The members of the committee are:
Ingrid Lorentzen, Oslo (chair)
Anders Beyer, Bergen
Maria Delgado, London
Roman Dolzhansky, Moscow (reappointed)
Hilkka-Liisa Iivanainen, Helsinki
Thomas Oberender, Berlin (reappointed for 2 years)
Hanne Tømta, Oslo (reappointed for 2 years)
"We are pleased with appointing a broad committee of people with such widespread international experience and deep knowledge of theatre and drama, also having competence on other scenic arts such as opera, ballet and performance," said Ms. Trine Skei Grande, Norwegian Minister of Culture and Equality.
Every second year, the Ibsen Award committee announces the winner of the International Ibsen Award, which amounts to 2.5 million NOK (about $US 284,000). The next prize is number 8 and will be handed out in 2020 during The International Ibsen Festival in Oslo.
The Ibsen Award honors an individual, institution or organization that has brought new artistic dimensions to the world of drama or theater.
Previous winners of the Award are:
Peter Brook, 2008
Ariane Mnouchkine, 2009
Jon Fosse, 2010
Heiner Goebbels, 2012
Peter Handke, 2014
Forced Entertainment, 2016
Christoph Marthaler, 2018