The committee consists of six 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 for the coming year's prize winner and consider these after the deadline expires. They travel worldwide to see performances linked to nominated parties and have several meetings before deciding on a winner.
The committee members of the International Ibsen Award 2015-2018:
Per Boye Hansen:
Chairman of the committee. Former Director of the Norwegian National Opera, Bergen International Festival (Festspillene), and Komische Opera, Berlin.
Swedish theatre director. Producer and director of Jupither Josephsson Theatre Company.
Theatre director and artistic director of Theatre Odeon, Paris.
Artistic and General Manager of The Norwegian National Theatre, ICON and The International Ibsen Festival.
Dr. Thomas Oberender:
Director of Berliner Festspiele from 2012. Dramaturge and author. Former director of drama for the Salzbürg Festival since 2006.
Theatre critic and dramaturge. Chief dramaturge of the Theatre of Nations (Moscow), artistic director of NET (New European Theatre) festival.