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SCANDINAVIAN AMERICAN THEATER COMPANY (SATC)
in collaboration with
THE BERGMAN STUDIO & DRAMATEN/THE ROYAL DRAMATIC THEATRE IN SWEDEN,
DRAMATIKKENS HUS/THE NORWEGIAN CENTRE FOR NEW PLAYWRITING,
MUNGO PARK THEATRE IN DENMARK,
presents
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Our inaugural Nordic Stage was such a success, we decided to bring it back with Nordic Stage 2 (NS2)! 

Eight new plays from cutting-edge Scandinavian playwrights.  You do not want to miss this weekend of special staged readings!

The goal is to highlight the diversity and relevance of contemporary plays being produced in the Nordic countries today and showcases a variety of genres, styles and themes.

NEW YORK:

DECEMBER 7th-9th 2018
The Clurman Theatre at Theatre Row

410 West 42nd Street, New York City

FREE EVENT – SEATS NEEDS TO BE RESERVED

Washington, D.C.:

DECEMBER 10th, 2018
House of Sweden

2900 K St NW, Washington, D.C

FREE EVENT – SEATS NEEDS TO BE RESERVED

Presented by: 

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PROGRAM

NEW YORK PROGRAM

Friday, December 7th

4 pm: Courtyard by Tanja Lorentzon (Sweden). Directed by Pálína Jónsdóttir.

A dispute between neighbors escalates into a drama with inevitable consequences.
Followed by talk-back with the playwright.


6 pm
Private Rooms by Alexander Ahndoril (Sweden). Directed by Alicia House.

A close-up of the love affair between Ingmar Bergman and Käbi Laretei (short play). 

Followed by: 

Panel discussion “Many Faces of Truth” with NS2 guest artists Lena Endre, Jacob Hirdwall, Anders Budde Christensen and Alicia House. 

How do we create authentic and relatable theater in increasingly complex societies?

 

8 pmAirbnBaby by Hilkka-Liisa Iivanainen and Salla Viikka (Finland). Directed by Hilkka-Liisa Iivanainen.

Uber-cool comedy about a baby-sharing startup.
Followed by talk-back with the playwrights.

Saturday, December 8th

4 pmCardamom by Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Denmark) and Joe Derrick (UK). Directed by Henning Hegland (Norway). 

A couple with twins, two sisters, a dinner party, and a funeral.
Followed by talk-back with the playwrights.

 

6.45 pm: Goliath by Maria Tryti Vennerød (Norway). Directed by Henning Hegland.

The myth of David and Goliath continues in this poetic and brutal drama.

 

8.30 pmManning is Free by Anders Budde Christensen (Denmark). Directed by Maria Kjærgaard-Sunesen. 

A monologue about many sides of the truth coming out.
Followed by talk-back with the playwright.

Sunday December 9th

4 pm: Our Places On Earth by Lidija Praizovic (Sweden). Directed by Alicia House.

Two monologues. Two women. Two worldviews.
Followed by talk-back with the playwright.


5.30 pm
The Woman Who Turned Into A Tree by Lisa Langseth (Sweden). Directed by Hilkka-Liisa Iivanainen.

A monologue about a dark inner world with a sense of fashion.
Followed by talk-back with the playwright.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. PROGRAM

Monday, December 10th

Scenes from AirbnBaby by Hilkka-Liisa Iivanainen & Salla Viikka (Finland). Translated by Nely Keinänen. Directed by Hilkka-Liisa Iivanainen. 

Uber-cool comedy about a baby-sharing startup.

The Woman Who Turned Into A Tree by Lisa Langseth (Sweden). Translated by Rochelle Wright. Directed by Hilkka-Liisa Iivanainen. 

A monologue about a dark inner world with a sense of fashion.

Followed by a roundtable discussion with Lisa Langseth, Hilkka-Liisa Iivanainen, Albert Bendix, Lidija Praizovic, Tanja Lorentzon, Jacob Hirdwall, Gwydion Suilebhan, Allyson Currin, and Christine Evans, moderated by Linda Zachrison, Cultural Counselor of Sweden to the US. In partnership with New Play Exchange, National New Play Network, Dramatists Guild and Theatre Washington.

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Check out our previous festival, in April 2018: 

Nordic Stage, Season 1