Vivian Nielsen (born 1962) was educated as an actress at Aarhus Theatre 1984-87. She has performed at many Danish theatres, and she quickly became known as a versatile actress. Later on she trained as a director with Ralf Långbacka and as a playwright at Dara Mark’s classes in writing film scripts. Most recently it is as playwright and director Vivian Nielsen has made the strongest impact. Today she is known as one of the most productive and performed Danish playwrights with an impressive number of fine plays. Characteristically for her plays is a magnificent and poetic stage vocabulary with a surprising use of the language – almost Shakespearesque, a critique once wrote. Nielsen has received several grants and acknowledgements for her work.