International Ibsen Award
The International Ibsen Award (Norwegian: Den internasjonale Ibsenprisen) honours an individual, institution or organization that has brought new artistic dimensions to the world of drama or theater. The committee consists of senior figures in the international theatre community. It was established by the Norwegian government in 2008.
The winner is announced on Ibsen's birthday, 20th March, and the prize is of NOK 2,5 millions. It is awarded at the Norwegian National Theatre's Ibsen festival every other year. The first laureate was Peter Brook who received the prize on 31 August 2008 during the Ibsen Festival at the Nationaltheatret. The chair of the jury was Liv Ullmann. In 2011 the prize was made biennial, with the next awarding scheduled for September 2012. It was announced on the 20th March that the 2012 award will go to Heiner Goebbels. .
- Regjeringen.no (January 28th, 2011). Ny komité for Den internasjonale Ibsenprisen (in Norwegian)
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