The Hedda Award 2013

Best production for children and youth

The professional jury for the season of 2012/2013 consisted of:

Thoralf Berg, professor at Sør-Trøndelag University College
Therese Bjørneboe, critic for Aftenposten and editor of Norsk Shakespeare- og teatertidsskrift
Gunnar Germundson, playwright
Karen Frøsland Nystøyl, critic for Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation
Karoline Skuseth, curator and project leader for the academic program at BIT Teatergarasjen
Astrid Sletbakk, former critic for VG
Cecilia Ölveczky, dramaturge

Nominations

  • Fuck My Life

    Fuck My Life, texts by the ten youths onstage. After an idea by Pol Heyvaert, directed by, with interviews and concept by Per Olav Sørensen, The Norwegian Theatre:

    "Fuck my Life was created after an original idea by the Belgian director Pol Heyvaert, who made his production in Cork in Ireland. Here in Norway Per Olav Sørensen contacted a number of schools, and hundreds of pupils aged 13-18 years. From the many interviews he picked out ten youths. They have told - and written - their own stories, performed by themselves onstage."

  • Eg/Ik/Ich/I

    Eg/Ik/Ich/I by Oscar van Woensel, directed by Jonas Corell Petersen, The Norwegian Theatre and De Toonelmakerij, Amsterdam:

    "Eg/Ik/Ich/I is a collaboration project and part of the grand theatre project Young Europe, initiated by the theatre network European Theatre Convention. Seven countries take part in the project, and this is one of four plays written for it. This production is produced by The Norwegian Theatre and De Toonelmakerij, Amsterdam. It is performed by two Dutch and one Norwegian actor, and tells the legend of Narcissus and Echo - the story of he who was so in love with himself, and she who could only ape."

  • Faust for kids

    Faust for kids, directed by Hildur Kristinsdottir, dramaturgy by Mathilde Holdhus, co-produced by Black Box Teater:

    "Hildur Kristinsdottir, Oslo, was educated at the art school of Einar Granum and The Norwegian Theatre Academy in Fredrikstad, Østfold College University. Mathilde Holdhus has a master's degree in dramaturgy from the University of Aarhus. Together they have made Faust for kids, one in a trilogy for children aged ten years or more. The project aims to bring classics up to date and make them available for children, and to challenge the conventions of theatre for children. Goethe's Faust presents a man who is so obsessed with the lust for knowledge and learning he almost goes crazy."

  • Samson & Roberto

    Samson & Roberto by Ingvar Ambjørnsen/Axel Hellstenius, directed by Ferran Audi, Barneteatret Vårt, the division for theatre for children of Teatret Vårt (Our Theatre):

    "In Samson & Roberto we are brought to the pension Fjordgløtt, which the dog Samson has inherited. With his best friend, the cat Roberto, the stay at Fjordgløtt provides adventures as well as new friends. The production is produced at Barneteatret Vårt in Ålesund. It was established in 2010 and is a division of Teatret Vårt (Our Theatre) in Molde. The target group is children aged 0-15 years, but this production is directed towards all childish souls, whatever their age."

Winners

  • The Norwegian Theatre

    Eg/Ik/Ich/I by Oscar van Woensel, directed by Jonas Corell Petersen, The Norwegian Theatre:

    "Breaking a new path when creating theatre for children and youth demands courage. But just then theatre for children and youth is at its best. This year's winner is such a production, innovative and limitless. In expression, language, content and structure it is a game with all the elements of theatre, and playfully - light and entertaining - it breaks ground while turning up deep, existential serious-mindedness. The performance elegantly balances ancient storytelling and contemporary virtual reality. This year's production for children and youth is clever and existential theatre in which both direction and acting are characterised by energy surplus. The winning production crosses borders between worlds and between languages. This year's award for best production for children and youth goes to Eg/Ik/Ich/I."

    Source:

    The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 10.06.2013, http://www.heddaprisen.no/pub/heddaprisen/main/?aid=1176

  • Eg/Ik/Ich/I

    Eg/Ik/Ich/I by Oscar van Woensel, directed by Jonas Corell Petersen, The Norwegian Theatre:

    "Breaking a new path when creating theatre for children and youth demands courage. But just then theatre for children and youth is at its best. This year's winner is such a production, innovative and limitless. In expression, language, content and structure it is a game with all the elements of theatre, and playfully - light and entertaining - it breaks ground while turning up deep, existential serious-mindedness. The performance elegantly balances ancient storytelling and contemporary virtual reality. This year's production for children and youth is clever and existential theatre in which both direction and acting are characterised by energy surplus. The winning production crosses borders between worlds and between languages. This year's award for best production for children and youth goes to Eg/Ik/Ich/I."

    Source:

    The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 10.06.2013, http://www.heddaprisen.no/pub/heddaprisen/main/?aid=1176

  • Jonas Corell Petersen

    Eg/Ik/Ich/I by Oscar van Woensel, directed by Jonas Corell Petersen, The Norwegian Theatre:

    "Breaking a new path when creating theatre for children and youth demands courage. But just then theatre for children and youth is at its best. This year's winner is such a production, innovative and limitless. In expression, language, content and structure it is a game with all the elements of theatre, and playfully - light and entertaining - it breaks ground while turning up deep, existential serious-mindedness. The performance elegantly balances ancient storytelling and contemporary virtual reality. This year's production for children and youth is clever and existential theatre in which both direction and acting are characterised by energy surplus. The winning production crosses borders between worlds and between languages. This year's award for best production for children and youth goes to Eg/Ik/Ich/I."

    Source:

    The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 10.06.2013, http://www.heddaprisen.no/pub/heddaprisen/main/?aid=1176

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    Best stage design/costume design

    The professional jury for the season of 2012/2013 consisted of:

    Thoralf Berg, professor at Sør-Trøndelag University College
    Therese Bjørneboe, critic for Aftenposten and editor of Norsk Shakespeare- og teatertidsskrift
    Gunnar Germundson, playwright
    Karen Frøsland Nystøyl, critic for Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation
    Karoline Skuseth, curator and project leader for the academic program at BIT Teatergarasjen
    Astrid Sletbakk, former critic for VG
    Cecilia Ölveczky, dramaturge

    Nominations

    • Lawrence Malstaf

      Lawrence Malstaf for the stage design for The Tin Drum by Günter Grass/Armin Petras, directed by Jon Tombre, Hålogaland Theatre:

      "Lawrence Malstaf, 41, was born in Bruges, Belgium and now lives in Tromsø. He was educated as an industry designer, but soon started working on design for theatre and ballet. He creates theatrical installations, often using elements from nature as well as advanced technology. He works internationally as a stage designer and has won a number of awards."

