Lars Norén

Lars Norén (born in 1944 in Stockholm).
His first collection of poems Syrener, snö was published in 1963. Since then, he has been writing poetry, novels, theatre-, television- and radio plays. After the premieres of the two joined plays about hotels, Natten är dagens mor (Night is mother to the day) and Kaos är granne med gud, Norén was nominated Dramatist of the Year in Sweden in 1983. In 1983/4, his following play, Demoner (Demons), was also an international success and finally established Norén as one of the most significant and frequently played contemporary dramatists in Scandinavia. In June 1994, Norén was awarded the prestigious Pilotpris and in 1998 he received the Dramatist’s Award from the Nordic Theatre Union for Kliniken (The Clinic).  The plays of Lars Norén have been translated into numerous languages and are constantly performed on stages all over Europe. Several productions have also been staged in Asia, Australia, South America and USA. 

Since 1993, Norén has been working as a director in Sweden. From 1998 to 2007, he worked as an artistic director of Riks Drama at Riksteatern (National Touring Theatre). During that period he staged a number of noticeable productions, such as The Seagull by Anton Chechov, the controversial plays Sju Tre (7:3) and Kyla both written by himself, and many others. The production of The Seagull won the 2002 “Palmarès du Syndicat de la critique” Awardfor Best international guest performance in Paris.

Lars Norén has also had a number of successful experiences as a director outside of Sweden with productions like Tristano at the Deutsches Theater in Berlin, Ordet at Det Konglige Teater in Copenhagen, 22 November at the Theatre National in Brussels and Pur at Comédie Francaise in France.

Between 2009 and 2011, Lars Norén was an artistic director at the Folkteatern in Gothenburg. His first production at the theatre was in 2010 when he directed and adapted Aiskylos Orestien - a production that was also broadcasted for Swedish Television. In the fall of 2010, Skalv had its first performance at the Folkteatern in Gothenburg. In 2011, Lars Norén directed his first production for children. 

Lars Norén wrote Fragmente, directed by Sofia Jupither.
Production Folkteatern Göteborg and Théâtre National/Bruxelles.