Sleep

Premiére date25 Aug. 2005
Produced byThe National Theatre
Based onSleep by Jon Fosse
AudienceAdults
LanguageNorwegian Nynorsk
ExpressionsDrama, Theatre
Running period25 Aug. 2005  
WebsiteNATIONALTHEATRET

About Sleep

Sleep was a theatre production staged by The National Theatre in 2005, based on the play by Jon Fosse. Sleep was the world premiere of Jon Fosses play.

Sofia Jupither directed it and won The Hedda Award 2006 in the best direction category.

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    Sofia Jupither directed it and won The Hedda Award 2006 in the best direction category.

    The Hedda Jury gave the following reason:

    "Nowadays, when the gender perspective is a controversial issue in Norwegian theatre, the jury is delighted to be able to nominate three women - three young women - in the best direction category. The winner has had a demanding, difficult assignment, but in collaboration with the actors and with great musicality she has found a quiet, precisely physical expression developing the playwright's intentions further. Her direction is tight, finely tuned and almost invisible, and excels with its sensitive rhythm and its distinctly feminine warmth.

    The winner of the year is Sofia Jupither for the direction of Jon Fosse's Sleep."

    Lise Fjeldstad won The Hedda Award 2006 in the best supporting actress category for the role of the elderly woman.

    The Hedda Jury gave the following reason:

    "This year's winner started her career at The Norwegian Theatre, but came to The National Theatre in 1975. In addition to being a very versatile actress, she is also a director. She gets the award for a moving, deeply human interpretation of a role in a very powerful production of a typical ensemble piece. In an ensemble piece no role carries the action alone. But there are times when one role becomes an anchor, not at the cost of the others, but because of that one actor's particular performance.

    The award goes to Lise Fjeldstad for her portrait of the elder woman in Jon Fosse's Sleep."

    Sources:

    The National Theatre, Sleephttp://fdb.nationaltheatret.no/S%C3%B8k/tabid/57/ctl/PlayView/mid/374/oppsetningId/7ba0b3eb-f1e5-4c2a-b838-4042b2b9d219/Default.aspx

    Sceneweb on The Hedda Award, http://www.sceneweb.no/en/awarding/23836/The_Hedda_Award_2006-2006