    • Serge von Arx

      Serge von Arx for the stage design for Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller, directed by Runar Hodne, Trøndelag Theatre:

      "Serge von Arx, 42, was born in Switzerland where he also was educated as an architect. He works as an architect, stage designer and designer. He has been the architectural consultant for the Watermill Centre in New York and the artistic director of the stage design study at The Norwegian Theatre Academy in Fredrikstad, Østfold University College, and he has collaborated with Robert Wilson for a number of years. In 2010 he was named professor of stage design. For Death of a Salesman at Trøndelag Theatre he moved a worn house from the 1950es onto the revolving stage. He has formerly been nominated for The Hedda Award for the stage design for Iphigeneia, also at Trøndelag Theatre."

    • Signe Becker

      Signe Becker for the stage design for Stalker by Verk Produksjoner AKA Verk Productions, co-produced by Black Box Teater, Avant Garden, BIT Teatergarasjen and for the stage design for Build me a Mountain by Verk Produksjoner AKA Verk Productions, co-produced by Black Box Teater:

      "Signe Becker, 32, was educated as a stage designer at The Norwegian Theatre Academy in Fredrikstad, Østfold University College, and has a master in visual communication from Oslo National Academy of the Arts. She has been working with Verk Produksjoner AKA Verk Productions since 2006 and has signed productions such as Iphigeneia, The Eternal Smile/Det eviga leendet, and now Build me a Mountain and Stalker. Beside assignments as a stage designer for the stage and movies all over the country, she has arranged a number of exhibitions and contributed to performance art."

    Winners

    • The Tin Drum

      Lawrence Malstaf for the stage design for The Tin Drum by Günter Grass/Armin Petras, directed by Jon Tombre, Hålogaland Theatre:

      "Onstage is an exciting installation radiating calm and order, while being open to interpretation. The stage design changes in beat with the rhythm of the production. Calm becomes disturbance, order becomes chaos. Nothing is purely decorative; all the elements have dramatic functions. Not least the stage design invites an unusual subtle interaction between actors and stage design, providing the performance with energy. The stage design also has challenged the traditional relationship between stage and auditorium, and has created a surprising, well-functioning new theatre venue. The award winner has, with artistic imagination, architectonic confidence and deep understanding for the particular character of theatre created an innovative, modern stage design. This year's best stage design/best costume design award goes to Lawrence Malstaf."

      Source:

      The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 10.06.2013, http://www.heddaprisen.no/pub/heddaprisen/main/?aid=1176

    • Lawrence Malstaf

      Lawrence Malstaf for the stage design for The Tin Drum by Günter Grass/Armin Petras, directed by Jon Tombre, Hålogaland Theatre:

      "Onstage is an exciting installation radiating calm and order, while being open to interpretation. The stage design changes in beat with the rhythm of the production. Calm becomes disturbance, order becomes chaos. Nothing is purely decorative; all the elements have dramatic functions. Not least the stage design invites an unusual subtle interaction between actors and stage design, providing the performance with energy. The stage design also has challenged the traditional relationship between stage and auditorium, and has created a surprising, well-functioning new theatre venue. The award winner has, with artistic imagination, architectonic confidence and deep understanding for the particular character of theatre created an innovative, modern stage design. This year's best stage design/best costume design award goes to Lawrence Malstaf."

      Source:

      The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 10.06.2013, http://www.heddaprisen.no/pub/heddaprisen/main/?aid=1176

    Best supporting actress

    The professional jury for the season of 2012/2013 consisted of:

    Thoralf Berg, professor at Sør-Trøndelag University College
    Therese Bjørneboe, critic for Aftenposten and editor of Norsk Shakespeare- og teatertidsskrift
    Gunnar Germundson, playwright
    Karen Frøsland Nystøyl, critic for Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation
    Karoline Skuseth, curator and project leader for the academic program at BIT Teatergarasjen
    Astrid Sletbakk, former critic for VG
    Cecilia Ölveczky, dramaturge

    Nominations

    • Kine Bendixen

      Kine Bendixen for the role of Jackie Kennedy in Princess Plays by Elfriede Jelinek, directed by Hilde Brinchmann, Trøndelag Theatre:

      "Kine Bendixen, 68, originally educated as a pianist, came to Trondheim in 1975 after completing her education at The National Academy of Theatre. Since then she has worked for Trøndelag Theatre, with some interruptions to work for Nordland Theatre and for the Cabaret company in Oslo. She made her debut at Trøndelag Theatre as Jessica in Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice and has taken part in more than 70 productions since then - everything from musicals, revues and comedies to classics and modern drama. In particular it is worth to remember her Ragnhild in Duun's Fellow Man, the duchess in Lulu and Madam Death in Mein Kampf/My Struggle. During recent years she has taken part in plays including Kasimir and Karoline, Iphigeneia, The Threepenny Opera, Rock'n Roll Wolf and A Palestinian Journey."

    • Ingrid Bolsø Berdal

      Ingrid Bolsø Berdal for the role of Cadette in Baby by Kirsten Thorup, directed by Jonas Corell Petersen, The National Theatre:

      "Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, 33, from Inderøy in the county of Nord-Trøndelag, has a minor degree in music from Norwegian University of Science and Technology, and acting studies from The National Academy of Theatre. After graduating in 2004 she became an employee of The Norwegian Theatre, where the productions she has taken part in include Bikubesong* (Song of the Beehives) (2005), The Caucasian Chalk Circle (2007) and Hair (2008). She won The Hedda Award for best debut in 2005. She quickly made her mark on the big screen, and has acted in a number of Norwegian movies and TV series. She may be best known for her roles in the Cold Prey movies and Escape. Her efforts in the first Cold Prey gave her an Amanda award as best actress in 2007. The summer of 2013 she starts training for the female lead in the Hollywood production Hercules: The Thracian Wars."

