Our Future Stories

“How will the pandemic shape our theatrical stories?”

December 30, 2020–February 10, 2021
Wednesdays at 12 pm ET / 5 pm GMT / 6 pm CET

We will be releasing a new audio experience every Wednesday through February 10, with the exception of January 20 (in observance of Inauguration Day in the U.S.) Be sure to check back next week for two new pieces, Nuutoqaq (Old Nuuk) by Vivi Sørensen on January 27 and Woman in a Corner Apartment by Julie Maj Jakobsen on January 29. 

December 30, Faroe Islands — The Full Benefit of the Shock by Marjun Syderbø Kjelnæs

January 6, Finland Storyless by Saaramaria Kuittinen

January 13, IcelandSearch for Connection by Eva Rún Snorradótttir

January 27, GreenlandNuutoqaq (Old Nuuk) by Vivi Sørensen

January 29, DenmarkWoman in a Corner Apartment by Julie Maj Jakobsen

While theaters have been dark in 2020, live performances entered a new stage: the virtual space. As theaters around the world closed their doors, the conversation about how to produce plays without a physical stage and live audiences began. How does it feel to write and produce plays in 2020? What stories are relevant? 

In Our Future Stories, seven playwrights reflect on how the pandemic and the social justice movements of 2020 have and will impact Nordic theater and the future stories we will tell on stage. As this year comes to a close, Scandinavian American Theater Company (SATC) is looking ahead to the future with short, commissioned audio experiences.

Our Future Stories is a part of #UN75, the world’s largest conversation on our collective future, an initiative of the United Nations Secretary-General. Seven playwrights join this global conversation by writing about the future they envision, and how the pandemic has and will impact their storytelling, their community and their Nordic country. How will the pandemic shape our future stories?

New pieces will be released each week on our website, so make sure to check back again every Wednesday through February 10, 2021.

Denmark – Julie Maj Jakobsen

Faroe Islands – Marjun Syderbø Kjelnæs in collaboration with TVAZZ

Finland – Saaramaria Kuittinen

Greenland – Vivi Sørensen

Iceland – Eva Rún Snorradóttir in collaboration with Reykjavík City Theatre

Norway – Camara Lundestad Joof

Sweden – Balsam Karam

SATC Artistic Director: Hallfridur Thora Tryggvadottir

The SATC Team:
Vanessa Johansson, Ida Biering, Jason Beckmann, Kwasi Osei, Ingrid Kullberg-Bendz, Martina Djerf, and Lucas Serby

Check back for details about each piece.


Our Future Stories
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