“She writes brilliant, intelligent and strange texts, directs her own brilliant, intelligent and strange texts for theatre and also emerges as a performer in the shows.»
– From the nomination text for Best stage art of the year, Natt & Dag (2015)
Lisa Lie is a Norwegian director, performance artist, actress, playwright and author. Her pieces through Lisa Lie / PONR exist at the intersection of performance art and text-based theater. Previously she toured internationally with the award winning performance duo Sons of Liberty, that influenced the Norwegian performance scene through a mixture of pop-culture, trash and misanthropic honesty.
Lie has earned great success producing work with Lisa Lie / PONR, an artistic platform where she engages different artists according to the needs of each project.
Lisa Lie was awarded the Hedda prize 2015, the most prestigious theatre award in Norway, for “special artistic achievement with Blue Motell (2003).
Her style is close to choreography and musical composition. It is dramaturgically multilayered, with different narrative threads working simultaniously. Lie sees her work as temporary sculptures or bodies that the audience are being pulled into through a hypnotic composition of fragments
Lie studied acting at the Norwegian Theatre Academy, and directing at the Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts.
Lie is both a writer of stage text, fiction and poetry.
Lie published Forbausende få katastrofer (Surprisingly few disasters) a collection of poems at the publishing house Gyldendal Norsk Forlag, 2000. Through her novel Armløs slår tilbake (Armless strikes back) Lisa Lie defined a mixed context of performance and text, published at the publishing house Oktober Forlag, 2005. Sons of Liberty published a collection of their stage texts at the same publishing house in 2009.
Lisa Lie/PONR collaborators from 2007-2018:
Erik Tidemann, Steffen Telstad, Helga Edvindsen, Ivar Furre Åm, Kenneth Homstad, Petter Winther, Kerstin Weimers, Christoffer Karlsson, Mikael Gullikstad, Anders Schille, Elin Amundsen Grinaker, Elisabeth Hansen.