OurFutureStories

Our Future Stories

“How will the pandemic shape our theatrical stories?”

PLAYWRIGHT PANEL

TUESDAY, MAY 25

AT 12 PM ET / 4 PM GMT / 6 PM CET

 

Presented in partnership with Origin Theatre Company as part of European Month of Culture

In 2021, theatre is coming back to our global stages after a year in the dark. But after the stories and narratives of 2020, and the resurgence in the fight for social justice, what will the return to writing and producing theatre look like?

As part of European Month of Culture, SATC is thrilled to partner with Origin Theatre Company to host a panel featuring playwrights from SATC’s latest project, Our Future Stories, where we will discuss the artistic process, the act of making art in a pandemic, and much more.

 

Our Future Stories

“How will the pandemic shape our theatrical stories?”

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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, 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

February 3, Norway — ⟨jaː↓⟩ – pulmonic ingressive by Camara Lundestad Joof

February 24, Sweden —  The New Narrative Old as Time by Balsam Karam
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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?

WRITERS:
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


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