Ibsen Theatre is a regional theatre, covering the counties of Telemark and Vestfold.
The theatre was established in 1975 under the name of Telemark Theatre (in Norwegian: Telemark Teater). In 1991 the name was changed to Ibsen Theatre (in Norwegian: Teater Ibsen).
The owners - the county of Telemark, the municipality of Skien and the county of Vestfold - own equal shares of the theatre.
Information(Objekt ID 2657)
|Also known as||Teater Ibsen, formerly Telemark Theatre (1975 - 1991)|
|Organization type||District institution|
|Legal entity||Limited liability company/AS or ASA|
|Member of||Association of Norwegian Theatres and Orchestras|
Ibsen Theatre has its main quarters in the town of Skien, where Henrik Ibsen grew up. Until 2011 the theatre was located in the theatre venue Festiviteten, built in 1891. From 2011 the theatre has temporary venues in the old industrial offices of Union, located at Klosterøya in Skien.
Ibsen Theatre shows productions for adults and children and tours the counties. The theatre also supports amateur theatre companies in the region and collaborates with The Norwegian Touring Theatre among others.
Currently Gry Wie is the administrative director and Anders T. Andersen the artistic director of the theatre. Bentein Baardson was artistic director prior to Andersen (2008-2009). Inger Buresund led the theatre from 2001 to 2007.
Among the former leaders of the theatre are Terje Hartviksen (1989–93), Stein Ørnhøi (1994-1995) and Morten Borgersen (1998-2000). Jan Bull led Telemark Theatre from 1983 to 1985, and Karl Erik Solgård headed the theatre from 1986 to 1989.
Ibsen Theatre won The Hedda Award 2000 in the open category for the production De ti bud* (The Ten Commandments), produced in 1999, directed by Yngve Sundvor and written by ten Norwegian writers.
Ibsen Theatre, www.teateribsen.no, teateribsen.no, 04.01.2012, http://www.teateribsen.no/index.php?page_id=22
Wikipedia - den frie encyclopedi, no.wikipedia.org, 04.01.2012, http://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teater_Ibsen
Sceneweb on The Hedda Award 2000, www.sceneweb.no, 12.11.2012, http://www.sceneweb.no/en/awarding/23919/Heddaprisen_2000-2000
*Not yet translated into English. The title within parentheses is the Norwegian title's literal meaning.
|Bo Anders Sundstedt||– Theatre director (fra July 1, 2021)|
|Thomas Bye||– Theatre director (fra March 1, 2015 til June 30, 2021)|
|Anders T. Andersen||– Theatre director (fra 2010 til April 30, 2015)|
|Bentein Baardson||– Theatre director (fra 2007 til 2010)|
|Inger Buresund||– Theatre director (fra 2001 til 2007)|
|Morten Borgersen||– Theatre director (fra 1998 til 2001)|
|Lenny Carlsson||– Theatre director (fra 1995 til 1998)|
|Stein Ørnhøi||– Theatre director (fra 1994 til 1995)|
|Terje Hartviksen||– Theatre director (fra 1989 til 1994)|
|Karl Erik Solgård||– Theatre director (fra 1986 til 1989)|
|Jan Bull||– Theatre director (fra 1984 til 1985)|
|Finn Kvalem||– Theatre director (fra 1982 til 1984)|