Norwegian Actors' Equity Association

Norwegian Actors' Equity Association

The Norwegian Actors' Equity Association (Norwegian: Norsk Skuespillerforbund) is an association of Norwegian actors.[1] Its main purpose is to improve actors' working conditions, and important issues during the early years were contractual conditions, pensions, and regulation of foreign ensembles.[2] The association was established in 1898, after an initiative from actor Sigurd Asmundsen at a birthday party in 1897, followed by a preparatory meeting in April 1898, and a constituent meeting 27 October 1898.[2] The first chairman was Sigvard Gundersen, with Johanne Dybwad as vice chairman, and Christian Sandal as first secretary.[2] The association's first Honorary member was actor and later theatrical director Bjørn Bjørnson, nominated in May 1900.[3]

List of leaders

  • 1898–1899 Sigvard Gundersen
  • 1899–1901 Olav Voss
  • 1901–1903 Ludvig Müller
  • 1903–1904 Ludvig Bergh
  • 1904–1905 Halfdan Christensen
  • 1905–1907 Theodor Blich
  • 1907–1913 Ludvig Müller
  • 1913–1915 Harald Stormoen
  • 1915–1918 Thomas Thomassen
  • 1918–1920 Egil Eide
  • 1920–1921 Thorleif Klausen
  • 1921–1924 Harald Stormoen
  • 1924–1925 Thomas Thomassen
  • 1925–1928 Harald Stormoen
  • 1928–1932 Einar Sissener
  • 1932–1940 Egil Hjorth-Jenssen
  • 1940–1941 David Knudsen
  • 1941– Harald Schwenzen
  • 1942–1945 Einar Sissener (acting)
  • 1945– Harald Schwenzen
  • 1945– Georg Løkkeberg
  • 1945–1946 Øyvind Øyen (acting)
  • 1946–1950 Jens Gunderssen
  • 2000– Agnete G. Haaland


  1. ^ Henriksen, Petter, ed (2007). "Norsk Skuespillerforbund" (in Norwegian). Store norske leksikon. Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 2 August 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c Hjorth-Jenssen, Egil (1948) (in Norwegian). Norsk Skuespillerforbund gjennom 50 år, 1898-1948. Gyldendal. 
  3. ^ Fasting, Kåre (1973) (in Norwegian). Så vidunderlig det er... Norsk Skuespillerforbund gjennom 75 år. Gyldendal. p. 237. 

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