Gustav Tegby is a screenwriter, author and playwright with a fondness for everything that’s weird, supernatural and noir-ish. He has written more than thirty plays, that have been performed in Sweden, Finland and USA, and has experience of writing for both radio drama, film and TV.
Gustav was born and raised in Umeå in northern Sweden and has worked for ten years as a dramaturg at Riksteatern (The Swedish National Touring Theatre). He is a prolific plawright who has written for most of the big (and a lot of the small) theatres in Sweden. Some of his plays, like Ghosts & Zombies (Gengångare & Zombies) – a horror adaptation of Henric Ibsen’s classic Ghosts – have been produced abroad.
Among Gustav’s big hits is the play Everybody Loves Bernie Madoff (Alla älskar Bernie Madoff ), that has been produced three times and that was later televised.
In addition to theatre, Gustav has worked a lot with radio. He was one of the writers of the hit thriller mockumentary Voices of the Dead (De dödas röster), and one of the creators and writers of the 2017 radio Christmas series A Winter Nightmare (Marvinter).
Gustav is also an acclaimed author. His books have been nominated for several awards, e.g. the Swedish Crimetime Award and The Prisma Award for hbtqi+ literature.
Feature film for streamer, Swedish producer
Original project for tv-series, Swedish producer
2023 – The Shadow on the Stone bench (Skuggan över Stenbänken), Stockholms stadsteater
2022 – Jekyll vs Hyde, Dalateatern
2017 – Freak (Fulet), Teater 23
2013 – Necronomicon, Dramaten
2013 – Outbreak (Utbrott), Profilteatern
2012 – Ghost & Zombies (Gengångare & Zombies), Malmö Stadsteater
2012 – Be More Like a Steamroller (Vårens nyckelord är ångvält), Riksteatern
2011 – Gargantua, Skuggteatern
2009 – Everybody Loves Bernie Madoff (Alla älskar Bernie Madoff), Dramalabbet
2023 – Death on the Arctic Ocean (Döden på Ishavet), Swedish Radio
2021 – Don’t be Afraid (Var inte rädd), pod original, Swedish Radio
2020 – Borlänge champagne (Borlängechampagne), pod original, Swedish Radio
2020 – Meat is murder, pod original, Swedish Radio
2018 – Contagion (Smittan), pod based on the novel with the same titel, Swedish Radio
2017 – Marvinter (Marvinter), Christmas Calendar, Swedish Radio, original script, with Ida Kjellin and Johanna Koljonen
2016 – Voices of the Dead (De dödas röster), drama pod, Swedish Radio, episode writer, series created by Sara B. Elfgren
2011 – The Constant Terrorist (Den ständige terroristen), Swedish Radio
2024 – När jättarna vaknar, Rabén och Sjögren
2023 – De dödas längtan, Rabén och Sjögren
2022 – De överblivnas armé, Rabén och Sjögren
2019 – Beröringen, Rabén och Sjögren
2018 – Beneath the Surface, short, Snowcloud films
2008 – Can’t Complain (Synd att klaga), short, Swedish Television SVT
2006 – Kommer snart, short
2004 – Life is Sweet (Jämna plågor), short, directed by Gustav Tegby & Simon Gunnarsson
2021 – Judgement Day – a singalong talkshow (Domedagen – en trallvänlig talkshow), televised infotainment, director & dramaturg
2016 – Ugly (Fulet), televised play, writer
2011 – Everybody Loves Bernie Madoff (Alla älskar Bernie Madoff), televised play, writer