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

    • Anitta Suikkari

      Anitta Suikkari for the role of Sirina in Sølvvannet* (The Silver Lake) by Rawdna Carita Eira, directed by Haukur Gunnarsson, The Norwegian National Sami Theatre Company Beaivváš:

      "Anitta Suikkari, 57, was born in Karelen, but has lived and worked as an actress and instructor in Norway for more than 30 years. In 1983 she was among the founders of Sampo Teater, which was established in Oslo, but soon moved north to Tromsø. Suikkari functioned as an actress and artistic counsellor. Throughout the years she has had parts in a number of companies, including Perleporten, Hålogaland Theatre, Agder Theatre, Dramatikkens Hus and Ice Globe Theater in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden. In addition she has taken part in several movies and TV productions, such as The Minister of State, Macbeth, Havlandet* (The Ocean Land) and Wolf."

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

    Winners

    • Princess Plays

      Kine Bendixen for the role of Jackie Kennedy in Princess Plays by Elfriede Jelinek, directed by Hilde Brinchmann, Trøndelag Theatre:

      "The award winner presents a tragic lifespan with a mix of intelligent identification and cool distance. She finds the bizarre undertones of the play, its philosophical lectures and the clichés of popular culture. All of this she conveys with absurd humour and vulnerability. The writer's furious flow of words got through her an interpreter who was able to maintain the energy of the language, and the transformative, secretive in a text rich in associations. The award winner's interpretation of one of the icons of our time, a woman who made herself disappear in the role the media gave her, is a great achievement. The playwright says she wanted to create a daring response to the grand royal dramas. This year's award winner took the challenge; Jackie Kennedy, in Princess Plays, became in her interpretation a loved and betrayed, elevated and humiliated queen. This year's best supporting actress award goes to Kine Bendixen."

      Source:

      The Hedda Awards, heddaprisen.no, 10.06.2013, http://www.heddaprisen.no/pub/heddaprisen/main/?aid=1176

    • Kine Bendixen

      Kine Bendixen for the role of Jackie Kennedy in Princess Plays by Elfriede Jelinek, directed by Hilde Brinchmann, Trøndelag Theatre:

      "The award winner presents a tragic lifespan with a mix of intelligent identification and cool distance. She finds the bizarre undertones of the play, its philosophical lectures and the clichés of popular culture. All of this she conveys with absurd humour and vulnerability. The writer's furious flow of words got through her an interpreter who was able to maintain the energy of the language, and the transformative, secretive in a text rich in associations. The award winner's interpretation of one of the icons of our time, a woman who made herself disappear in the role the media gave her, is a great achievement. The playwright says she wanted to create a daring response to the grand royal dramas. This year's award winner took the challenge; Jackie Kennedy, in Princess Plays, became in her interpretation a loved and betrayed, elevated and humiliated queen. This year's best supporting actress award goes to Kine Bendixen."

      Source:

      The Hedda Awards, heddaprisen.no, 10.06.2013, http://www.heddaprisen.no/pub/heddaprisen/main/?aid=1176

    Best audiovisual design

    The professional jury for the season of 2012/2013 consisted of:

    Thoralf Berg, professor at Sør-Trøndelag University College
    Therese Bjørneboe, critic for Aftenposten and editor of Norsk Shakespeare- og teatertidsskrift
    Gunnar Germundson, playwright
    Karen Frøsland Nystøyl, critic for Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation
    Karoline Skuseth, curator and project leader for the academic program at BIT Teatergarasjen
    Astrid Sletbakk, former critic for VG
    Cecilia Ölveczky, dramaturge

    Nominations

    • Eivind Myren

      Eivind Myren for the lighting design for Phaedra by Jean Racine, directed by Kjersti Haugen, Trøndelag Theatre:

      "Eivind Myren is the regular lighting designer at Trøndelag Theatre, where he has illuminated productions such as Les Misérables, Equus!, Spring Awakening, An Enemy of the People, Rock'n Roll Wolf, Ghosts and A Doll's House. At Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre) he has lighted The Graduate and at Nord-Trøndelag Theatre Kjærligheten er blå* (Love is Blue). He also made the lighting design for Karolinerspelet* (The Caroline Spectacle) in Tydal and Elden* (The Fire) at Røros."

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

    • Per Platou

      Per Platou for the sound design for Stalker by Verk Produksjoner AKA Verk Productions, co-produced by Black Box Teater, Avant Garden and BIT Teatergarasjen:

      "Per Platou, 49, was born in Oslo and is an artist, curator and musician. He was educated at Barratt Due Institute of Music, City of London's Polytechnic, Studiesentret.no for Film, The University of Oslo (history of ideas, criminology, mass communication and mathematics), NoTAM, Oslo and STEIM/Waag, Amsterdam. He was a member of the first online band in the world, and later made a band based on sounds found online. He has a varied career, ranging from work as a curator via a journalist and a record producer to an installation artist."

    • Roger Gihlemoen

      Roger Gihlemoen for the animation for Jack and the Beanstalk, directed by Mira Zuckermann, Teater Manu:

      "Roger Gihlemoen is an animation movie maker, who graduated from Westerdals School of Communication in 2005. He has worked freelance for Feelgood Scene Film og TV, Rubicon TV, Gimpville and Quisten Animation, among others, and he now manages his own company, Evengi Film. In 2011 he was nominated for an Emmy award for his work with the TV series Paint Planet, bought by Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation and screened successfully as children's TV. Gihlemoen is one of a few persons in Norway who has specialised in motion capture technology for the whole human body. In Jack and the Beanstalk he has animated characters using sign language across large screens, making up the stage design of the performance."

    Winners

    • Jack and the Beanstalk

      Roger Gihlemoen for the animation for Jack and the Beanstalk, directed by Mira Zuckermann, Teater Manu:

      "Hand in hand with the technical development video and the art of animation have entered the theatre stage. This year's winner has created a virtual world as present as the room the audience is placed in, in which one is pulled in by elegant scene changes and very successful interaction between stage design and animation. The award goes to an artist who has managed to transfer Motion Capture to the medium of theatre and contributed to create a production which makes its mark as yet another success within visual theatre for hearing-impaired children. This year's best audiovisual design award goes to Roger Gihlemoen."

      Source:

      The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 10.06.2013, http://www.heddaprisen.no/pub/heddaprisen/main/?aid=1176

    • Roger Gihlemoen

      Roger Gihlemoen for the animation for Jack and the Beanstalk, directed by Mira Zuckermann, Teater Manu:

      "Hand in hand with the technical development video and the art of animation have entered the theatre stage. This year's winner has created a virtual world as present as the room the audience is placed in, in which one is pulled in by elegant scene changes and very successful interaction between stage design and animation. The award goes to an artist who has managed to transfer Motion Capture to the medium of theatre and contributed to create a production which makes its mark as yet another success within visual theatre for hearing-impaired children. This year's best audiovisual design award goes to Roger Gihlemoen."

