Fredén, Sofia (Sweden)

Photo: Bengt WanseliusSofia Fredén was born in 1968 in Göteborg, Sweden’s second largest city. She studied writing for film and theatre at Dramatiska Institutet, graduating in 1995. Since graduation she has written prolifically for the theatre and also managed to write for film and radio. Her plays have been produced in most of the city and regional theatres in Sweden, as well as at the Royal Dramatic Theatre. In 2005, Sofia received the critics prize for Children and Youth Theatre, for three plays that played simultaneously at three different theatres; Bara Barnet (Only a Child), Ruttet: a princess liv (Rotten: The Life of a Princess) and Solapan (The Sun Monkey). Several of Sofia’s plays are translated to other languages; French, German and English primarily. Sofia is playwright in residence at Stockholm Stadsteatern and lives in Stockholm.