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The Announcment of the 2016 Award Winner happened at The National Theatre of Norway, March 18 2016.
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Below are the latest press releases and press information from the International Ibsen Award.

International Ibsen Award Symposium

Welcome to the symposium on the British performance company Forced Entertainment, the winner of the 2016 Ibsen International Award.

The Winner of the 2016 International Ibsen Award

Winner of the 2016 International Ibsen Award: Forced Entertainment. The International Ibsen Award, the world's leading theatre award, is awarded to individuals or institutions that have made a significant contribution to the development of theatre as an art form. The winner receives NOK 2.5 million.

Jury decision 2016

This year’s award is a recognition and appreciation of theatre as a collective art form, and of the theatre’s importance within society.

The Winner of the 2014 International Ibsen Award

Winner of the 2014 International Ibsen Award: Peter Handke. The International Ibsen Award, the world's leading theatre award, is awarded to individuals or institutions that have made a significant contribution to the development of theatre as an art form. The winner receives NOK 2.5 million.

Jury decision 2014

It is easy to imagine Peter Handke as the antithesis of the playwright Henrik Ibsen: he is an epic poet, innovative, and a trained storyteller through his translations of the works of antiquity for the stage.

Press conference 2014

The winner of the International Ibsen Award 2014 will be announced by the committee at a press conference Thursday 20th March at 12.00 noon (Norwegian time) at Nationaltheatret in Oslo. Press contact: anne.berentsen@kulturmeglerne.no. Mobile: +47 995 24 438

The Committee 2014

The deciding committee consists of seven senior figures within theatre, appointed by the Norwegian ministry of culture. Each committee member serves four years. Suggestions for new committee members are put forward by a wide range of cultural and dramatic institutions and organisations. The committee welcomes nominations and considers these after the deadline expires. They travel worldwide to see performances linked to nominated parties and have several meetings before deciding on a winner.