The Hedda Award 2017

Best leading actor

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The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 02.05.2017, https://www.heddaprisen.no/nominerte/2017

Nominations

  • Jan Sælid

    Jan Sælid was nominated for the role of King Bérenger in Exit the King, by Eugène Ionesco, directed by Stein Winge, The National Theatre:

    "Jan Sælid was educated at The National Academy of Theatre and made his professional debut as an actor at The National Theatre in 1996. His large number of assignments at this theatre range from roles in On the Sunny Side and Journey to the Christmas Star to Worthless Men and King Lear, up until this year's Borkman and Exit the King. Sælid has visited other theatres in guest roles, including The Arctic Theatre (formerly Hålogaland Theatre), Rogaland Theatre and Trøndelag Theatre (Jeppe of the Hill). As a director, Sælid has been responsible for Ingenting er ingenting* (Nothing is nothing) (The National Theatre 2015), among other things. He is also known for TV series such as Etaten (literally: The Bureau) and NAV (which is the official acronym for the Norwegian social services).

    SOURCE:

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

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

  • Sven Nordin

    Sven Nordin was nominated for the role of Ove in A Man Called Ove, by Fredrik Backman, directed by Bjarni Thorsson, Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre) in collaboration with The Norwegian Touring Theatre and Thorsson Productions:

    "Sven Nordin was educated at The National Academy of Theatre and made his professional debut as an actor at Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre) in Johan Borgen's The Vikings in 1981. Later, Nordin has split his career between theatre, film and TV. Among his stage roles, one may underline his efforts in Growth of the Soil, for which he received both The Hedda Award and Norwegian Critics' Award (The National Theatre 2007). He played the role of Kjell Bjarne in Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre)'s version of Ingvar Ambjørnsen's novel about Elling, Elling & Kjell Bjarne, which was also adapted into a movie with great success in 1999. In 2008, Nordin interpreted the leading role of The National Theatre's production of Brand."

    SOURCE:

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

  • Trond-Ove Skrødal

    Trond-Ove Skrødal was nominated for the role of George in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, by Edward Albee, directed by Marit Moum Aune, Trøndelag Theatre:

    "Trond-Ove Skrødal graduated from The National Academy of Theatre in 1989, and had his first assignments at Ibsen Theatre and The Arctic Theatre (formerly Hålogaland Theatre) before he in 1996 became an employee of Trøndelag Theatre. Since then, he has played a long series of roles within a varied repertoire for the theatre. For instance, one may mention central roles in The Beauty Queen of Leenane, A Christmas Carol, The Last of the Vikings and I Am the Wind in the Trees. In recent years, Skrødal's roles range from Peter Stockmann in An Enemy of the People and Claudius in Hamlet to the solo performance The Prompter and The Notebook."

    SOURCE:

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

Winners

  • Jan Sælid

    "The best leading actor award goes to Jan Sælid for the role of King Bérenger in Exit the King, by Eugène Ionesco, directed by Stein Winge, The National Theatre:

    When everything works, a good actor may give the impression that the role was created for just him. Still, we know that such a successful interpretation is the result of meticulous concentration in and creation of the character within the frame provided by the director. And - not least - in collaboration with the rest of the ensemble. The role for which the award is given carries the performance - also because he finds the strength for his character in his fellow actors' reactions. Thus, his study of powerful people's decline becomes many-sided and intense, in the intersection between tragedy and absurd comedy."

    SOURCE: 

    The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 19.06.2017, https://www.heddaprisen.no/vinnere/2017

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    Best supporting actor

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    The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 02.05.2017, https://www.heddaprisen.no/nominerte/2017

    Nominations

    • Emil Johnsen

      Emil Johnsen was nominated for the role of Ricky in Chaos is Neighbour of God by Lars Norén, directed by Kjersti Horn, The National Theatre:

      "Emil Johnsen was educated as an actor at The Academy of Music and Drama in Gothenburg (2003) and had his first roles at The Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm. Later, he has worked for The Norwegian Theatre, The Norwegian Touring Theatre, Teater Manu, Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre) and The National Theatre. At The Norwegian Theatre, his roles include Christopher in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, for which he was nominated for The Hedda Award. In the field of independent performing arts, he has interpreted the monologue The End of Eddy, directed by Kjersti Horn. In collaboration with the same director, he has played central roles in Teater Manu's Jeg var Fritz Moen* (I was Fritz Moen), for which he was nominated for Norwegian Critics' Award, and Richard III, Night is Mother to the Day and Chaos is Neighbour of God at The National Theatre."

      SOURCE:

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

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

    • Toralv Maurstad

      Toralv Maurstad was nominated for the role of John in Overføring* (Transference), by Tyra Tønnessen after Marit Råbu, directed by Tyra Tønnessen, The Norwegian Theatre in collaboration with The National Theatre:

      "Toralv Maurstad made his professional debut as an actor at Trøndelag Theatre in 1949. He had then graduated at Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. His theatre career includes important assignments as an instructor and an actor at a number of the theatres in the country. He also has had many roles in film, and he has headed Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre) (1967 - 1978), and The National Theatre (1978 - 1986). Among his roles at The National Theatre are the title role of Peer Gynt in different productions. His CV ranges from Long Day's Journey into Night and Dear Liar to Cabaret, The Dresser and Waiting for Godot. He received Norwegian Critics' Award for his contribution to Ah, Wilderness in 1963, and was given Honorary Hedda in 2007."

      SOURCE:

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

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

    • Even Stormoen

      Even Stormoen was nominated for the roles of seven British rulers in Orlando, by Sigrid Strøm Reibo and Njål Helge Mjøs after Virginia Woolf, directed by Sigrid Strøm Reibo, Rogaland Theatre:

      "Even Stormoen was educated at The National Academy of Theatre (1978). He spent his first years as a professional actor at The National Stage (where his roles included Romeo in Romeo and Juliet), at Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation's TV Drama Division, The Norwegian Touring Theatre and The National Theatre. After he came to Rogaland Theatre in 1989, he has performed a large number of leading roles, in productions including My Fair Lady, The Wild Duck, A Doll's House and Erasmus Montanus. For his interpretation of Harpagon in The Miser (1998) he received both Norwegian Critics' Award and The Hedda Award. Stormoen also took part in the Bertolt Brecht project Man Equals Man, which was given The Hedda Award in the project/production of the year category in 2008."

      SOURCE:

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

    Winners

    • Toralv Maurstad

      "The best supporting actor award goes to Toralv Maurstad for the role of John in Overføring* (Transference), by Tyra Tønnessen after Marit Råbu, directed by Tyra Tønnessen, The Norwegian Theatre in collaboration with The National Theatre:

      When the actor's assignment is interpreting one of several roles on equal footing, particularly strong concentration is demanded those few minutes the character is in the limelight. If used right, experience can be the best platform. Here, the most experienced of them all choses to put many decades of routine aside, to remove all grandiosity, all glamour and honour. Former triumphs in the great roles of world drama make up the fundament for the creation of a new stage character; in one scene, the veteran BECOMES a small, aggressive four-year old in the sandbox. It is great art of acting."