      Source:

      The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 10.06.2013, http://www.heddaprisen.no/pub/heddaprisen/main/?aid=1176

    Best direction

    The professional jury for the season of 2012/2013 consisted of:

    Thoralf Berg, professor at Sør-Trøndelag University College
    Therese Bjørneboe, critic for Aftenposten and editor of Norsk Shakespeare- og teatertidsskrift
    Gunnar Germundson, playwright
    Karen Frøsland Nystøyl, critic for Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation
    Karoline Skuseth, curator and project leader for the academic program at BIT Teatergarasjen
    Astrid Sletbakk, former critic for VG
    Cecilia Ölveczky, dramaturge

    Nominations

    • Runar Hodne

      Runar Hodne for the direction of Death of a Salesman, Trøndelag Theatre:

      "Runar Hodne, 42, has studied history of art, history of ideas and criminology at The University of Oslo. He completed his education as a director at The National Academy of Theatre in 2001. The same year he won The Hedda Award for his production of Jon Fosse's Someone is Going to Come. He has directed and photographed several award-winning music videos and short films. In 2007 he became part of the artistic management of The Torshov Theatre, where the productions he staged included Goethe's Faust. He also has directed for Rogaland Theatre, The Norwegian Theatre, for the theatres in Aarhus as well as Aalborg, The Royal Danish Theatre in Copenhagen and Teatro della Limonaia in Florence. He also received two Reumert Awards for his production of Anna Karenina in Aalborg."

    • Oskaras Koršunovas

      Oskaras Koršunovas for the direction of Peer Gynt, The National Theatre/The Torshov Theatre:

      "Oskaras Koršunovas, 44, was born in the Lithuanian capital Vilnius. As young as a 20 year old student he had his first assignment at the Lithuanian national theatre. Koršunovas belongs to the generation searching for new expressions in the Eastern Europa of the 1990es, and his emphasis on contemporary drama soon made him sought-after. In 1999 he founded OKT - Oskaras Koršunovas Theater - with emphasis on contemporary drama as well as classics. To Norway and The National Theatre he came as early as 2001, and he has visited Norway several times since then. He was formerly nominated for The Hedda Award with the Jon Fosse plays Winter and These Eyes."

    • Jonas Corell Petersen

      Jonas Corell Petersen for the direction of Baby, The National Theatre and Eg/Ik/Ich/I, The Norwegian Theatre:

      "Jonas Corell Petersen was born and raised in Copenhagen, where he studied theatre theory, history of art and philosophy. He began studying direction in The Netherlands and Lithuania before he started at Oslo National Academy of the Arts in 2005. Throughout his whole upbringing he aimed to become a theatre director, and while he was still in school he wrote and staged a full-length play. His diploma assignment at Oslo National Academy of the Arts was Goethe's The Sorrows of Young Werther, produced at The Norwegian Theatre. For this production he won the European Fast Forward Award for young directors. Since then he has staged Faith, Hope and Charity at Trøndelag Theatre, Zoo at Black Box Teater and The Norwegian Theatre, Bank at Rogaland Theatre and Othello at Staatstheater Braunsschweig."

    Winners

    • Peer Gynt

      Oskaras Koršunovas for the direction of Peer Gynt by Henrik Ibsen, The Torshov Theatre, The National Theatre:

      "If the aim is to shorten a text, starting with the end is not a bad idea. Then the middle is likely shortened. If the final scene is also already known by most, one ought to ask a loud and clear "Why?" and "How?" at the start of the performance, to get it started. The direction by this award winner does just that, and follows it up through excavating the demons of the antihero with excellent drive and a seductive expression. The characters are devilishly multi-coloured, and manage to be highlights of themselves because they together circle the main character in the maelstrom continuously threatening to sink the boat. In this amazing whirlwind of a performance there are quiet moments, in the eye of the hurricane, in the centre, too. There, nobody is at home, as it has been; our man has no core, he is not able to recognise love. We get something to reflect upon, but we are very happy for this rich reminder! This year's award for best direction goes to Oskaras Koršunovas."

      Source:

      The Hedda Awards, heddaprisen.no, 10.06.2013, http://www.heddaprisen.no/pub/heddaprisen/main/?aid=1176

    • Oskaras Koršunovas

      Oskaras Koršunovas for the direction of Peer Gynt by Henrik Ibsen, The Torshov Theatre, The National Theatre:

      "If the aim is to shorten a text, starting with the end is not a bad idea. Then the middle is likely shortened. If the final scene is also already known by most, one ought to ask a loud and clear "Why?" and "How?" at the start of the performance, to get it started. The direction by this award winner does just that, and follows it up through excavating the demons of the antihero with excellent drive and a seductive expression. The characters are devilishly multi-coloured, and manage to be highlights of themselves because they together circle the main character in the maelstrom continuously threatening to sink the boat. In this amazing whirlwind of a performance there are quiet moments, in the eye of the hurricane, in the centre, too. There, nobody is at home, as it has been; our man has no core, he is not able to recognise love. We get something to reflect upon, but we are very happy for this rich reminder! This year's award for best direction goes to Oskaras Koršunovas."

      Source:

      The Hedda Awards, heddaprisen.no, 10.06.2013, http://www.heddaprisen.no/pub/heddaprisen/main/?aid=1176

    Special artistic achievement

    The professional jury for the season of 2012/2013 consisted of:

    Thoralf Berg, professor at Sør-Trøndelag University College
    Therese Bjørneboe, critic for Aftenposten and editor of Norsk Shakespeare- og teatertidsskrift
    Gunnar Germundson, playwright
    Karen Frøsland Nystøyl, critic for Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation
    Karoline Skuseth, curator and project leader for the academic program at BIT Teatergarasjen
    Astrid Sletbakk, former critic for VG
    Cecilia Ölveczky, dramaturge

    Nominations

    • De Utvalgte

      De Utvalgte, always searching for new ways in its stage expression:

      "De Utvalgte was established in 1993 after the company's original ensemble graduated from Nordisk Teaterskole (Nordic Theatre School) in Denmark and has functioned as an artistic collective since the start. The company has made about 30 productions and is known for its original, visual expression and for playing with roles, identities, fiction and facts."

