The Hedda Award 1998

Production of the year

Best production is to surpass other productions through:

*current interest.

*format.

*context/event.

Nominations

  • Gilles

    Gilles by Hugo Claus, Rogaland Theatre, was nominated.

  • Peer Pressure

    Peer Pressure, a collaboration project by Black Box Teater and The Norwegian Touring Theatre, was nominated.

  • The Beauty Queen of Leenane

    The Beauty Queen of Leenane by Martin McDonagh, Trøndelag Theatre, was nominated.

Winners

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    Open category

    Nominations

    • Totalteatret

      Totalteatret was nominated for Ei forestilling om Læstadius* (A Performance about Læstadius).    

      *Not yet translated into English. The title within parentheses is the Norwegian title's literal meaning. The Norwegian "forestilling" has a double meaning; it can mean "performance" as well as "idea".

    • Ei forestilling om Læstadius* (A performance about Læstadius)
    • Kristin Bredal

      Lighting designer Kristin Bredal was nominated for her lighting design for Seks Øyne* (Six Eyes), The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet.

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

    • Jon Fosse

      Playwright Jon Fosse was nominated for Night Sings Its Songs, Rogaland Theatre.

    Winners

    Best visual design

    The best visual design is to surpass other good works through:

    *conceptual autonomy (that the stage design is an artistic work in itself) balanced with conceptual function (the dramaturgic dimensions of the room).

    *relation to related art forms (visual art, design, architecture).

    *innovation, in particular related to stage design/the profession of theatre and related art forms.

    Nominations

    • Tine Schwab

      Tine Schwab was nominated for Neville's Island by Tim Firth, The National Theatre.

    • Per Kristian Solbakken

      Per Kristian Solbakken was nominated for An impossible boy by Petter S. Rosenlund, Trøndelag Theatre.

    • Unni Walstad

      Unni Walstad was nominated for Guten og Stjerna* (The Boy and the Star) by Barbro Lindgren/Georg Riedel, The Norwegian Theatre.

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

    Winners

    • Guten og Stjerna* (The Boy and the Star)

      Unni Walstad won the award for Guten og Stjerna* (The Boy and the Star) by Barbro Lindgren/Georg Riedel, The Norwegian Theatre.

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

    • Unni Walstad

      Unni Walstad won the award for Guten og Stjerna* (The Boy and the Star) by Barbro Lindgren/Georg Riedel, The Norwegian Theatre.

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

    Particularly excellent performance

    The particularly excellent performance is to surpass other good performances through:

    *qualities of craft.

    *artistic qualities.

    *unpredictability.

    Nominations

    • Kim Haugen

      Kim Haugen was nominated for the role of Rick in The Nerd by Larry Shue, The National Theatre.

    • Ingrid Lorentzen

      Ingrid Lorentzen was nominated for her role in Babies of Babel, The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet.

    • Even Stormoen

      Even Stormoen was nominated for the role of Harpagon in The Miser by Moliére, Rogaland Theatre.

    Winners

    • The Miser

      Even Stormoen won the award for the role of Harpagon in The Miser by Moliére, Rogaland Theatre.

    • Even Stormoen

      Even Stormoen won the award for the role of Harpagon in The Miser by Moliére, Rogaland Theatre.

    Best direction

    Best direction is to surpass other good directions through:

    *choice of style and/or style elements and how this/these are executed and adjusted to the totality of the production

    *how style and/or style elements are adjusted to and established in relation to the material the production discusses or is based on (the dramaturgy/reading)

    *innovation in style.

    Nominations

    • Yngve Sundvor

      Yngve Sundvor was nominated for the direction of The Beauty Queen of Leenane by Martin McDonagh, Trøndelag Theatre.

    • Per-Olav Sørensen

      Per Olav Sørensen was nominated for the direction of Sexy by Arne Berggren, Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre).

    • Gábor Zsámbéki

      Gábor Zsámbeki was nominated for the direction of The Miser by Moliére, Rogaland Theatre.

    Winners

    • The Beauty Queen of Leenane

      Yngve Sundvor won the award for his direction of The Beauty Queen of Leenane by Martin McDonagh, Trøndelag Theatre.

    • Yngve Sundvor

      Yngve Sundvor won the award for his direction of The Beauty Queen of Leenane by Martin McDonagh, Trøndelag Theatre.