      SOURCE: 

      The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 19.06.2017, https://www.heddaprisen.no/vinnere/2017

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

    Production of the year

    SOURCE: 

    The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 02.05.2017, https://www.heddaprisen.no/nominerte/2017

    Nominations

    • 11 years

      11 years, by Toril Goksøyr and Camilla Martens, directed by Toril Goksøyr and Camilla Martens, Goksøyr & Martens in collaboration with The Norwegian Theatre and Dramatikkens hus, was nominated:

      "An eleven-year-old girl has taken her own life. After, her parents, her teacher and her principal meet. In the research for 11 years, Goksøyr & Martens have interviewed parents, children, scientists, lawyers and school personnel. They let the story take place in a schoolyard. The audience is placed in a four-metre tall scaffold surrounding it, and through earphones, events and conversations from one of the school's classrooms are conveyed."

      SOURCE:

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

    • Orlando

      Orlando, by Sigrid Strøm Reibo and Njål Helge Mjøs after Virginia Woolf, directed by Sigrid Strøm Reibo, Rogaland Theatre, was nominated:

      "In 1928, Virginia Woolf wrote her novel Orlando, following Orlando's life as a man and a woman through 400 years. In a theatre version created especially for Rogaland Theatre, Nina Ellen Ødegård plays the leading role through all that changes and all that remains the same."

      SOURCE:

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

    • Enemy of the duck

      Enemy of the Duck by Thorleifur Örn Arnarsson and Mikael Torfason after Henrik Ibsen, directed by Thorleifur Örn Arnarsson, The National Theatre, was nominated:

      "The Werle and Ekdal families are merged with the Stockmann family, when two of Ibsen's plays are interwoven into a modernised story about the meaning of truth in a society and for individuals. The question posed is this: Is truth always the right way?"

      SOURCE:

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

    • Grounded

      Grounded by George Brant, directed by Franzisca Aarflot, Teater Innlandet in collaboration with Nordland Theatre and Franzisca Aarflot Productions, was nominated:

      "Grounded is a topical monodrama about the human and the moral costs of war by drones. George Brant's award-winning play, in Norwegian called Rekyl, has been performed by more than 60 companies all over the world since its world premiere in 2013. With this production, it is staged in Norway for the first time."

      SOURCE:

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

    • Edda

      Edda, concept by Robert Wilson, with texts by Jon Fosse after The Elder Edda, directed by Robert Wilson, The Norwegian Theatre, was nominated:

      "The starting point for the production Edda is excerpts from Jon Fosse's adaption of The Elder Edda, the Norse mythology poetry that was written down at Iceland during the 13th century. Robert Wilson, who is considered among the greatest post-war theatre avant gardists, has developed his concept in the range between the origin and the end of the universe."

      SOURCE:

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

    Winners

    • Rogaland Theatre

      "The production of the year award goes to Orlando, by Sigrid Strøm Reibo and Njål Helge Mjøs after Virginia Woolf, directed by Sigrid Strøm Reibo, Rogaland Theatre:

      The Hedda Award for production of the year goes to a most distinct production with artistic quality of a rare kind. The interaction and the dynamic between the different elements were unique, and created an overabundance of a party, while it precisely addressed themes that are highly topical in contemporary society. The prize should be considered as a tribute to all artists performing in, and standing behind, the production."

      SOURCE: 

      The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 19.06.2017, https://www.heddaprisen.no/vinnere/2017

    • Orlando

      "The production of the year award goes to Orlando, by Sigrid Strøm Reibo and Njål Helge Mjøs after Virginia Woolf, directed by Sigrid Strøm Reibo, Rogaland Theatre:

      The Hedda Award for production of the year goes to a most distinct production with artistic quality of a rare kind. The interaction and the dynamic between the different elements were unique, and created an overabundance of a party, while it precisely addressed themes that are highly topical in contemporary society. The prize should be considered as a tribute to all artists performing in, and standing behind, the production."

      SOURCE: 

      The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 19.06.2017, https://www.heddaprisen.no/vinnere/2017

    Best leading actress

    SOURCE: 

    The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 02.05.2017, https://www.heddaprisen.no/nominerte/2017

    Nominations

    • Line Heie Hallem

      Line Heie Hallem for the leading role in Grounded, by George Brant, directed by Franzisca Aarflot, Teater Innlandet in collaboration with Nordland Theatre and Franzisca Aarflot Productions:

      "Line Heie Hallem graduated from The National Academy of Theatre (Oslo National Academy of the Arts) in 2005. She has worked as a freelance actor with assignments at a number of theatres all over the country. Among other things, Heie Hallem has acted in Alice in Wonderland at The National Stage in Bergen and in Robert Wilson's production of Peer Gynt, produced by The Norwegian Theatre and The National Stage, and performed as a visiting performance at BAM in New York. The autumn of 2006, she played Ophelia in Hamlet at Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre). From 2007 on, she has had several leading roles at Brageteatret, in projects including Before the Bell, which was given The Hedda Award in the best production for children and youth category in 2010."

      SOURCE:

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

    • Kjersti Tveterås

      Kjersti Tveterås for the role of Rosalind in As You Like It, by William Shakespeare, directed by Sigrid Strøm Reibo, The National Theatre:

      "Kjersti Tveterås was educated at The National Academy of Theatre, Oslo National Academy of the Arts (2008-2012). She made her professional debut at Trøndelag Theatre, where her roles include Laura Isaksen in Boer Boerson Jr., Ahab in Moby Dick and Joan of Arc in The Lark. At The National Theatre, she has had roles in Six Characters in Search of an Author and The Animals in the Hunchback Wood among other things. The past year, she has played Hedvig in Enemy of the Duck and Sonja in Journey to the Christmas Star, and she has taken part in The Decameron."

      SOURCE:

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

    • Nina Ellen Ødegård

      Nina Ellen Ødegård for the title role of Orlando, by Sigrid Strøm Reibo and Njål Helge Mjøs after Virginia Woolf, directed by Sigrid Strøm Reibo, Rogaland Theatre:

      "Nina Ellen Ødegård was educated at The National Academy of Theatre, Oslo National Academy of The Arts (1999-2002). She made her professional debut at Rogaland Theatre, where she has worked for most of her career. Her roles at the theatre include Margarita in The Master and Margarita, Julie in Miss Julie, Ellida Wangel in The Lady from the Sea and Carol in the Christmas season production A Christmas for Carol. At Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre), she has played Nora in A Doll's House and Eva in Autumn Sonata. In 2002, Ødegård won The Hedda Award for the role of Josie in Moon for the Misbegotten at Rogaland Theatre. She was also nominated for The Hedda Award in 2010 and 2016, for We Who Are Hundred and A Christmas for Carol respectively."

      SOURCE:

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

    Winners

    • Nina Ellen Ødegård

      "The best leading actress award goes to Nina Ellen Ødegård for the role of Orlando in Orlando, by Sigrid Strøm Reibo and Njål Helge Mjøs after Virginia Woolf, directed by Sigrid Strøm Reibo, Rogaland Theatre:

      This year's winner possesses a great range as an actor. She moves easily and elegantly between the theatre's genres and effortlessly switches between satire, passion and seriousness. Without a hitch, she lets her role slide between the emotionally laden poetry and the sexual urges, whether she is dressed in a male or a female attire. In a production about life's most essential questions throughout centuries, this year's winner is excellently present with a wondrous, at times sharp and often comical expression that impresses."