    • Den unge scenen

      DUS - Den Unge Scenen and International Connections:

      "DUS is a national youth project established in 2004 after an idea and model from the English Connections. The aim is to stimulate production of quality theatre for youth. Every second year DUS presents the result of the past two years' work. At the time playwrights have written new texts on assignment, theatre companies all over the country have worked on performances, and regional festivals plus a festival for selected companies are arranged. Until now DUS has led to 22 new texts, and 70 companies have made productions from the texts."

    • The Norwegian Theatre

      EventyrForteljeTeaterStund* (FairytaleTellingTheatreTime), regular storytelling session every Saturday around noon, at The Norwegian Theatre:

      "EventyrForteljeTeaterStund has been active for 14 years at The Norwegian Theatre. Every Saturday at 12 an ensemble of five-six actors tell Norwegian and foreign fairytales, and sing with the children. The initiative was made by the actors, and the crew consists of Marit Kolbræk, Ragnhild Hilt, Unn Vibeke Hol, Wenche Elena Medbøe, Sigve Bøe, Bernhard Ramstad and Hilde Olausson."

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

    • Eg/Ik/Ich/I

      Eg/Ik/Ich/I by Oscar van Woensel, directed by Jonas Corell Petersen, The Norwegian Theatre and De Toonelmakerij, Amsterdam:

      "Eg/Ik/Ich/I is a collaboration project and part of the grand theatre project Young Europe, initiated by the theatre network European Theatre Convention. Seven countries take part in the project, and this is one of four plays written for it. This production is produced by The Norwegian Theatre and De Toonelmakerij, Amsterdam. It is performed by two Dutch and one Norwegian actor, and tells the legend of Narcissus and Echo - the story of he who was so in love with himself, and she who could only ape."

    • Morten Cranner

      Morten Cranner,  The Odyssey, for research in music and sound as fundamental elements for modern theatre:

      "Morten Cranner is a director, composer, sound designer and actor educated at the director study at The National Academy of Theatre and The National Academy of Music. He is now a research fellow at The National Academy of Theatre, part of Oslo National Academy of the Arts. In his research project The Acoustic Act he works to develop a musical theatre genre in which the actors are musicians within a sound-producing stage design, a stage design doubling as a performance space and musical instrument. The text and actions of the actors are to leave traces in the space and become the music of the performance. The production The Odyssey finds its war theme in Homer's work."

    Winners

    • De Utvalgte

      De Utvalgte, always searching for new ways in its stage expression:

      "Sometimes the whole is more than the sum of the parts. The winner of the special artistic achievement award has for a number of years excelled with its particular grip on performing arts and keeps challenging its own practice through entering themes reflecting social responsibility and artistic finesse. There is a clear necessity to honour this company's full artistic production, for its whole and the parts of it - the expansion of the dimensions of the performing space, the timeless issues. This year's special artistic achievement award goes to De Utvalgte."

      Source:

      The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 10.06.2013, http://www.heddaprisen.no/pub/heddaprisen/main/?aid=1176

    Production of the year

    The professional jury for the season of 2012/2013 consisted of:

    Thoralf Berg, professor at Sør-Trøndelag University College
    Therese Bjørneboe, critic for Aftenposten and editor of Norsk Shakespeare- og teatertidsskrift
    Gunnar Germundson, playwright
    Karen Frøsland Nystøyl, critic for Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation
    Karoline Skuseth, curator and project leader for the academic program at BIT Teatergarasjen
    Astrid Sletbakk, former critic for VG
    Cecilia Ölveczky, dramaturge

    Nominations

    • Kill them all!

      Kill them all! by Tore Vagn Lid, The National Theatre:

      "By using the alarming, quickly increasing European suicide statistics as a starting point, Vagn Lid creates a board game onstage, one in which the economic system of today is the game, and the individual is the token. Onstage six actors perform the roles of individuals affected by the economic game of today, losers and gamblers. The production is written, directed and given its audio design by Tore Vagn Lid, whereas Tor Dishington Johansen and Tor Christian F. Bleikli have done the research."

    • Ship O'Hoi!

      Ship O'Hoi! by Pia Maria Roll, Hooman Sharifi and Terje Nordby, co-produced by Trøndelag Theatre, Dramatikkens Hus and Black Box Teater:

      "Ship O’Hoi! is a piece of documentary theatre taking us along on a sea journey with the supertanker Neptun from Odalen to Angola, and along the way we visit a number of the largest oil-producing countries of the world. With this journey Pia Maria Roll aims to examine where the oil adventure has taken us, as a nation and as individuals. The production was created by Pia Maria Roll and Terje Nordby with the ensemble. The direction is by Roll and Hooman Sharifi."

    • Stalker

      Stalker by Verk Produksjoner AKA Verk Productions, co-produced by Black Box Teater, Teaterhuset Avant Garden and BIT Teatergarasjen:

      "Verk Produksjoner AKA Verk Productions is a Nordic actors' collective established in 1998. The starting point for this year's production is Andrej Tarkovsky's film Stalker. The story presents a group of people about to enter the Zone. The production illuminates the individual's motivation to enter the Zone, their misconceptions, remembrances and what they have forgotten. Verk Produksjoner AKA Verk Production was nominated for The Hedda Award with the production Iphigeneia in 2007 and won the production of the year award in 2011 with Det eviga leendet/The Eternal Smile."

    • The Wild Duck

      The Wild Duck by Henrik Ibsen, directed by Anders Paulin, The National Theatre:

      "The Swedish director Anders Paulin wanted to stage a new, larger and better The Wild Duck. To do so, he included texts by the French philosophers Derrida and Deleuze and by Kafka and included references to movies such as Matrix and Escape from New York, and all the actors take turns in the roles of the play. All to break down the established interpretations of The Wild Duck. Anders Paulin was educated as a journalist and dramaturge and has had assignments as a director in Sweden, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland."

