(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.