      SOURCE: 

      The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 19.06.2017, https://www.heddaprisen.no/vinnere/2017

    Best supporting actress

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    The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 02.05.2017, https://www.heddaprisen.no/nominerte/2017

    Nominations

    • Gisken Armand

      Gisken Armand was nominated for the role of Juliette in Exit the King, by Eugène Ionesco, directed by Stein Winge, The National Theatre:

      "Gisken Armand had her debut at The National Theatre in 1988. She has covered central roles in the Ibsen plays A Doll's House, Brand, The Master Builder and The Lady from the Sea, and she has played Agnes in Jon Fosse's The Child and She in Someone is Going to Come. Her range in roles goes from projects such as Fanny and Alexander to Strategier for en lysere fremtid* (Strategies for a brighter future), from A Midsummer Night's Dream to Journey to the Christmas Star. Armand has interpreted major roles in TV series including At the King's Table and Codename Hunter. In 2006, she received Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation's Radio drama division's award called Blå fugl (The Blue Bird), and in 2013, she received The Hedda Award in the best leading actress category for the role of I in I disappear."

      SOURCE:

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

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

    • Andrine Sæther

      Andrine Sæther was nominated for the role of Friend in Let You Be, by Arne Lygre, directed by Johannes Holmen Dahl, The National Theatre:

      "Andrine Sæther was educated at The National Academy of Theatre (1992-95). From 1995, she has been steadily employed by The National Theatre. She has interpreted central roles in plays such as GhostsThe Lady from the Sea, Hustyrannen* (The House Tyrant)Little Eyolf and The Fussy Man. In the time from 1998 to 2000, Sæther was part of The Torshov Theatre's artistic management. She has had roles in a number of Norwegian movies, including Only Clouds Move the Stars and Junk Mail. A significant TV audience also knows her from the TV series Berlin Poplars and Mammon

      SOURCE:

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

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

    • Hildegunn Eggen

      Hildegunn Eggen was nominated for the role of Fyodor Karamazov in The Brothers Karamazov, by Ole Johan Skjelbred after Fyodor Dostoyevsky, directed by Ole Johan Skjelbred, Trøndelag Theatre:

      Hildegunn Eggen was educated at The National Academy of Theatre (1978-81). She had her professional debut at The National Theatre, and came to Trøndelag Theatre in 1985. At the latter, she has made her mark in a number of major roles, including Agnes in Brand, the title role of the musical An-Magritt, Tale in Fellow Man and the title role of Russell's comedy Shirley Valentine. She was nominated for The Hedda Award for the role of Mrs. Alving in Ibsen's Ghosts in 2012. Eggen received Norwegian Critics' Award for theatre for the title role of Mother Courage in 2001/02. In 2014, she was named a Knight of the Order of St. Olav, first class, and the same year she was given The Award of Aase Bye.

      SOURCE:

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

    Winners

    • Hildegunn Eggen

      "The best supporting actress award goes to Hildegunn Eggen for the role of Fyodor Karamazov in The Brothers Karamazov, by Ole Johan Skjelbred after Fyodor Dostoyevsky, directed by Ole Johan Skjelbred, Trøndelag Theatre:

      This year's supporting actress has proven herself to be an excellent collaborator throughout the years, no matter the size of the role. Her presence onstage is strong, and she creates distinct and memorable characters without cost for her fellow actors. In a performance challenging its audience as well as its performers, she has put her feminine sides aside. With a thoroughly masculine hold, in the grand gestures and in the details, she shines as the unsympathetic father of the brothers Karamazov.

      The best supporting actress award goes to Hildegunn Eggen."

      SOURCE: 

      The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 19.06.2017, https://www.heddaprisen.no/vinnere/2017

    Best direction

    SOURCE: 

    The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 02.05.2017, https://www.heddaprisen.no/nominerte/2017

    Nominations

    • Johannes Holmen Dahl

      Johannes Holmen Dahl was nominated for his direction of Let You Be by Arne Lygre, The National Theatre:

      "Johannes Holmen Dahl was born in Oslo in 1985. He took his master degree in direction at Oslo National Academy of the Arts in 2015, with Leonce and Lena at Trøndelag Theatre as his master assignment. Since then, he has directed two productions at The Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm, The Child and The Hour of the Lynx, plus a production for children called The Cockroach with the Ugly Overcoat for the independent performing arts company Grande Produksjoner as."

      SOURCE:

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

    • Kjersti Horn

      Kjersti Horn was nominated for her direction of Chaos is Neighbour of God by Lars Norén, The National Theatre:

      "Kjersti Horn was educated at Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts (SADA) (2003-2006). Post graduation she has worked for many Nordic venues. Among her productions, one may mention Downfall, Night is Mother to the day and Richard III at The National Theatre, Peer Gynt and Hamlet at Rogaland Theatre, Night Sings Its Songs and Anna Karenina at Stockholm City Theatre plus the contemporary opera Khairos at The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet. Kjersti Horn is currently one of the directors in residence at The National Theatre. She was nominated for The Hedda Award in the best direction category for Hamlet in 2015, and for Norwegian Critics' Award for her direction of Downfall in 2014."

      SOURCE:

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

    • Sigrid Strøm Reibo

      Sigrid Strøm Reibo was nominated for her direction of Orlandoby Sigrid Strøm Reibo and Njål Helge Mjøs after Virginia Woolf, Rogaland Theatre, and for As You Like It, by William Shakespeare, The National Theatre:

      Sigrid Strøm Reibo was educated in Lithuania, Denmark and Moscow. Her Norwegian debut as a director was with Waiting for Godot at The Arctic Theatre (formerly Hålogaland Theatre), a production for which she received a Hedda nomination. For Rogaland Theatre, she has later directed Haugtussa* (The Hulder) and All's Well That Ends Well, among other things, the latter was nominated for Norwegian Critics' Award. In 2014, she directed Phaedra for The Norwegian Theatre and Peer Gynt as an opera for The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet. In 2012, she won The Hedda Award in the best direction category for The Misanthrope at Rogaland Theatre and Black Rider at The Arctic Theatre. For the former, she was also nominated for Norwegian Critics' Award. Currently,Sigrid Strøm Reibo is a director in residence at The National Theatre."

      SOURCE:

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

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

    Winners

    • Sigrid Strøm Reibo

      "The best direction award goes to Sigrid Strøm Reibo for her direction of Orlando and As You Like It, by Sigrid Strøm Reibo and Njål Helge Mjøs after Virginia Woolf, Rogaland Theatre, and by William Shakespeare, The National Theatre:

      Throughout the past decade or so, this year's direction winner has worked her way to a position as one of Norway's foremost younger directors. The award winner has developed a distinct character, a signature that can be referred to as musical as well as playful, sure in style and complex. Repeatedly, she has proven that she is capable of insightful instruction of her actors, providing each character with nuanced individual characteristics while maintaining a coherent, accordant whole. The two productions for which she receives this year's award can also be defined through their similarities as well as their differences. Both of them both pay tribute to and raise the difficulties of the human capacity for transformation. Both discuss the power of changing identity, gender confusion and the meaning of love in human life. Both are solved with an overview rich in detail plus the infectious joy of storytelling."

