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Playwright

Arne Lygre

Born in 1968 in Bergen, at the head of one of Norway’s most spectacular fjords, Arne Lygre trained as an actor before turning to writing. He published a collection of short stories (In Time, 2004) and two novels (A Last Face, 2006, and My Dead Man, 2009) before establishing himself as a playwright. Between 1998 and 2013 he wrote eight plays, which explore themes of absence and disappearance. Their fragmented, ellip­tical style quickly attracted the attention of such leading directors as Claude Régy (Homme Sans But [Man Without Purpose] at the Odéon) and Stéphane Braunschweig (Je disparais [I Disappear] and Rien de moi [Nothing of Me] at La Colline).

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