Marthaler receives international ibsen award

Christoph Marthaler (1951), whose Tiefer Schweb will be performed in the coming Holland Festival, is to receive the International Ibsen Award. Founded by the Norwegian government, the award is considered one of the most prestigious accolades worldwide in the field of theatre and includes prize money of 2.5 million Norwegian kroner (about 260,000 euros). 

“Christoph Marthaler has been one of the world’s most important and influential theatre directors for more than 30 years”, says Per Boye Hansen, head of the jury for the International Ibsen Award. “He has created his own unique stage language that paves the way for new insight into interpersonal relationships and has inspired a large international audience”. 

Previous recipients of the International Ibsen Award include the British theatre director Peter Brook, the Norwegian author Jon Fosse and the director and German theatre scholar Heiner Goebbels. 


Tiefer Schweb
28 – 30 June, Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam
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