    • De Utvalgte* (The Chosen Ones)

      De Utvalgte* (The Chosen Ones) by De Utvalgte, co-produced by Black Box Teater and BIT Teatergarasjen:

      "In the production De Utvalgte* (The Chosen Ones) the theatre company De Utvalgte continues its examination of the theme of nature and culture, and here, as well as earlier, the artists use 3D technology. In De Utvalgte people with disabilities perform a performance discussing cultural and natural selection. De Utvalgte is known for its original and visual expression, and the company member Boya Bøckman won The Hedda Award for best visual design last year, for his work in the production The Art of Being Tamed. The production was also given The Norwegian Critics' Award. De Utvalgte was founded in 1993 and has functioned as an artistic collective since the start."

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

    Winners

    • Verk Produksjoner

      Stalker by Verk Produksjoner AKA Verk Productions, co-produced by Black Box Teater, Avant Garden and BIT Teatergarasjen:

      "A testament to memory inspired by a work of art, in which the voices of memory, with the logic of memory, express personal as well as stylised experiences of the work, while the performance venue remembers the work as such. In this both concrete and abstract journey through memory a generous room is created to give the audience the opportunity to take part in the remembrance. The production is meditative, entertaining and beautiful, not obtrusive, not indifferent, and with many entries to remember its foundation. Whether you know the artwork or not, the performance provides you with excellent help to imagine it. And as a bonus to the one who has seen it before, it inspires you to remember where you where if your life when you first saw Stalker. The production of the year award goes to Stalker."

      Source:

      The Hedda Awards, heddaprisen.no, 10.06.2013, http://www.heddaprisen.no/pub/heddaprisen/main/?aid=1176

    • Stalker

      Stalker by Verk Produksjoner AKA Verk Productions, co-produced by Black Box Teater, Avant Garden and BIT Teatergarasjen:

      "A testament to memory inspired by a work of art, in which the voices of memory, with the logic of memory, express personal as well as stylised experiences of the work, while the performance venue remembers the work as such. In this both concrete and abstract journey through memory a generous room is created to give the audience the opportunity to take part in the remembrance. The production is meditative, entertaining and beautiful, not obtrusive, not indifferent, and with many entries to remember its foundation. Whether you know the artwork or not, the performance provides you with excellent help to imagine it. And as a bonus to the one who has seen it before, it inspires you to remember where you where if your life when you first saw Stalker. The production of the year award goes to Stalker."

      Source:

      The Hedda Awards, heddaprisen.no, 10.06.2013, http://www.heddaprisen.no/pub/heddaprisen/main/?aid=1176

    Best supporting actor

    The professional jury for the season of 2012/2013 consisted of:

    Thoralf Berg, professor at Sør-Trøndelag University College
    Therese Bjørneboe, critic for Aftenposten and editor of Norsk Shakespeare- og teatertidsskrift
    Gunnar Germundson, playwright
    Karen Frøsland Nystøyl, critic for Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation
    Karoline Skuseth, curator and project leader for the academic program at BIT Teatergarasjen
    Astrid Sletbakk, former critic for VG
    Cecilia Ölveczky, dramaturge

    Nominations

    • Espen Klouman Høiner

      Espen Klouman Høiner for the role of Biff Loman in Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller, directed by Runar Hodne, and for the role of Ivar Zolen in Boer Boerson Jr. by Johan Falkberget/Harald Tusberg/Egil Monn-Iversen, directed by Erlend Samnøen, Trøndelag Theatre:

      "Espen Klouman Høiner, 32, hails from Nesodden in Akershus. Besides his work as an actor he has also been a radio host in P3, and he is a published writer (his debut took place the autumn of 2011 with the short story collection 11 i 11, literally: 11 in 11). After graduating from The National Academy of Theatre he acted in The Returning during The Norwegian Drama Festival and Attempts to Describe the Impenetrable at Ibsen Theatre, The National Theatre and on tour. Last spring he made his Trøndelag Theatre debut, as Osvald in Ibsen's Ghosts and last autumn he took part in Jeppe. He has contributed to the movies Just Bea, Reprise, Switch, Upperdog and most recently in Must Have Been Love. The movie critic Manohala Dargis of New York Times suggested him and his fellow actor Anders Danielsen Lie as candidates for Oscar, in the best leading actor category, for their efforts in Reprise."

    • Iver Bjurgren

      Iver Bjurgren for the roles of Per Plage, Gregor and Benny in Samson & Roberto, by Ingvar Ambjørnsen/Axel Hellstenius, directed by Ferran Audi, Teatret Vårt (Our Theatre):

      "Iver Bjurgren, 36, is an actor and musician and graduated from Rose Bruford College in London in 2002. He was educated as a classic actor with additional subjects such as composition, arrangements and adjustments for music for the stage. He has worked for Teater Grimsborken, Akershus Theatre, Østfold Theatre and Sogn og Fjordane Theatre, among others, with productions such as The Enormous Crocodile, Terje VigenHamlet soloDe ville kroppene* (The Wild Bodies)Bjarnes fantastiske barnehage* (Bjarne's Terrific Kindergarten)Helt på tuppa! and Bare kyllinger her* (Only chickens here). He also acted in the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation series An immortal man. Since 2010 he has run the company Tusenfold Teater with director and dramaturge Liv Anne Bjurgren. The two produce theatre for The Cultural Rucksack and for kindergarteners, and characterise their own activity as 'playful and musical theatre meant to affect children and youth where they are'."

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

    • Kyrre Hellum

      Kyrre Hellum for the role of Judas in The Bible, texts from The Bible and by Maria Tryti Vennerød, Terje Nordby, Eirik Fauske, Sara Stridsberg, Cecilie Løveid, Jose Saramago, Ari Behn, Stein Winge, Anne Holtan and Carl Morten Amundsen, directed by Stein Winge, The Norwegian Theatre:

      "Kyrre Hellum, 40, graduated from The National Academy of Theatre in 1999 and has since then interpreted a number of roles at the theatre stage, in movies and for TV. He takes on humorous roles as happily as serious roles. In the time after the academy he has most often been seen in the movies and on TV. He was nominated for an Amanda award for best supporting actor for the role of Fido in Empty Barrels in 2010, and has also contributed to Fatso, North and The Liverpool Goalie. For TV he has acted in Robbery, the Norwegian version of Two Thousand Acres of Sky (Himmelblå) and Lilyhammer, in the latter in the role of an extraordinary eager policeman. At The Norwegian Theatre the productions in which he has acted include Zoo, Felix' fantastiske orkester* (Felix' fabulous orchestra) and 33 Variations."