      SOURCE: 

      The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 19.06.2017, https://www.heddaprisen.no/vinnere/2017

    Best stage design/costume design

    SOURCE: 

    The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 02.05.2017, https://www.heddaprisen.no/nominerte/2017

    Nominations

    • Olav Ryland Myrtvedt

      Olav Myrtvedt was nominated for the stage design and costume design for Orlando, by Sigrid Strøm Reibo and Njål Helge Mjøs after Virginia Woolf, directed by Sigrid Strøm Reibo, Rogaland Theatre:

      "Olav Myrtvedt was educated as a stage designer at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts - The School of Design,and has worked as a stage designer for theatre, dance and film since 1995. Among the artists Myrtvedt has worked with, are Baktruppen and Ingun Bjørnsgaard Prosjekt, plus most of the Norwegian theatre institutions. Repeatedly, he has worked with Kai Johnsen in productions of Jon Fosse. In 2016, he received The Hedda Award for his stage design and costume design for Our Power/Our Glory at The National Stage. He was also nominated for The Hedda Award in 2012, at the time for his stage design for The Misanthrope at Rogaland Theatre, and he received the Danish Reumert Award in 2011, for his stage design for Twelfth Night at Aalborg Theatre."

      SOURCE:

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

    • Katrin Nottrodt

      Katrin Nottrodt was nominated for stage design and costume design for As You Like It, by William Shakespeare, directed by Sigrid Strøm Reibo, The National Theatre:

      "Katrin Nottrodt studied stage design and costume design at Hochschule der Bildenden Künste in Hamburg and at The Academy of Fine Arts in Munich under Karl-Ernst Herrmann and Wilfried Minks. Her first productions were performed in the factory halls of Kampnagelfabrik in Hamburg, regarded among the foremost experimental laboratories for performing arts in Europe. For The National Theatre of Norway, Nottrodt has formerly created the stage design for Ulrike Maria Stuart, and she has also created the stage design and costume design for The Norwegian Theatre's The Drunks, and for The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet's Peer Gynt."

      SOURCE:

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

    • Robert Wilson

      Robert Wilson was nominated for the stage design for Edda, concept by Robert Wilson, with texts by Jon Fosse after The Elder Edda, directed by Robert Wilson, The Norwegian Theatre:

      "Inspired by dance pioneers such as George Balanchine, Merce Cunningham and Martha Graham, Robert Wilson started his own experimental theatre company in 1968, The Byrd Hoffman School of Byrds. As early as 1976 came the opera Einstein on the Beach, a collaborative project with the composer Philip Glass, which made them both famous around the world and which is left standing as a reference work within theatre history. In 1992, he founded Watermill Center in Long Island. Wilson is educated within architecture. In Norway, he has staged Peer Gynt in collaboration between The Norwegian Theatre and The National Stage."

      SOURCE:

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

    Winners

    • Robert Wilson

      "The best stage design/costume design award goes to Robert Wilson for the stage design for Edda, concept by Robert Wilson, with texts by Jon Fosse after The Elder Edda, directed by Robert Wilson, The Norwegian Theatre:

      This year's Hedda Award for best stage design goes to an artist known for creating productions with a distinct artistic character. The work for which he gets the award is no exception. The stage design is created in the range between gods and people's ability to create and destruct, and shows everything from the Gokstad Viking ship to volcanoes, the Tree of Life, Yggdrasil, and icebergs. It is sculptural and it is architectonical. The light leads the frame of mind and the light leads the eye. This way, the story is shown as much as it is told."

      SOURCE: 

      The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 19.06.2017, https://www.heddaprisen.no/vinnere/2017

    Best audiovisual design

    SOURCE: 

    The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 02.05.2017, https://www.heddaprisen.no/nominerte/2017

    Nominations

    • Olav Nordhagen

      Ove Alexander Jamt Dahl, Morten Halle, Christine Lohre and Olav Nordhagen were nominated for video design, sound design, stage design and lighting design in the production Grounded, by George Brant, directed by Franzisca Aarflot - Teater Innlandet in collaboration with Nordland Theatre and Franzisca Aarflot Productions: 

      "Ove Alexander Jamt Dahl was educated within design at Bergen National Academy of the Arts. He runs his own company, and his work includes video projections and installations for art projects and stage projects, including Dad's journey out of time for Franzisca Aarflot Productions.

      Morten Halle is a jazz musician and composer. He has taken part in theatre productions at The Norwegian Touring Theatre, Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre), Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation's Radio Drama Department and Bergen International Festival. His projects include Oscar and the Lady in Pink at The Norwegian Theatre, Chet spiller ikke her* (Chet doesn't play here) at Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation's Radio Drama Department and Container of Dreams for Teater Innlandet.

      Olav Nordhagen has been employed as technical director at Teater Innlandet since it was founded in 2010, and formerly worked for Hedmark Theatre. At Teater Innlandet, he was responsible for the lighting design for Of Mice and Men, Grisebondens kunst* The Pig Farmer's Art, Willie Nelson kjente mor mi* (Willie Nelson knew my mother) and Inntrengerne* (The Intruders), among other projects.

      Christine Lohre was educated within stage design and costume design at Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts (SADA). She has worked in Norway and Sweden, contributing to King Lear and A Christmas Carol at The National Stage, Mio, My Son and The Story of Ferdinand at Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre), Moon for the Misbegotten at Rogaland Theatre and The Brothers Lionheart at Brageteatret, among other projects. In 2005, she was nominated for The Hedda Award for her stage design for Aladdin and the Magical Lamp at Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre)."

      SOURCE:

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

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

    • Sandra Kolstad

      Sandra Kolstad for her composition for The Song Bird, by Demian Vitanza after Jan Roar Leikvoll, directed by Peer Perez Øian, The Norwegian Theatre:

      "Sandra Kolstad is a Norwegian musician who lives and works in Oslo and Berlin. She chose the specialisation in music at Rud upper secondary school and studied with Wolfgang Plagge. She has released the solo albums Crux, (Nothing Lasts) Forever and Zero Gravity State of Mind, and produced the music for the performing arts project The Paradigm of Happinessfor BIT-Teatergarasjen in Bergen. The spring of 2017, she made her debut as an actress in The Family That Could Talk About Everything, The National Stage, where she also worked as a musician and a musical arranger."

      SOURCE:

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

    • Boya Bøckman

      Boya Bøckman for the video design and Simon Revholt for the composition for Orlando, by Sigrid Strøm Reibo and Njål Helge Mjøs after Virginia Woolf, directed by Sigrid Strøm Reibo, Rogaland Theatre:

      "Boya Bøckman is a video and lighting designer. He is a member of the performing arts collective De Utvalgte, with whom he has contributed to the productions The Visionary, De Utvalgte* (The Chosen Ones)Drømmen* (The Dream) and The Art of Being Tamed, and he also works freelance. Bøckman has worked for a large number of productions all over the country, including Mourning Becomes Electra and Faust at The Norwegian Theatre, Beginnings at Trøndelag Theatre and Ulrike Maria Stuart at The National Theatre. In 2012, he received The Hedda Award in the best audiovisual design category for The Art of Being Tamed and he was also nominated in the special artistic achievement category in 2010 for Drømmen.

      Simon Revholt was educated at Dartington College of Arts, Barratt Due Institute of Music and Norwegian Academy of Music, and has worked as musical director, pianist and composer in a number of productions all over the country. His work includes A Midsummer Night's DreamJourney to The Christmas Star and Anna Karenina at The National Theatre, All's Well That Ends Well and Anna Karenina at Rogaland Theatre, Les Misérables at The Arctic Theatre (formerly Hålogaland Theatre), A Doll's House at The National Stage and When the Robbers Came to Cardamom Town at The Norwegian Touring Theatre. As a member of the artistic management for the Musikklab (literally: Music Lab) project at The Torshov Theatre, he took part in the Ole Ivars musical En får væra som en er* (One should be how one is), An Enemy of the People, The Brat and Dido + Aeneas."

