Norwegian Ibsen Award
The Norwegian Ibsen Award (Norwegian: Ibsenprisen) is awarded to promote Norwegian drama and is awarded only to playwrights. The prize is awarded by Skien municipality, the hometown of playwright Henrik Ibsen, and has been awarded every year since 1986.
The prize is awarded to a Norwegian playwright who has published a new work in the past year which has been produced by a professional theater, radio theater, or on television. It may also be awarded for the cumulative work in authoring dramatic works.
Formerly, the prize was awarded annually in Skien on March 20, in commemoration of the birthday of Henrik Ibsen there. Since 2008 it has been awarded in September at the International Ibsen Conference held in Skien, together with the newly established International Ibsen Award, first awarded to the British playwright Peter Brook.
Since 2005 the prize has consisted of a monetary award of 150,000 kroner and a statuette of Ibsen designed by Nina Sundby.
The jury consists of six members, one from each of these organizations:
- Norwegian Critics' Association
- Norsk Dramaturgforum
- Norsk Sceneinstruktørforening
- Norsk Teaterleder–Forening
- Oslo National Academy of the Arts / University of Oslo
- Skien municipality in conjunction with the Theatre Ibsen
- 1986 – Arne Skouen for overall dramatic contributions
- 1987 – Peder Cappelen for Eufemianatten
- 1988 – Odd Selmer for På egne ben
- 1989 – Julian Garner for Svarte okser
- 1990 – Edvard Rønning for Himmelplaneten
- 1991 – Marit Tusvik for Mugg
- 1992 – Bjørg Vik for Møte i Venezia
- 1993 – Norvald Tveit for overall dramatic contributions
- 1994 – Eva Sevaldson for Framtida er avlyst
- 1995 – Terje Nordby for Isblomst
- 1996 – Jon Fosse for Namnet
- 1997 – Jesper Halle for Dagenes lys
- 1998 – Petter S. Rosenlund for En umulig gutt
- 1999 – Cecilie Løveid for Østerrike and for overall dramatic contributions
- 2000 – Tor Åge Bringsværd for overall dramatic contributions
- 2001 – Nina Valsø for Ubuden gjest
- 2002 – Niels Fredrik Dahl for Som torden
- 2003 – Wetle Holtan for De som lever
- 2004 – Per HV Schreiner for Den brysomme mannen
- 2005 – Maria Tryti Vennerød for Dama i luka
- 2006 – Liv Heløe og Finn Iunker
- 2007 – Christopher Grøndahl for Tundra & for Silent Winds of Blackpool
- 2008 – Edvard Hoem for Mikal Hetles siste ord
- 2009 – Christopher Nielsen for Verdiløse menn
- 2010 – Kate Pendry for Erasmus Tyrannus Rex
- 2011 – Lennart Lidström for Pingviner i Sahara
- 2012 - Fredrik Brattberg for "Tilbakekomstene"
- 2014 - Johan Harstad