ABOUT

Therese Willstedt instruktør/regissör/Stage director

                               Photo: Tobias Selnæs Markussen 

 

ABOUT

 

Therese Willstedt was born in Sweden year 1984. 

She graduated as a stage director in year 2012 at The Danish national school of performance arts.
Therese is resident in Copenhagen, Denmark, active in Germany and Scandinavia. Alongside her main areas she has also written 3 plays.
Therese has also earlier taught at the directing department at The Danish National School of Performance and Arts, Borups Højskole, Denmark

and at the Old City Youth Association / Palmecentret ABF in Jerusalem, Palestine. During the years 2016-2017 she was employed by The Danish Royal Theatre working as an in-house director and also held a seat in the dramaturgyboard. She also held a seat in the danish directors union board, during year 2017. As of autumn 2017 Therese took over the position as the new Manager Director/CEO and Artistic Director of Regionteatern Blekinge Kronoberg in Sweden.  

EDUCATION 

 

The Danish national school of performing arts, in Copenhagen, Denmark, year 2008-2012

The Ballet Academy, Gothenburg, Sweden, year 2001-2004

NOMINATIONS 

 

Nominated as "Director of the year" 2015 by Reumert Prize, (Danish National Theatre Prize) 
for her production of ”The Elephantman/ Elefantmanden”, Odense Teater 2015

Nominated as "Director of the year" 2013 by Reumert Prize (Danish National Theatre Prize) 
for her production of ”Røverne”/The robbers”, Aalborg Teater 2013

Nominated as "The future female leader 2019" by the Swedish organization Ledarna, for her achievements as CEO and Artistic Director at Regionteatern from year 2017-2019

 

ART GRANTS 

 

Therese was awarded a grant from the Danish Arts foundation in year 2017 

RANGE OF EXPERIENCE 



2020

FESTEN / The Celebration by Thomas Vinterberg
Regionteatern 
Director 


2019 

PERFORMANCE LECTURES in cooperation with the scientists of the university Linnéuniversitetet 
Regionteatern 
Director and Choreographer 


 

2018


HEMMA by Therese Willstedt and Tom Silkeberg 
Regionteatern 
Director and Choreographer 
 

WOYZECK by Georg Büchner

Schauspiel Köln, Depot 1  

Director and Choreographer

 

 

2017

TRAVERSE: A co-created virtual reality exhibition

"Lay down your weapons" 

Click festival, Helsingør

VR-artist and Director 

Tør vi tale om terror 

a serie of short documentary films - in collaboration with Det Kongelige Teater, Everyday cph:dox and Goethe Institut Dänemark 

shown at Charlottenborg DK during cph:dox 2017, Det Kongelige Teater and at Everyday webpage 

koncept, Director and interviewer  

H3K eller hvad du vil / Twelfth night or what you want / Was ihr wollt  

Det Kongelige Teater, Store scenen

Director

2016 

Adams Äpfel/Adams Apples by Anders Thomas Jensen 

Schauspiel Köln, Depot 1 

Director 

Scenes from a marrige by Ingmar Bergman 

A staged reading with cross-gender

Det Kongelige Teater, Store scenen 

Director

 

Kvinden ved 1000 grader by Hallgrimúr Helgason

Aveny T 

Director consult 

Reading; "BOYFRIEND" by Christina Hagen 

Republique, Reaktor 

Director 

 

„DAS JAHR MAGISCHEN DENKENS“ by Joan Didion 

Schauspiel Frankfurt 

Director 

 

 

2015 

 

"RICHARD III" by William Shakespeare

Aalborg Teater, Store scenen  

Director 

 

”9220” a documentary work edited by Therese Willstedt 

A guestplay at National Theater Mannheim
Mannheimer BürgerBühne 
Director and co Filmdirector with Laurits Flensted-Jensen 

 

"ELEFANTMANDEN" by Therese Willstedt, the ensemble, Mathias Rosenkrands Bech, Ane Sjølin 
Odense Teater 

Director 

 

 

2014

 

"DØDEN" a documentary work edited by Therese Willstedt

Det Kongelige Teater, Det røde rum  

Director and Choreograph 


”9220” a documentary work edited by Therese Willstedt 
Aalborg teater, Borgerscenen
Director and co Filmdirector with Laurits Flensted-Jensen  

”Over grensen” by Maja Lunde 
Brageteatret
Director and Choreograph 

 

 

2013


”DOPPLER” by Erland Loe, written for stage by Therese Willstedt 
Det kongelige Teater, Det røde rum  
Director

”Selskab -  Speed date” by Therese Willstedt and Till Wyler von Ballmoos 
Mammut Teater 
Director 

 

“Røverne/The Robbers” by F. Schiller

Aalborg teater, Lille scenen 

Director 

 

 

2012


”Markurells” by Hjalmar Bergman 

Stockholms Stadsteater, Stora scenen 

Co Director together with Philip Zandén 

 

“Das blau blau Meer” by Nis-Momme Stockmann

Husets Teater and Teater Nordkraft 

Director 

 
“Walden reconstructed” after Henry Thoreau’s book ”Walden or life in the woods”

The Danish national school of performing arts 

Director and Choreograph

 

“Eating Thoreau’s mushroom” 

The Danish national school of performing arts 

Choreograph

 

“Speed date” by Therese Willstedt

A danceperformance at The Danish national school of performing arts
Choreograph and Director

 

 

2011


“Invasion!” by Jonas H Khemir
Aalborg teater, Transformator  
Director

 

“Jeanne D'arc” by F. Schiller
The Danish national school of performing arts & Thalia Theatre, Hamburg, körber studio 2011 

Director 

 

 

2010 

 

"Good night mother" by Marsha Norman 

The Danish national school of performing arts

Director 

 

 

2009


“My old city” a documentary dance-theatre performance 

East Jerusalem, Palestine 

Director and Choreograph

 

”Mayday” by Therese Willstedt and Nathalie Mellbye 

theatreinstallation during the Climate conference 2009

Director and Choreograph

 

 

2007

 

“With a little bit of imagination” by Therese Willstedt, with music and text by Povel Ramel 

Stockholms Stadsteater, Soppteatern 
Director and Choreograph

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