Yngve Dahlberg is a Swedish actor and director. He was born in 1967 in Stockholm. When he was ten years old his family moved to the tiny village Västra Eka outside the town of Norrtälje. In his teens he dreamed of becoming a tennis-star, a guitar virtuoso - or maybe an actor. At the age of 23 the pieces fell into place and Yngve started his training as an actor at Spegelteatern - a seed-bed for actors in Stockholm. He continued his studies under Jurij Lederman at his studio, Teaterstudio Lederman between 1993-1996. Jurij Lederman has his roots in the Russian theatre tradition, a tradition that has been a strong and recurring source of inspiration for Yngve.
The period following the education became intense with work at several theatres; Teater Tribunalen, Turteatern and Riksteatern as well as acting in the the popular tv series Rederiet at Swedish Television. At the same time, Yngve also attended Michael Chekhov seminars a couple of summers, and made contact with Russian actors and directors. His choice to study directing under Jurij Alschitz in 2001 became a logical next step.
The years between 2000-2010 entailed many productions, as an actor as well as director. Yngve works recurringly at the theatre Ung Scen Öst, amongst other in the successful play Lavv, which is selected as one of the best performances by The Swedish Performing Arts Biennial. At the same time as Elfriede Jelinek is awarded with the Nobel Price in Literature in 2004, he is starring in her play Bambiland at Teater Tribunalen. Yngve also works in Norway during this period, playing the Swedish business tycoon Marcus Wallenberg in Norske Riksteatrets play Birkeland & Eyde. He is then comissioned by the artistic leader of Ung Scen Öst, Måns Lagerlöf, to create a piece of theatre with teenagers from the city of Linköping. During a process of 8 months, the text is created by the young actors, and the playwright Christian Augrell, which results in the performance Det Är Vi Som Är Dom. A few years later Yngve returns to Norway and plays the role of the famous playwright Henrik Ibsen in Jeg Er Ikke Nora (I Am Not Nora) at Hålogalandteatern. The play is directed by the Ibsen master Terje Maerli and deals with ”the forgotten” writer Laura Kieler – her life and her great impact on Ibsen as a playwright.
During this period Yngve also appears in various film – and TV -productions such as Kopps, Leo, Nya Tider and Livet i Fagervik.
Yngve introduces the Danish playwright Line Mørkeby to a Swedish audience by directing the play 6 P LR K. This is followed by an extensive tour with Sweden’s largest theatre Riksteatern and the play Håpas Du Trifs Bra i Fängelset by Susanna Alakoski, in which he plays the drug addicted brother Sami. Straight after this he directs a spectacular As You Like It by Shakespeare, to great critical acclaim.
In recent years Yngve has starred in a number of plays at Uppsala City Theatre and Folkteatern in Gothenburg. In Uncle Vanya directed by Yana Ross at Uppsala City Theatre he played the part of Astrov as an alcoholic, and at the same time a fervent enviromentalist. Yngve is personally engaged in environmental issues and wrote a long monolgue for the part which became a noteworthy element of the performance. The performance Uncle Vanya was selected as one of the best performances by The Swedish Performing Arts Biennial in 2015.
In the spring of 2016 Yngve directed Charges (The Supplicants) by Elfriede Jelinek. An acutely relevant play which was described as ”a play about refugees and human value in Europe of today which also demonstrates the potential of the stage art.” The performance recieved brilliant reveiws.
In 2017 and 2019 Yngve has been seen in the role as Polonius in the hugely successful and Thalia Prize-winning Hamlet directed by Jens Ohlin at Teater Galeasen/Royal Dramatic Theatre. The play was also selected to the Swedish Performing Arts Biennial in 2019. For the past years Yngve has been at Stockholm City Theatre.