Svein Tindberg

FunctionsActor, Dramatist/Playwright
NationalityNorwegian
GenderMale

About Svein Tindberg

Svein Tindberg is a Norwegian actor and playwright.

His production Abrahams barn* (The Children of Abraham) won The Hedda Award 2012 in the category Production of the Year category.

The production Utafor* (Outside), directed by Tindberg for The Norwegian Theatre, and written by Tindberg in collaboration with the ensemble, was given two awards during The Hedda Award 2018: The production received the award in the best production for youth category, whereas Svein Tindberg, Faten Mahdi Al-Hussaini, Yousef Bartho Al-Nahi, Siri Marie Seim Sønstelie and Tor Itai Keilen received the award in the special artistic achievement category.

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

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The Hedda Jury gave the following reason for the award to Abrahams barn* (The Children of Abraham):

"The production of the year is unique in its genre. It holds high artistic quality, while insightfully, objectively illuminates a political discussion that suddenly became red-hot after the event turning Norway upside-down July 22 last year. Despite its serious theme, the production switches liberatingly between the sombre and humour, and it manages to entertain its audience while provoking reflection. The production is a pedagogic, thought-provoking presentation of the very foundation of our Christian culture. Written and performed by Svein Tindberg, who alone onstage maintains the very magic of theatre, and for more than two hours leads involving, immediate communication with the audience.

The production of the year is Abrahams barnat The Norwegian Theatre."

The Hedda Jury gave the following award for the best production for youth award to Utafor* (Outside):

"This year's winner in the best production for youth category fulfils all the demands of the jury's criteria. The artistic level is high. The production has a distinctcharacter, and it joins one of our most topical current debates. It presents original and challenging material in an artistically coherent way. The winning production succeeds in uniting contrasting and painful experiences in a coherent artistic expression, within which young individualists are provided with platforms for their own voices, while sharing one joint tone. The theatrical effects support the themes, and what lacks words, is expressed through dance and song. With its true, involving stories and its poetic stage expression, the winner expands the understanding of what it may mean to find one's place in contemporary Norway.

The award goes to Utafor."

The Hedda Jury gave the following reason for the special artistic achievement award to Svein Tindberg, Faten Mahdi Al-Hussaini, Yousef Bartho Al-Nahi, Siri Marie Seim Sønstelie and Tor Itai Keilen:

"One should not take for granted that The Hedda Award in the special artistic achievement category will be given out. This year, it goes to a unique theatre event, an example that great things may happen when faith, hope and stamina are allowed to work together. Faith can become theatre and hope can turn into reality. Different elements can be gathered in such a way that the whole becomes larger than the sum of its parts. What happens then is what all art strives for: New reality is made, and understandings grow. This demands enthusiasm, patience and personal courage. It demands that one sticks to one's vision. It also demands that one puts in hard and expansive work in the text and the onstage expression. This year's award is shared by an experienced theatre maker and four young idealists who have dared to confront the unknown within and outside of themselves. They have shared experiences, missteps, sorrows and spite. They have shared joy, humour and triumph.

This year, the special artistic achievement award goes to Svein Tindberg, Faten Mahdi Al-Hussaini, Yousef Bartho Al-Nahi, Siri Marie Seim Sønstelie and Tor Itai Keilen for Utafor."

SOURCE:

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

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

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