      SOURCE:

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

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

    • Ove Alexander Jamt Dahl

      Ove Alexander Jamt Dahl, Morten Halle, Christine Lohre and Olav Nordhagen were nominated for video design, sound design, stage design and lighting design in the production Grounded, by George Brant, directed by Franzisca Aarflot - Teater Innlandet in collaboration with Nordland Theatre and Franzisca Aarflot Productions: 

      "Ove Alexander Jamt Dahl was educated within design at Bergen National Academy of the Arts. He runs his own company, and his work includes video projections and installations for art projects and stage projects, including Dad's journey out of time for Franzisca Aarflot Productions.

      Morten Halle is a jazz musician and composer. He has taken part in theatre productions at The Norwegian Touring Theatre, Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre), Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation's Radio Drama Department and Bergen International Festival. His projects include Oscar and the Lady in Pink at The Norwegian Theatre, Chet spiller ikke her* (Chet doesn't play here) at Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation's Radio Drama Department and Container of Dreams for Teater Innlandet.

      Olav Nordhagen has been employed as technical director at Teater Innlandet since it was founded in 2010, and formerly worked for Hedmark Theatre. At Teater Innlandet, he was responsible for the lighting design for Of Mice and Men, Grisebondens kunst* The Pig Farmer's Art, Willie Nelson kjente mor mi* (Willie Nelson knew my mother) and Inntrengerne* (The Intruders), among other projects.

      Christine Lohre was educated within stage design and costume design at Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts (SADA). She has worked in Norway and Sweden, contributing to King Lear and A Christmas Carol at The National Stage, Mio, My Son and The Story of Ferdinand at Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre), Moon for the Misbegotten at Rogaland Theatre and The Brothers Lionheart at Brageteatret, among other projects. In 2005, she was nominated for The Hedda Award for her stage design for Aladdin and the Magical Lamp at Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre)."

      SOURCE:

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

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

    • Morten Halle

      Ove Alexander Jamt Dahl, Morten Halle, Christine Lohre and Olav Nordhagen were nominated for video design, sound design, stage design and lighting design in the production Grounded, by George Brant, directed by Franzisca Aarflot - Teater Innlandet in collaboration with Nordland Theatre and Franzisca Aarflot Productions: 

      "Ove Alexander Jamt Dahl was educated within design at Bergen National Academy of the Arts. He runs his own company, and his work includes video projections and installations for art projects and stage projects, including Dad's journey out of time for Franzisca Aarflot Productions.

      Morten Halle is a jazz musician and composer. He has taken part in theatre productions at The Norwegian Touring Theatre, Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre), Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation's Radio Drama Department and Bergen International Festival. His projects include Oscar and the Lady in Pink at The Norwegian Theatre, Chet spiller ikke her* (Chet doesn't play here) at Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation's Radio Drama Department and Container of Dreams for Teater Innlandet.

      Olav Nordhagen has been employed as technical director at Teater Innlandet since it was founded in 2010, and formerly worked for Hedmark Theatre. At Teater Innlandet, he was responsible for the lighting design for Of Mice and Men, Grisebondens kunst* The Pig Farmer's Art, Willie Nelson kjente mor mi* (Willie Nelson knew my mother) and Inntrengerne* (The Intruders), among other projects.

      Christine Lohre was educated within stage design and costume design at Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts (SADA). She has worked in Norway and Sweden, contributing to King Lear and A Christmas Carol at The National Stage, Mio, My Son and The Story of Ferdinand at Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre), Moon for the Misbegotten at Rogaland Theatre and The Brothers Lionheart at Brageteatret, among other projects. In 2005, she was nominated for The Hedda Award for her stage design for Aladdin and the Magical Lamp at Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre)."

      SOURCE:

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

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

    • Christine Lohre

      Ove Alexander Jamt Dahl, Morten Halle, Christine Lohre and Olav Nordhagen were nominated for video design, sound design, stage design and lighting design in the production Grounded, by George Brant, directed by Franzisca Aarflot - Teater Innlandet in collaboration with Nordland Theatre and Franzisca Aarflot Productions: 

      "Ove Alexander Jamt Dahl was educated within design at Bergen National Academy of the Arts. He runs his own company, and his work includes video projections and installations for art projects and stage projects, including Dad's journey out of time for Franzisca Aarflot Productions.

      Morten Halle is a jazz musician and composer. He has taken part in theatre productions at The Norwegian Touring Theatre, Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre), Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation's Radio Drama Department and Bergen International Festival. His projects include Oscar and the Lady in Pink at The Norwegian Theatre, Chet spiller ikke her* (Chet doesn't play here) at Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation's Radio Drama Department and Container of Dreams for Teater Innlandet.

      Olav Nordhagen has been employed as technical director at Teater Innlandet since it was founded in 2010, and formerly worked for Hedmark Theatre. At Teater Innlandet, he was responsible for the lighting design for Of Mice and Men, Grisebondens kunst* The Pig Farmer's Art, Willie Nelson kjente mor mi* (Willie Nelson knew my mother) and Inntrengerne* (The Intruders), among other projects.

      Christine Lohre was educated within stage design and costume design at Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts (SADA). She has worked in Norway and Sweden, contributing to King Lear and A Christmas Carol at The National Stage, Mio, My Son and The Story of Ferdinand at Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre), Moon for the Misbegotten at Rogaland Theatre and The Brothers Lionheart at Brageteatret, among other projects. In 2005, she was nominated for The Hedda Award for her stage design for Aladdin and the Magical Lamp at Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre)."

      SOURCE:

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

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

    • Simon Revholt

      Boya Bøckman for the video design and Simon Revholt for the composition for Orlando, by Sigrid Strøm Reibo and Njål Helge Mjøs after Virginia Woolf, directed by Sigrid Strøm Reibo, Rogaland Theatre:

      "Boya Bøckman is a video and lighting designer. He is a member of the performing arts collective De Utvalgte, with whom he has contributed to the productions The Visionary, De Utvalgte* (The Chosen Ones)Drømmen* (The Dream) and The Art of Being Tamed, and he also works freelance. Bøckman has worked for a large number of productions all over the country, including Mourning Becomes Electra and Faust at The Norwegian Theatre, Beginnings at Trøndelag Theatre and Ulrike Maria Stuart at The National Theatre. In 2012, he received The Hedda Award in the best audiovisual design category for The Art of Being Tamed and he was also nominated in the special artistic achievement category in 2010 for Drømmen.

      Simon Revholt was educated at Dartington College of Arts, Barratt Due Institute of Music and Norwegian Academy of Music, and has worked as musical director, pianist and composer in a number of productions all over the country. His work includes A Midsummer Night's DreamJourney to The Christmas Star and Anna Karenina at The National Theatre, All's Well That Ends Well and Anna Karenina at Rogaland Theatre, Les Misérables at The Arctic Theatre (formerly Hålogaland Theatre), A Doll's House at The National Stage and When the Robbers Came to Cardamom Town at The Norwegian Touring Theatre. As a member of the artistic management for the Musikklab (literally: Music Lab) project at The Torshov Theatre, he took part in the Ole Ivars musical En får væra som en er* (One should be how one is), An Enemy of the People, The Brat and Dido + Aeneas."

