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A masterclass on playwriting and practical tips to get inspired, with writing techniques used in Norway at Unge Viken Teater.

Led by playwright Maria Petronella Muri Nygren.

Playwriting - Norway

Playwriting - Norway

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Maria Petronella Muri Nygren

Maria Petronella Muri Nygren is a Norwegian actress and playwright based in Oslo. She has a BA in acting from Westerdals Oslo Act and has studied theatre at the universities of Oslo and Bergen. In 2020, she toured with her monologue Missing Cat. In 2021, she will once again be seen in her play I am a hummingbird. Both co-productions with Unge Viken Teater.


She has written both plays, and they have both been translated into English. For the past three years, she has held workshops for young adults who want to create plays for the stage.

Unge Viken Teater

Unge Viken Teater is dedicated to working with and for the age group 0-25 and defines themselves as a theatre for children and young people - and the grown ups in their lives.

New writing, new talents and new thinking about theatre and performing arts for a young audience is at the core of everything they do. 

They run the developing programme Ung Tekst [Young Texts], focusing on nurturing and developing new writing by young playwrights. Their programmes focus on supporting the next generation of artists and work as a support system for young playwrights at the beginning of their careers, all the way to their first productions.

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