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

    Winners

    • Death of a Salesman

      Espen Klouman Høiner for the role of Biff Loman in Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller, directed by Runar Hodne, and for the role of Ivar Zolen in Boer Boerson Jr. by Johan Falkberget/Harald Tusberg/Egil Monn-Iversen, directed by Erlend Samnøen, Trøndelag Theatre:

      "The category of best supporting actor is wide. It may go to an actor who lights up a production through a small role. But there may also be a finely tuned divide between a leading role and a supporting role. The winner of the year has lightened up in small roles and played a fundamental role in a drama. He is artistic, and musical, in several meanings of the word. He doesn't give 'too' much, but exactly enough to create space for associations around a character. The award winner must be a gift to work with, for directors and actor colleagues, proven through Boer Boerson and Death of a Salesman both. This year's best supporting actor award goes to Espen Klouman Høiner."

      Source:

      The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 10.06.2013, http://www.heddaprisen.no/pub/heddaprisen/main/?aid=1176

    • Boer Boerson Jr.

      Espen Klouman Høiner for the role of Biff Loman in Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller, directed by Runar Hodne, and for the role of Ivar Zolen in Boer Boerson Jr. by Johan Falkberget/Harald Tusberg/Egil Monn-Iversen, directed by Erlend Samnøen, Trøndelag Theatre:

      "The category of best supporting actor is wide. It may go to an actor who lights up a production through a small role. But there may also be a finely tuned divide between a leading role and a supporting role. The winner of the year has lightened up in small roles and played a fundamental role in a drama. He is artistic, and musical, in several meanings of the word. He doesn't give 'too' much, but exactly enough to create space for associations around a character. The award winner must be a gift to work with, for directors and actor colleagues, proven through Boer Boerson and Death of a Salesman both. This year's best supporting actor award goes to Espen Klouman Høiner."

      Source:

      The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 10.06.2013, http://www.heddaprisen.no/pub/heddaprisen/main/?aid=1176

    • Espen Klouman Høiner

      Espen Klouman Høiner for the role of Biff Loman in Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller, directed by Runar Hodne, and for the role of Ivar Zolen in Boer Boerson Jr. by Johan Falkberget/Harald Tusberg/Egil Monn-Iversen, directed by Erlend Samnøen, Trøndelag Theatre:

      "The category of best supporting actor is wide. It may go to an actor who lights up a production through a small role. But there may also be a finely tuned divide between a leading role and a supporting role. The winner of the year has lightened up in small roles and played a fundamental role in a drama. He is artistic, and musical, in several meanings of the word. He doesn't give 'too' much, but exactly enough to create space for associations around a character. The award winner must be a gift to work with, for directors and actor colleagues, proven through Boer Boerson and Death of a Salesman both. This year's best supporting actor award goes to Espen Klouman Høiner."

      Source:

      The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 10.06.2013, http://www.heddaprisen.no/pub/heddaprisen/main/?aid=1176

    Best leading actor

    The professional jury for the season of 2012/2013 consisted of:

    Thoralf Berg, professor at Sør-Trøndelag University College
    Therese Bjørneboe, critic for Aftenposten and editor of Norsk Shakespeare- og teatertidsskrift
    Gunnar Germundson, playwright
    Karen Frøsland Nystøyl, critic for Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation
    Karoline Skuseth, curator and project leader for the academic program at BIT Teatergarasjen
    Astrid Sletbakk, former critic for VG
    Cecilia Ölveczky, dramaturge

    Nominations

    • Ingar Helge Gimle

      Ingar Helge Gimle for the role of Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller, directed by Runar Hodne, Trøndelag Theatre:

      "Ingar Helge Gimle, 56, was born in Oslo and graduated from The National Academy of Theatre in 1982. He became an employee of Trøndelag Theatre in 1985, and his roles at this theatre include the crywolf in the musical Four legs good - two legs baaad! after George Orwell's novel Animal Farm. Four years later he started working for Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre) (The Brothers Karamazov and A Streetcar Named Desire), and in 1996 he moved to The National Theatre (A Doll's House, HamletServant of Two Masters). He made his movie debut as early as 1986 in the comedy movie The Plastic Bag. Since then we have seen him in films including Uro (Disturbance)Wolf SummerAn Ordinary Day at Work, and Absolute Hangover. He won Amanda awards for the two latter and the Norwegian comedy award Komiprisen in 2009 for Boeing Boeing."

    • Paul-Ottar Haga

      Paul Ottar Haga for the role of Edgar in The Dance of Death by August Strindberg, directed by Sigrid Strøm Reibo, The Norwegian Theatre:

      "Paul-Ottar Haga, 47, was born in Verdal and graduated from The National Academy of Theatre in 1990. The same year he made his debut at The Norwegian Theatre, but a long time before that he had his first role, as an eight-year old at The Saint Olav Drama at Stiklestad. Throughout the years he has had a number of the leading roles of the same outdoors spectacle. Aside his many assignments at The Norwegian Theatre (including The Threepenny Opera, Boer Boerson Jr., Orestes and The People of Juvik), he has often taken parts in Norwegian movies and TV productions. He became nationally known through Bentein Baardson's TV version of Peer Gynt. We have also seen him in movies such as The Last Joint Venture, Zero Kelvin and Jul i Blåfjell* (Christmas in the Blue Mountain)."

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

    • Nils Ole Oftebro

      Nils Ole Oftebro for the role of Stalin in Collaborators by John Hodge, directed by Kjetil Bang-Hansen, The National Theatre:

      "Nils Ole Oftebro, 68, was born in Sarpsborg. In 1969 he graduated from The National Academy of Theatre and the next year he made his debut in Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation's TV drama division. In 1971 he began working for The National Theatre, where he for several decades has been among the leading forces of the theatre, giving life to 115 characters. Among his many Ibsen roles the title role of Peer Gynt belongs among the foremost, but his range is wide: From Theseus in Phaedra to the robber Kasper in When the Robbers Came to Cardamom Town. 1987-1989 he was artistic director of The Torshov Theatre, and besides his acting career he has also worked as an instructor. He has taken part in a number of films and TV series, as well as hosting the Norwegian versions of the TV shows Fort Boyard and Survivor. In addition he is an able illustrator, and he made his debut as a portrait drawer in 2005."

