Bio

CURRICULUM VITAE

Morten Cranner

Theatre director, playwright, dramaturg, musician and performer.

EDUCATION

Research fellow the Academy of arts, Oslo 2009-2013.

Norwegian State Academy of Theatre 1991 – 94.

Norwegian State Academy of Music, 1984 – 89.

WORK

At present of may 2016;

Theatre director, playwright, dramaturg.

Frelance theatre director from 1994.

Dramaturg at the National Theatre, Oslo 2000-2002.

Performer og member of Verdensteatret 1994-99.

Performer in Zero Visibility Dance Company 2008-2010

Musician from 1982 and still is, with contemporary music and electronics as main area.

PRODUCTIONS AND PROJECTS. (Some of them).

2016

Stormen/The Tempest by William Shakespeare.

Adaption and direction by Morten Cranner.

– Writing on two plays to be staged in 2016/17.

2015

Egils Skallagrimssons Saga

Det Norske Teateret, Oslo.

Adaption and direction by Morten Cranner.

ALSO:

– Writing.

– Miscellaneous projects, pre-prod and planning.

– Actor in the TV-series “Det Tredje Øyet”, TV2/Rubicon.

2013/2014

– Radio-documentary “The Homecoming”; Odysseus as war veteran.

NRK (http://radio.nrk.no/serie/radiodokumentaren/mdup01001214/15-03-2014).

– “The Odyssey”, Radio theatre. NRK. Adaptation, direction, scenography, music.

– Animation film projects.

2012

– “The Odyssey”, music theatre performance, The National Theatre and KHIO, Oslo.

Adaptation, direction, scenography, music.

2011

– “Sonic Hamlet”, music theatre performance, The National Theatre and KHIO, Oslo.

Adaptation, direction, scenography, music.

– “Magnetic Forrest”, music theatre performance, The Acoustic Act Project/KHIO.

Adaption, direction, scenography, music.

– Various lab-projects and workshops The Acoustic Act Project/KHIO.

2010

– “Jaws/Endgame”. The Acoustic Act Project/KHIO.

Adaptation, direction, scenography, music.

– Various lab-projects and workshops The Acoustic Act Project/KHIO.

2009, october:

– Receiving a three years research fellowship at theArt Academy of Oslo (KHIO)

with the project “The Acoustic Act”.

From that on situated at KHIO till end of 2012.

2008/09

– “It was November.” As performer with Zero Visibility corp.

– “The Holberg suite” by Edvard Grieg. Performance with the Norwgian Chamber

Orchestra as performers and musicians. “Winterlight-Festival february 2009.

– “Egil Skallagrimssons Saga”. Adaptation, music and directing. Norwegian State

Broadcasting, (NRK) Radiodrama.

2008

– “It was November”, Zero Visibility/Dansens Hus, Oslo. As performer..

– “Ambra”. Carte Blanche/Iceland Dance Company comitioned production for

Reykjavik Art Festival og Bergen Festival. Music and sounddesign.

2007

– “The Arabian Night”, by Roland Schimmelpfennig. The Norwegian state

Theatre. Music and sounddesign.

– “Elements of Time”, Carte Blanche Dance Company.

Live music, soundmaterial and sounddesign.

2006

–       Melancholia and Ifigeneia.Video, music, electronics and touring.

–       Touring with concerts and performances.

– “Ei Hundenatt”, Music and sounddesign til Det Norske Teateret.

– “Free as the Bird”. The Ibsen Theatre. Directing and music.

2005

–       ”Ifigeneia”. by Finn Iunker. Norwegian State Broadcasting. Directing and music. 2. prize at Prix Italy, Venice.

–       ”Melancholia”, based upon novel by Jon Fosse. The National theatre, Oslo. Adaptation, directing, music and performing.

2004

–       ”Below the Belt”, by Richar Dresser. the National Theatre. Directing.

–       ”Der er du”, radioplay by Jon Fosse. Norwegian State Broadcasting. Directing.

–       ”Hertervig” del II. nrk.no/ulyd. directing and music.

2003

–       ”Hertervig” part I. Directing and music.

–       ”Risk” by Christopher Grøndahl. Directing and music.1. prize Prix Europa,                Berlin ”Best Europeean Radiodramaproduction 2003”.

2002

–       ”The Son” by Jon Fosse. NRK Radio theater. Directing and music.

–       ”WOW” av Morten Cranner. Teater/live electronic prosjekt.

–       ”The Son” video and bimedial projekt.

2001

–       ”Litle Eyolf”. Norwegian State Broadcasting. Directing and music collaboration with Susanne Lundeng, fiddle.

1999

–       ”Sera” Opera by Henrik og Aksel Hellstenius. the Norwegian State Opera/Opera Vest.

–       ”The Stranger” by Albert Camus. Rogaland Teater. Adaptation, directing, music and live electronics.

1998

–     “Pravda street”, NRK/Radioteatret. Directing.

–       “Fidler on the roof” Trøndelag teater. Directing.

 1997

–       “Krok” by Eberhardt Petschinka. Norwegian State Broadcasting.

–       “Kristin Lavransdatter” by S.Undset/Fantomet & Guran. Commitioned work for the Sigrid Undseth Festival. av Undsetdagene på Lillehammer.

1996

–       “Fantomet and Guran plays the classics”, perfomance-project at BIT Teatergarasjen,    Bergen.

–       “Waiting for Godot” by Samuel Beckett

–       “Peer Gynt” by Henrik Ibsen.

–       “Romeo & Juliet” by Shakespeare

–       “Cascando” by Beckett

–       “Karius& Baktus” by Torbjørn Egner

–       “Hamlet” by Shakespeare

–       “Krapp’s last tape” by Beckett

–       “Nokon kjem til å komme”. av Jon Fosse.

–       “L’histoire du soldat” by Igor Stravinsky. Norwegian State Broadcasting.

 1995

–   “Poro, Re dell’ Indie”, opera by Händel. Danseteatret, Bergen. Directing.

–     ” L’histoire du soldat ” by Igor Stravinsky. Festspillene i Vestfold. Directing.

–     “Orkesternatt”, musikkdramatisk verk av Christian Eggen. Directing.

1994

– “Ghost sonata” by Strindberg. Det Norske Teateret, Prøvesalsprosjektet. Directing.

– “The Women of Troy” by Euripides. Nationaltheatret. Directing.

AS ACTOR AND PERFORMER.

2008-2010 Zero Visibilty Corp Dance Company.

1994 – 96; “ORFEO”, with Verdensteatret.

1996 – 98; “Philoktetes” with Verdensteatret

1998 – 99: FAUST/MAßNAHME, with Verdensteatret.

1996 – 98; “Fantomet og Guran plays the classics”. With Morten Cranner & Bjørn

Kolbjørnsen.

PRIZES

2012 “Griman”, Island, for “Egils Saga”, “Best Radio Drama Production 2012”.

2006 2. price Prix Italia International Broadcasting Festival for “Ifigeneia”.

2004 NRK Radioteatrets honory prize “Blå Fugl” for “Hertervig!”

2003 1. price Prix Europa, “Best european radiodrama 2003” for “RISK”.

TEACHING

2006 – present Norwegian State Academy of Arts. (KHIO).

2007- present Norwegian state Academy of Music. (NMH).

MEMBER OF

Norwegian stage directors union

IRCAM Real time group.