Our Future Stories
“How will the pandemic shape our theatrical stories?”
December 30, 2020–February 24, 2021
Wednesdays at 12 pm ET / 5 pm GMT / 6 pm CET
In Our Future Stories, seven playwrights from Denmark, Faroe Islands, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden reflect on how the pandemic has and will impact the stories we will tell on stage. Each playwright joins #UN75, the world’s largest conversation on our collective future and a celebration of the 75th anniversary of the United Nations, with a short audio experience.
December 30, Faroe Islands — The Full Benefit of the Shock by Marjun Syderbø Kjelnæs
January 6, Finland — Storyless by Saaramaria Kuittinen
January 13, Iceland — Search for Connection by Eva Rún Snorradótttir
January 27, Greenland — Nuutoqaq (Old Nuuk) by Vivi Sørensen
January 29, Denmark — Woman in a Corner Apartment by Julie Maj Jakobsen
February 3, Norway — ⟨jaː↓⟩ – pulmonic ingressive by Camara Lundestad Joof
February 24, Sweden — The New Narrative Old as Time by Balsam Karam
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.
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?
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
Our Future Stories is made possible with support from: