

Affiliations (16)
Artworks (1)
Title Premiere Role
Klekk 2001, Script, Children and youth, One-act Play, Drama – Author