Tale Næss is a playwright, author and dramaturge based in Oslo and Tromsø.
She has a PhD in artistic research in playwriting from the Theatre Department at KHiO.
She has studied at the NTNU (MA in film science) at the University of Oslo and the University of Bergen. She has written and published collections of poetry, novels and two collections of dramatic text for stage and radio. She has also written opera librettos, film manuscripts and worked collaboratory across the field with musicians, composers, performers and visual artists. Tale Næss has made several dramatic installation works for the voice, the web, and the stage.
Many of her projects are experimental in nature and challenges the border between the performative, the visual and the literary.
Tale Næss has a special interest in the human voice and its expressive quality. In how it addresses us, and how it ties the one that addresses to “the other”. This interest is frequently at the core of her work.
In her PhD she developed several texts for the stage, a series of immersive installation pieces, and two audio plays. Her focus as a researcher has been on the connection between the collective and the individual in texts written for the stage