      SOURCE:

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

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

    Winners

    • Ove Alexander Jamt Dahl

      "The best audiovisual design award goes to Ove Alexander Jamt Dahl, Morten Halle, Christine Lohre and Olav Nordhagen for video design, sound design, stage design and lighting design for Grounded. By George Brant, directed by Franzisca Aarflot - Teater Innlandet in collaboration with Nordland Theatre and Franzisca Aarflot Productions: 

      When theatre is at its best, the singular elements flow together into a whole. Then, we get to experience that just this play had to be conveyed just like this, just now. This year's winnerin the category of best audiovisual design is small in format, but great in artistic skill. In close collaboration with the other elements of the performance, the stage design, video and sound design create images both suggesting and expanding the understanding of the material. Music and sound design become part of a whole in which drama and tenderness, sense of adventure and longing find their expressions without overdoing the effects."

      SOURCE: 

      The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 19.06.2017, https://www.heddaprisen.no/vinnere/2017

    • Morten Halle

      "The best audiovisual design award goes to Ove Alexander Jamt Dahl, Morten Halle, Christine Lohre and Olav Nordhagen for video design, sound design, stage design and lighting design for Grounded. By George Brant, directed by Franzisca Aarflot - Teater Innlandet in collaboration with Nordland Theatre and Franzisca Aarflot Productions: 

      When theatre is at its best, the singular elements flow together into a whole. Then, we get to experience that just this play had to be conveyed just like this, just now. This year's winnerin the category of best audiovisual design is small in format, but great in artistic skill. In close collaboration with the other elements of the performance, the stage design, video and sound design create images both suggesting and expanding the understanding of the material. Music and sound design become part of a whole in which drama and tenderness, sense of adventure and longing find their expressions without overdoing the effects."

      SOURCE: 

      The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 19.06.2017, https://www.heddaprisen.no/vinnere/2017

    • Christine Lohre

      "The best audiovisual design award goes to Ove Alexander Jamt Dahl, Morten Halle, Christine Lohre and Olav Nordhagen for video design, sound design, stage design and lighting design for Grounded. By George Brant, directed by Franzisca Aarflot - Teater Innlandet in collaboration with Nordland Theatre and Franzisca Aarflot Productions: 

      When theatre is at its best, the singular elements flow together into a whole. Then, we get to experience that just this play had to be conveyed just like this, just now. This year's winnerin the category of best audiovisual design is small in format, but great in artistic skill. In close collaboration with the other elements of the performance, the stage design, video and sound design create images both suggesting and expanding the understanding of the material. Music and sound design become part of a whole in which drama and tenderness, sense of adventure and longing find their expressions without overdoing the effects."

      SOURCE: 

      The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 19.06.2017, https://www.heddaprisen.no/vinnere/2017

    • Olav Nordhagen

      "The best audiovisual design award goes to Ove Alexander Jamt Dahl, Morten Halle, Christine Lohre and Olav Nordhagen for video design, sound design, stage design and lighting design for Grounded. By George Brant, directed by Franzisca Aarflot - Teater Innlandet in collaboration with Nordland Theatre and Franzisca Aarflot Productions: 

      When theatre is at its best, the singular elements flow together into a whole. Then, we get to experience that just this play had to be conveyed just like this, just now. This year's winnerin the category of best audiovisual design is small in format, but great in artistic skill. In close collaboration with the other elements of the performance, the stage design, video and sound design create images both suggesting and expanding the understanding of the material. Music and sound design become part of a whole in which drama and tenderness, sense of adventure and longing find their expressions without overdoing the effects."

      SOURCE: 

      The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 19.06.2017, https://www.heddaprisen.no/vinnere/2017

    Honorary Hedda

    Winners

    • Bjørn Sundquist

      "To give out The Hedda Committee's honorary award is not to be taken lightly. It is highly rated, it is not given out every year - and in the statutes, it is stated that the committee should have a particularly good reason. We have.

      The award goes to an artist who has, for 40 years plus, made his clear mark in Norwegian and Nordic theatre and film, and who has already received prestigious awards for his efforts.

      Because of this, The Hedda Committee wants to, in addition to drawing light to one of our foremost actors, underline an aspect of his artistic work that has been particularly important to the artist in person, and for the art of acting in a country where language is such a significant sign of identity. In a country where not even the media has thrown off the forced language, there are very good reasons that just the theatre does it. In this, the role of the award winner has been significant.

      The award winner has in his multifaceted work with widely different characters, but also in writing and speech, clarified the difference between "being natural and being real". He characterises it as a definitive turning point and breakthrough in his career, when he first used his own language in the production Bonanza Superskip* (Bonanza Super Ship) at The Norwegian Theatre in 1979.

      The award winner has been and is a role model for actors searching for their footing onstage.

      Honorary Hedda goes to Bjørn Sundquist."

      SOURCE: 

      The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 19.06.2017, https://www.heddaprisen.no/vinnere/2017

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

    Best production for children

    SOURCE: 

    The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 02.05.2017, https://www.heddaprisen.no/nominerte/2017

    Nominations

    • Brown

      Brown, by Niels Peter Underland and the ensemble after Håkon Øverås, directed by Niels Peter Underland, Teater Joker in collaboration with Akershus Theatre:

      "Rune and his grandfather used to be great friends. But now, grandfather is dead, and Rune, his mother and his father feel sad. It doesn't improve when he and his friends Atle and Aase are bothered by the bad boys. Something must be done, and when the grown-ups don't pay attention, Rune decides to turn into a superhero - Brown. The theatre production Brown is based on a book for children written by Håkon Øvreås and illustrated by Øyvind Torseter. The book was given Nordic Council Children and Young People's Literature Prize in 2014."

      SOURCE:

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

    • Hamlets pappa er et spøkelse* (Hamlet's daddy is a ghost)

      Hamlets pappa er et spøkelse* (Hamlet's daddy is a ghost) by Martin Rosengardten after William Shakespeare, directed by Martin Rosengardten, Teatret Vårt (Our Theatre):

      "Hamlet's daddy is dead, and Hamlet is angry and sad. He misses his daddy, and he doesn't think that anyone understands him. Hamlet wants an explanation, a reason, and preferably also someone to blame. Martin Rosengardten has used Shakespeare's play as the underlying material for a chamber performance with two actors. Jonas Delerud and Elisabet Topp play Hamlet and Ofelia, and with the aid of puppets, teddy bears and other play figurines, they convey the story of Hamlet and his family."

      SOURCE:

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

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

    • Jeg er Robin Hood* (I am Robin Hood)

      Jeg er Robin Hood* (I am Robin Hood) by Morten Joachim and Line Hofoss Holm, music by Torbjørn Dyrud, directed by Morten Joachim, Teater Innlandet:

      "Robin is having a difficult time. His father is in prison. His mother is out of money, and she is feeling down. His mother's new guy is nasty. Life is not at all fair. What shall a twelve-year-old do? Robin pretends to be Robin Hood. Under the motto 'rather an outlaw than a coward', he rebels. The text for Jeg er Robin Hood has been written particularly for Teater Innlandet by husband and wife team Morten Joachim and Line Hofoss Holm, and Morten Joachim also directed the production."

