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ANNA BRO

(B. 1980) GRADUATED FROM THE DANISH

NATIONAL SCHOOL OF PLAYWRITING IN

2004, RAPIDLY BECOMING ONE OF THE

LEADING DRAMATISTS OF HER GENERATION.

SHE WON THE 2014 REUMERT FOR DRAMATIST

OF THE YEAR.

Immediately upon graduation Anna Bro wrote Forstad/Suburb with

Martin Lyngbo. The production, which won a Reumert award, was

a tremendous success for the little Mungo Park company north

of Copenhagen and made her name. Bro took part in the 2006-7

TurboTown project run by the Royal Danish Theatre and her work has

been in demand ever since. Her writing is imbued with compassionate

social and human commitment, resulting in galleries of vivid characters

and the lives they lead. In Sandholm (2006) she took as her starting

point the Danish refugee camp that lent its name to the play. I don’t

suppose I’ll ever write about ‘man and woman in an empty room’, she

says, because the tangible is what fascinates me. I like writing about

specific locations or worlds. However, her specific worlds can also be

virtual, as in The Dark Web.