Workshop: working with the actor in contemporary Nordic drama.
In her work Sofia Jupither focus on the actor and his/her own, personal way of meeting a text when creating a character. Together with the Swedish playwright Lars Norn, Sofia has made a number of celebrated productions with focus on the actor. In this workshop the students meet Sofia in texts by Lars Norn, and will together with her examine the technics in portraying the modern human being.
Sofia Jupither debuted as director in 2001 with Jon Fosse's "Visits" at Helsingborgs Stadsteater. Her following plays included "The Girl on the Sofa" (Jon Fosse) performed at Stockholms Stadsteater in 2002 and "To Damascus" (August Strindberg) performed at Strindbergs Intima Teater in 2003. In 2005, Sofia debuted as a director in Norway with the world premiere of Jon Fosse's "Sleep" at the National Theatre in Oslo, a performance that was recorded by Norwegian TV and that has been Fosse’s most watched play. For this production she was awarded with the Norwegian Hedda-price for 2006. Since then, Sofia has directed a number of acclaimed performances on stages in Sweden as well as in Norway, including "The Wild Duck" (Henrik Ibsen) at Rogaland Teater in Stavanger, "The Glass Menagerie" (Tennessee Williams) and "The Seagull" (Anton Tchecov) at The National Theatre in Oslo, her own adaptation of "A Dream Play" by August Strindberg on the National Theatre's Torshovs stage, "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" (Edward Albee), "Ghosts" (Henrik Ibsen) and "Playing With Fire" (August Strindberg) at Stockholms Stadsteater, as well as Ibsen's "A Doll's House" and "In the Summer House" by Jane Bowles at the Royal Dramatic Theatre, Dramaten. Between 2009 and 2013, Sofia Jupither was an artist-in-residence at Folkteatern in Gothenburg, where she directed Lars Norén's play "Skalv" in the fall of 2010, Jon Fosse's play "Winter" in the spring of 2012 and Lars Noréns "Fragmente", which was touring Europe in 2013. In 2013 she also directed "3.31.93" by Lars Norén at the Stockholm city theatre and made her debut as an opera-director with Salome by Richard Strauss at the Royal Opera in Stockholm with the Swedish soprano Nina Stemme in the title-role. For these two productions she was awarded the prestigious Swedish Thalia-priset for 2013. In 2014 she had a big success with a staged reading of an English version of Noréns "3.31.93" at the Lynn Redgrave Theatre in New York. Her latest production "Lille Eyolf" by Henrik Ibsen had its premiere at the International Ibsen Festival on the National Theatre in Oslo 2014 and was very well received by both the audience and the critics. In September 2015 her production of Gianina Carbunarius "The Tiger" opens in the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm and will then tour in Sweden and Europe.