Hedda Award to Camara for Best Stage Text

Camara heddaprisen 2022

We’re thrilled to announce that author and playwright Camara Lundstad Joof has received the prestigious Hedda Award for her play They Must Birth to Us or Fuck Us to Love Us – for Best Stage Text. It was also nominated as Production of the Year.

Jun 20, 2022

Jury statement:
Recently, newly written Norwegian texts have especially attracted people to visit the theater. In what is characterized by many as a harsh climate of expression in today’s social debate, these stage texts create other arena’s to understanding current topics, and a more nuanced perception of both reality and people.
This is also the case with this year’s winner in the category Best Stage text: Through dream logic, captivating stories and striking allegories, it visualizes how we look at and relate to each other.
On the surface, the text may seem sharp, satirical, and sarcastic. If you take a closer look, it is also tender and full of love. This contrast feels deeply engaging and sharpening.
The text is performed as a chorus. The story about vulnerability can thus not be read as something individual or private. This also makes it more difficult to dismiss.
This year’s best stage text is a captivating, wild, furious, energetic, and a hyper-smart script. The prize goes to Camara Lundestad Joof.

More information about the play on the National Theatre website here.

Read more about the Heddaprisen here (Norwegian)