      SOURCE:

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

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

    Winners

    • Teater Joker

      "The best production for children award goes to Brown, by Niels Peter Underland and the ensemble after Håkon Øverås, directed by Niels Peter Underland, Teater Joker in collaboration with Akershus Theatre:

      The essence of all theatrical art is the theatrical transformation in which events, objects and performers are presented in a new and different way, to give life to an alternative reality. In this, the theatre is closely related to the creative powers of the child, as a source for unworried play and as a place to seek refuge when the world of reality doesn't quite seem to be how it should be. This year's best production for children underlines and celebrates this relation in a precise and at the same time playful direction in which the actors shine as transformation artists with great energy. Effortlessly they switch between different toles, and together they give physical form to a series of stage design effects and props. The language is typical for its age, and credible, in an adaption of the award-winning Norwegian book for children by the same title, published in 2013."

      SOURCE: 

      The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 19.06.2017, https://www.heddaprisen.no/vinnere/2017

    • Akershus Theatre

      "The best production for children award goes to Brown, by Niels Peter Underland and the ensemble after Håkon Øverås, directed by Niels Peter Underland, Teater Joker in collaboration with Akershus Theatre:

      The essence of all theatrical art is the theatrical transformation in which events, objects and performers are presented in a new and different way, to give life to an alternative reality. In this, the theatre is closely related to the creative powers of the child, as a source for unworried play and as a place to seek refuge when the world of reality doesn't quite seem to be how it should be. This year's best production for children underlines and celebrates this relation in a precise and at the same time playful direction in which the actors shine as transformation artists with great energy. Effortlessly they switch between different toles, and together they give physical form to a series of stage design effects and props. The language is typical for its age, and credible, in an adaption of the award-winning Norwegian book for children by the same title, published in 2013."

      SOURCE: 

      The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 19.06.2017, https://www.heddaprisen.no/vinnere/2017

    • Brown

      "The best production for children award goes to Brown, by Niels Peter Underland and the ensemble after Håkon Øverås, directed by Niels Peter Underland, Teater Joker in collaboration with Akershus Theatre:

      The essence of all theatrical art is the theatrical transformation in which events, objects and performers are presented in a new and different way, to give life to an alternative reality. In this, the theatre is closely related to the creative powers of the child, as a source for unworried play and as a place to seek refuge when the world of reality doesn't quite seem to be how it should be. This year's best production for children underlines and celebrates this relation in a precise and at the same time playful direction in which the actors shine as transformation artists with great energy. Effortlessly they switch between different toles, and together they give physical form to a series of stage design effects and props. The language is typical for its age, and credible, in an adaption of the award-winning Norwegian book for children by the same title, published in 2013."

      SOURCE: 

      The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 19.06.2017, https://www.heddaprisen.no/vinnere/2017

    Special artistic achievement

    SOURCE: 

    The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 02.05.2017, https://www.heddaprisen.no/nominerte/2017

    Winners

    • Edda

      "The special artistic achievement award goes to the complete ensemble of actors in Edda, concept by Robert Wilson, with texts by Jon Fosse after The Elder Edda, directed by Robert Wilson, The Norwegian Theatre:

      Certain assignments demand a more dedicated approach than others. Intense concentration. Detail-oriented precision. Finely tuned musicality. This year's award in the special artistic achievement category goes to an ensemble of actors who met and who mastered such an assignment with force and conviction. Some of them had experience with the same director and the same expression from former work. Some entered the work with openness and a will to learn. Together they succeeded in creating one of this year's most grandiose and most coherently stylistic performing arts experiences."

      SOURCE: 

      The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 19.06.2017, https://www.heddaprisen.no/vinnere/2017

    Best production for youth

    SOURCE: 

    The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 02.05.2017, https://www.heddaprisen.no/nominerte/2017

    Nominations

    • I Call My Brothers

      I Call My Brothers, by Jonas Hassen Khemiri, directed by Stian Isaksen, Hordaland Theatre, was nominated:

      "After the bomb attacks in Stockholm 2010, Swedish immigrants for the first time experienced how it was to be suspected of terrorisms simply because of their looks. People were afraid. What is normal behaviour? Who is a potential culprit? In an intense period of 24 hours, I Call My Brothers enter the inside of the main character Amir's head, where the limits between criminal and victim, love and chemistry, imagination and reality, are gradually erased."

      SOURCE:

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

    • U-dub

      U-dub - Exercises in the art of surviving a state of emergency by Tore Vagn Lid, directed by Tore Vagn Lid, Transiteatret in collaboration with Dramatikkens hus and Prosjektprogram for kunstnerisk utvikling (Oslo National Academy of the Arts), was nominated:

      "A situation in which regular laws and rules are set aside, often caused by sudden disaster, is labelled a state of emergency. The dramaturgy of a state of emergency removes the security net and makes each and every one responsible. In the performance, which was given a local award for performing arts in Bergen in 2015, the dub genre's musical strategies, frames of thinking and ways of working, are transferred to the stage in an expanded mix of use of space, video, sound, movement, action, play and audio play."

      SOURCE:

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

    • We come from far, far away

      We come from far, far away by the NIE (New International Encounter) ensemble, directed by Alex Byrne and Kjell Moberg, NIE, was nominated:

      "Inside of the large tent is a small tent, and inside of the small tent is a boy. He has travelled far. Mostly, he has been travelling alone. Now, he wants to show the audience what he has brought. He also wants to tell the story of why he went, and which way he chose, but he can't say how the story ends. Based on stories collected in the Hvalstad centre for underage asylum seekers, NIE has created a project about hope, despair, friendship and separation, told by a refugee child."

      SOURCE:

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

    Winners

    • New International Encounter

      "The best production for youth award goes to We come from far, far away, by NIE (New International Encounter), directed by Alex Byrne and Kjell Moberg, NIE:

      The theatre can build empathy and understanding, and the theatre can advocate open discussion. This year's winning production in the best production for youth category does both. The performance uses a vital collage of effects from storytelling theatre and puppetry, physical theatre, shadow theatre and musical theatre, with realistically performed dialogue and symbolically presented factual information. The expression is intimate, but also pays testimony to expansive knowledge. In the production, as in former productions by the same company, keywords such as «hope, survival and the force of life» are central. The themes have been found in contemporary society, and the idea material has been collected through interviews with people who have personally gone through the flight that is the theme of the performance."

      SOURCE: 

      The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 19.06.2017, https://www.heddaprisen.no/vinnere/2017

    • We come from far, far away

      "The best production for youth award goes to We come from far, far away, by NIE (New International Encounter), directed by Alex Byrne and Kjell Moberg, NIE:

      The theatre can build empathy and understanding, and the theatre can advocate open discussion. This year's winning production in the best production for youth category does both. The performance uses a vital collage of effects from storytelling theatre and puppetry, physical theatre, shadow theatre and musical theatre, with realistically performed dialogue and symbolically presented factual information. The expression is intimate, but also pays testimony to expansive knowledge. In the production, as in former productions by the same company, keywords such as «hope, survival and the force of life» are central. The themes have been found in contemporary society, and the idea material has been collected through interviews with people who have personally gone through the flight that is the theme of the performance."

      SOURCE: 

      The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 19.06.2017, https://www.heddaprisen.no/vinnere/2017

    Best text for the stage

    SOURCE: 

    The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 02.05.2017, https://www.heddaprisen.no/nominerte/2017

    Nominations

    • Arne Lygre

      Arne Lygre was nominated for the original text for Let You Be, directed by Johannes Holmen Dahl, The National Theatre:

      "Arne Lygre (born 1968) is a Norwegian playwright, novelist and short story writer. He made his debut as a playwright in 1998, with Mother and Me and Men, with its world premiere at Rogaland Theatre. Since then he has written the plays Sudden Eternity, Shadow of a boy, Man without Purpose, Days Beneath, Then SilenceI disappear, Nothing of me and Let You Be. His drama has been performed by theatres in several countries. In 2004, Arne Lygre was given The Brage Prize for his short story collection Time Inside, and in 2013 he received The Norwegian Ibsen Award for his play I disappear. Again, he was nominated for The Norwegian Ibsen Award for Let You Be in 2016. From 2014 to 2016, Lygre was playwright in residence at The National Theatre of Norway."

