The Ibsen Society of America (ISA) is an organization devoted to the promotion of academic and public interest in the works of the Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen. The membership of the society includes academic researchers, teachers, theater professionals, and other interested readers and viewers of Ibsen’s works in the general public.

The goal of this website is to provide an expert level of information, guidance, and commentary on current and past Ibsen productions and on Ibsen translations, films, and other resources available in English. The website is also the home for Ibsen News and Comment, an annual publication of the ISA that provides in-depth production reviews of recent international performances of Ibsen’s plays and commentary on recent Ibsen scholarship. Membership in the ISA provides full access to this publication.


Contribute to Ibsen News!

If you know of an upcoming professional or university production of an Ibsen play, a major new publication or translation, or other Ibsen-related events that would be of interest to the ISA, please contact the current ISA President so the information can be promoted here.

Call For Papers: International Ibsen Conference 2018

The International Ibsen Committee and the Centre for Ibsen Studies are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the next International Ibsen Conference, which will be held in Skien, Norway on September 5-8, 2018. The theme of the conference is “Ibsen and Power,” and the proposal deadline is October 15, 2017. Detailed information about the Call for Papers can be found here.

ISA Elections opening June 1

The ISA elections for the new officers and ISA Council members will open on June 1, 2017 and continue until July 31. The balloting will mainly be conducted online, which requires a current membership. If you would like to participate in the election and your membership has lapsed, renew it today. It is easy on this website, with payment accepted either by credit card or PayPal. (more…)

Volume 35 of INC

Volume 35 of Ibsen News and Comment is available for ISA members under the IBSEN NEWS AND COMMENT tab to the left.