Andreas Garfield © Sebastian Holmbäck

Andreas Garfield (1976) is a Danish playwright, who achieved prominence with his debut play “Home Sweet Home,” which was a sensation in 2007 when it premiered at Teater Grob in Copenhagen, a well-known venue for experimental theater and new work. Since then, Teater Grob has toured the play around Denmark. The year of its debut, Garfield won the prestigious Talent Prize in the Reumert Awards, Denmark’s equivalent of the Tony Awards. “Home Sweet Home” was also nominated in the categories of Best Play and Best Leading Actor and won in the category of Best Supporting Actor. This recognition was exceptional since the playwright was a student at the time. He graduated from the playwrighting division of Aarhus Theatre, Denmark, later that year and his plays have since been produced in theaters all over the world. Even though Andreas Garfield’s plays are varied within style and genre, he is especially known for his psychological dramas, which, through a hyper naturalistic dialogue between quite ordinary people, uncover taboos such as the Iraq war, child death or economic fraud.