    Winners

    • Death of a Salesman

      Ingar Helge Gimle for the role of Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller, directed by Runar Hodne, Trøndelag Theatre:

      "This year's award goes to an actor with a long record from Norwegian theatre, film and TV. To him it is as natural to perform for adults and children, in classics and contemporary drama, in tragedies and comedies. In this year's role the award winner provided in a particular and present way an intense insight into a man's world, not least his dream world. In an impressive, near disturbing way he proved how his character reacted in an extreme life situation, in relation to himself and the people closest to him. Through intense and quiet acting the award winner awoke the compassion of his audience, when he in an extraordinarily convincing and strong way presented the heavy destiny of his character. This year's best leading actor award goes to Ingar Helge Gimle."

    • Ingar Helge Gimle

      Ingar Helge Gimle for the role of Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller, directed by Runar Hodne, Trøndelag Theatre:

      "This year's award goes to an actor with a long record from Norwegian theatre, film and TV. To him it is as natural to perform for adults and children, in classics and contemporary drama, in tragedies and comedies. In this year's role the award winner provided in a particular and present way an intense insight into a man's world, not least his dream world. In an impressive, near disturbing way he proved how his character reacted in an extreme life situation, in relation to himself and the people closest to him. Through intense and quiet acting the award winner awoke the compassion of his audience, when he in an extraordinarily convincing and strong way presented the heavy destiny of his character. This year's best leading actor award goes to Ingar Helge Gimle."

    Best leading actress

    The professional jury for the season of 2012/2013 consisted of:

    Thoralf Berg, professor at Sør-Trøndelag University College
    Therese Bjørneboe, critic for Aftenposten and editor of Norsk Shakespeare- og teatertidsskrift
    Gunnar Germundson, playwright
    Karen Frøsland Nystøyl, critic for Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation
    Karoline Skuseth, curator and project leader for the academic program at BIT Teatergarasjen
    Astrid Sletbakk, former critic for VG
    Cecilia Ölveczky, dramaturge

    Nominations

    • Gisken Armand

      Gisken Armand for the role of I in I disappear by Arne Lygre, directed by Eirik Stubø, The National Theatre:

      "Gisken Armand, 50, a daughter of the actor Eilif Armand and sister of the actresses Frøydis and Merete Armand, made her debut as a 14 year old at The National Stage in Bergen. When aged 26 years old she became an employee of The National Theatre, which has been her venue since then. Parallel to her theatre work she has had parts in a number of movie and TV productions, (Fox Grønland, At the King's Table, Codename Hunter, Hjem* (Home) (for TV), Kristin Lavransdatter, Insomnia, Eva's Eye (for film). Throughout the years Gisken Armand has taken part in close to 60 productions at The National Theatre, in roles of great range and variation, such as Nora in A Doll's House, the title role of Medea, Helen in The Celebration and the witch's daughter in Journey to the Christmas Star."

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

    • Marie Blokhus

      Marie Blokhus for the roles of Anne in Over open avgrunn* (Across the abyss) by Tarjei Vesaas, directed by Uwe Cramer, The Norwegian Theatre and Una in Blackbird by David Harrower, directed by Kim Sørensen, The Norwegian Touring Theatre:

      "Marie Blokhus, 30, completed her studies at The National Academy of Theatre in Oslo in 2010, and was immediately hired by The Norwegian Theatre, where she now has steady employment. She was born in Bodø, where she as a teenager was selected for the role as the daughter by a psychotic mother, by her own psychiatrist mother with an interest for amateur theatre. The role captured her, and after studying drama at an upper secondary school in Mo I Rana she worked for Nordland Theatre for five years. During the time she studied at Oslo National Academy of the Arts she established the independent theatre company The rooster that was sacrificed to the Greek God of healing & medicine with four of her fellow students. During her years at The Norwegian Theatre she has taken part in productions such as The Sorrows of Young Werther (2010), Pains of Youth (2011), Mourning Becomes Electra (2012) and she is now to be seen in Over open avgrunn."

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

    • Helga Guren

      Helga Guren for the role of Edith in Oh My God by and directed by Yngve Sundvor, and Diana in All's Well That Ends Well by William Shakespeare, directed by Sigrid Strøm Reibo, Rogaland Theatre:

      "Helga Guren, 27, grew up in Rygge and was educated at The National Academy of Theatre, Esper Studio New York and Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts. Guren has taken part in productions at The Norwegian Touring Theatre, The Norwegian Theatre, Hålogaland Theatre and The Royal Dramatic Theatre, Stockholm. She has also been active within gymnastics and acrobatics, she has been singing with Alastair Laurence Jazz Trio and she plays the Hardanger fiddle. In addition she has taken part in international dance and theatre productions, at venues including Moderna Dansteatern in Stockholm and during ImPulzTanz in Vienna. She took part in Rogaland Theatre and The Norwegian Touring Theatre's collaboration projectLittle Me, interpreted the role of Lucifer in Sonny, the main part of Nattergalen and took part in The Celebration, all at Rogaland Theatre."

    Winners

    • I disappear

      Gisken Armand for the role of I in I disappear by Arne Lygre, directed by Eirik Stubø, The National Theatre:

      "The actress alone on stage, without props or stage design as support, must trust herself and the word. The award winner of the year has throughout her career - including everything from drama to comedy, musicals and theatre for children - again and again proven how nuanced and precise she masters the word, whether we talk about modern slang, ancient poetry lines or comedy's sky-high demands for precision. In this year's production she presents a character without a clearly defined identity, in an undefined reality in continuous change. With her nuanced treatment of the text she is the fundamental element of the performance. This year's best leading actress award goes to Gisken Armand."

      Source:

      The Hedda Awards, heddaprisen.no, 10.06.2013, http://www.heddaprisen.no/pub/heddaprisen/main/?aid=1176

    • Gisken Armand

      Gisken Armand for the role of I in I disappear by Arne Lygre, directed by Eirik Stubø, The National Theatre:

      "The actress alone on stage, without props or stage design as support, must trust herself and the word. The award winner of the year has throughout her career - including everything from drama to comedy, musicals and theatre for children - again and again proven how nuanced and precise she masters the word, whether we talk about modern slang, ancient poetry lines or comedy's sky-high demands for precision. In this year's production she presents a character without a clearly defined identity, in an undefined reality in continuous change. With her nuanced treatment of the text she is the fundamental element of the performance. This year's best leading actress award goes to Gisken Armand."

      Source:

      The Hedda Awards, heddaprisen.no, 10.06.2013, http://www.heddaprisen.no/pub/heddaprisen/main/?aid=1176