Scandinavian American Theater Company (SATC) proudly presents

Two staged readings of

KINDER K

Playwright: Kristofer Blindheim Grønskag (Norway)
Translator: Neil Howard (England)
Director: Zishan Ugurlu (Turkey)

Cast:
Lisa Bearpark (Sweden-USA) as SHE
Albert Bendix (Denmark) as HE
Kwasi Osei (Denmark) as Reader of Stage Directions

Cities, dates, times and venues:

 

New York, October 19th, 2019, at 3pm, Victor Borge Hall at Scandinavia House, 58 Park Avenue

Purchase tickets here: http://www.scandinaviahouse.org/events/kinder-k/

Hong Kong, October 24th, 2019 at 8pm, World Cultures Festival, the Studio Theatre at Hong Kong Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Hong Kong

Purchase tickets here: https://www.worldfestival.gov.hk/2019/en/kinder.html

Kinder K is presented by arrangement with Songbird Teaterförlag

 

About the play

 

Kinder K is a Norwegian play that questions the consequences of gene technology and what makes a life “worthy of living”. In 1939 Germany, Gerhard Herbert Kretschmar was born disabled. His parents, unable to bear the shame of their situation, are desperate for help from the government. 156 days later, Gerhard would become the first of thousands murdered by the Nazi regime’s Action T4 ‘mercy killings’. Today, He and She will have their first child. The fetal test shows that something is abnormal. They have the choice to end the pregnancy, but is a ‘sorting society’ really any different from T4?

 

About the playwright

 

Kristofer Blindheim Grønskag is a Norwegian playwright. He had his debut in 2009 with The Beloved, and has since written several plays for children, youth and adults. His work has so far been translated into eleven languages. Kristofer has been nominated and won several awards for his work. In 2012 The Beloved won the Amsterdam Fringe Bronze Award, and in 2017 the Nordic Radio Drama Prize. Satellites in the Night Sky was shortlisted for the Deutsche Kindertheaterpreis 2016, nominated for the National Ibsen prize 2019 and won the Baden-Württemberg Jugendtheaterpreis 2018. Counting to Zero was shortlisted for the Deustcher Jugendtheaterpreis 2018 and nominated for the National Ibsen Award 2018. Kinder K was awarded second place in the Norwegian Theatre Council’s playwrighting competition 2012, and has so far premiered in Oslo, Copenhagen and London. Other titles include HubrisCorrections and The Sound and the Fury. Kristofer has been playwright in residence at Norwegian Centre for New Playwriting and a Norwegian representative in European Writers Lab. He is currently playwright in residence at Haugesund Teater.