      SOURCE:

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

    • Njål Helge Mjøs

      Sigrid Strøm Reibo and Njål Helge Mjøs were nominated for the adaption of Orlando after Virginia Woolf, directed by Sigrid Strøm Reibo, Rogaland Theatre:

      "Sigrid Strøm Reibo (born 1982) is a Norwegian director, educated at Klaipèda University (Lithuania), GITIS Scandinavia in Aarhus and GITIS Moscow. In 2012, she received The Hedda Award in the best direction category for The Misanthrope, Rogaland Theatre, and Black Rider, The Arctic Theatre (formerly Hålogaland Theatre). She was nominated for the same award in 2010 and has also been nominated for Norwegian Critics' Award for theatre twice. From 2015, she has been one of the directors in residence at The National Theatre, directing the Musikklab (literally: Music Lab) project Dido + Aeneas and Shakespeare's As You Like It.

      Njål Helge Mjøs (born 1977) is a Norwegian dramaturge, educated at The University of Oslo and Harvard University, USA, with additional studies from Moscow. He has been an employee of The National Theatre since 2013, and has formerly worked for Rogaland Theatre and Østfold Theatre. This season, Mjøs and Reibo also collaborated in As You Like It at The National Theatre. Formerly, they have worked together in The Misanthrope, Haugtussa* (The Hulder) and All's Well That Ends Well at Rogaland Theatre, and in Dido + Aeneas at The Torshov Theatre."

      SOURCE:

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

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

    • Sigrid Strøm Reibo

      Sigrid Strøm Reibo and Njål Helge Mjøs were nominated for the adaption of Orlando after Virginia Woolf, directed by Sigrid Strøm Reibo, Rogaland Theatre:

      "Sigrid Strøm Reibo (born 1982) is a Norwegian director, educated at Klaipèda University (Lithuania), GITIS Scandinavia in Aarhus and GITIS Moscow. In 2012, she received The Hedda Award in the best direction category for The Misanthrope, Rogaland Theatre, and Black Rider, The Arctic Theatre (formerly Hålogaland Theatre). She was nominated for the same award in 2010 and has also been nominated for Norwegian Critics' Award for theatre twice. From 2015, she has been one of the directors in residence at The National Theatre, directing the Musikklab (literally: Music Lab) project Dido + Aeneas and Shakespeare's As You Like It.

      Njål Helge Mjøs (born 1977) is a Norwegian dramaturge, educated at The University of Oslo and Harvard University, USA, with additional studies from Moscow. He has been an employee of The National Theatre since 2013, and has formerly worked for Rogaland Theatre and Østfold Theatre. This season, Mjøs and Reibo also collaborated in As You Like It at The National Theatre. Formerly, they have worked together in The Misanthrope, Haugtussa* (The Hulder) and All's Well That Ends Well at Rogaland Theatre, and in Dido + Aeneas at The Torshov Theatre."

      SOURCE:

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

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

    • Leiv Arne Kjøllmoen

      Leiv Arne Kjøllmoen and Henriette Vedel were nominated for the original text for Sånne som oss* (People Like Us), directed by Leiv Arne Kjøllmoen, Haugesund Theatre:

      "Leiv Arne Kjøllmoen (born 1982) originally stems from Kopervik near Haugesund, but presently lives and works in Copenhagen. He was educated at The Danish National School of Theatre and Contemporary Dance in Copenhagen, and has performed assignments at theatre companies including Teatret Masken, Teateriet Apropos, Østre Gasværk Teater, Det Lille Turnéteater, Teater Patrasket and Mærkverk. Sånne som oss was his Norwegian debut as a director and a playwright.

      Henriette Vedel (born 1983) originally stems from Oslo and is based in Copenhagen. She is educated as a dramaturge at Aarhus University, with additional studies in film and media studies at The University of Copenhagen, and she has worked as a freelance dramaturge, playwright and script consultant. In Norway, she has performed assignments at The National Theatre, Dramatikkens hus, The National Academy of Theatre and The Norwegian Touring Theatre."

      SOURCE:

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

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

    • Henriette Vedel

      Leiv Arne Kjøllmoen and Henriette Vedel were nominated for the original text for Sånne som oss* (People Like Us), directed by Leiv Arne Kjøllmoen, Haugesund Theatre:

      "Leiv Arne Kjøllmoen (born 1982) originally stems from Kopervik near Haugesund, but presently lives and works in Copenhagen. He was educated at The Danish National School of Theatre and Contemporary Dance in Copenhagen, and has performed assignments at theatre companies including Teatret Masken, Teateriet Apropos, Østre Gasværk Teater, Det Lille Turnéteater, Teater Patrasket and Mærkverk. Sånne som oss was his Norwegian debut as a director and a playwright.

      Henriette Vedel (born 1983) originally stems from Oslo and is based in Copenhagen. She is educated as a dramaturge at Aarhus University, with additional studies in film and media studies at The University of Copenhagen, and she has worked as a freelance dramaturge, playwright and script consultant. In Norway, she has performed assignments at The National Theatre, Dramatikkens hus, The National Academy of Theatre and The Norwegian Touring Theatre."

      SOURCE:

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

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

    Winners

    • Let You Be

      "The best text for the stage award goes to Arne Lygre for the original text for Let You Be, directed by Johannes Holmen Dahl, The National Theatre:

      In the criteria for The Hedda Award for best text for the stage, it is stated that the text is to distinguish itself from other good candidates through promoting and/or challenge the character of stage texts, and/or through being original in its choice of material, and/or through being innovative in its development, treatment or interpretation of the material, and/or through being particularly adaptable for acting, challenging and inspiring for actors. This year's winning text fulfils all these demands. Through an intelligently formed dramaturgical structure in which the perspective changes more than once, a nuanced sensibility in shifts between storytelling and analysis, interpretation and reinterpretation. Characters as well as audience members gradually gain new insights. The language is pure and poetic, while sounding everyday familiar, verbally natural and near."

      SOURCE: 

      The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 19.06.2017, https://www.heddaprisen.no/vinnere/2017

    • Arne Lygre

      "The best text for the stage award goes to Arne Lygre for the original text for Let You Be, directed by Johannes Holmen Dahl, The National Theatre:

      In the criteria for The Hedda Award for best text for the stage, it is stated that the text is to distinguish itself from other good candidates through promoting and/or challenge the character of stage texts, and/or through being original in its choice of material, and/or through being innovative in its development, treatment or interpretation of the material, and/or through being particularly adaptable for acting, challenging and inspiring for actors. This year's winning text fulfils all these demands. Through an intelligently formed dramaturgical structure in which the perspective changes more than once, a nuanced sensibility in shifts between storytelling and analysis, interpretation and reinterpretation. Characters as well as audience members gradually gain new insights. The language is pure and poetic, while sounding everyday familiar, verbally natural and near."

      SOURCE: 

      The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 19.06.2017, https://www.heddaprisen.no/vinnere/2017