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Scandinavian American Theater Company presents
Our Future Stories

The Full Benefit of the Shock

By Marjun Syderbø Kjelnæs
Faroe Islands

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Torvald is having a hard time coping with the year 2020, and Anna, his older sister, tries to cheer him up by taking him swimming in the ocean. Reluctantly he joins her, although he dislikes her zen approach to the pandemic. What follows is a lively conversation between the siblings in the water.

 

Recorded in Tórshavn, Faroe Islands
December 2020

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Scandinavian American Theater Company presents Our Future Stories

The Full Benefit of the Shock

By Marjun Syderbø Kjelnæs
Faroe Islands

Torvald is having a hard time coping with the year 2020, and Anna, his older sister, tries to cheer him up by taking him swimming in the ocean. Reluctantly he joins her, although he dislikes her zen approach to the pandemic. What follows is a lively conversation between the siblings in the water.

Recorded in Tórshavn, Faroe Islands
December 2020

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The Full Benefit of the Shock is part of
OUR FUTURE STORIES
commissioned and produced by Scandinavian American Theater Company.
The Full Benefit of the Shock is produced in collaboration with TVAZZ, a Faroese theatre company.

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

 

Marjun Syderbø Kjelnæs Playwright

Marjun Syderbø Kjelnæs is a Faroese author who has published poetry collections, short stories, novels, song lyrics, as well as manuscripts for film, theatre and audio. Her latest novel “Sum rótskot” is a young adult novel about environmental topics. Kjelnæs is a trained nurse, holds a bachelor’s degree in language and literature and has worked as a full-time writer for several years.

Director & Actor Gunnvá Zachariasen is a performing arts professional, trained at the Danish National Theatre School. She lives in the Faroe Islands, where she works as an actor, teacher, and creative producer, coordinating festivals, performing arts events, and theater productions. She is the founder and artistic leader of TVAZZ, a Faroese theatre company focused on works with political, social, and psychological essence.

Gunnvá Zachariasen

Director & Actor

Gunnvá Zachariasen is a performing arts professional, trained at the Danish National Theatre School. She lives in the Faroe Islands, where she works as an actor, teacher, and creative producer, coordinating festivals, performing arts events, and theater productions. She is the founder and artistic leader of TVAZZ, a Faroese theatre company focused on works with political, social, and psychological essence.
Actor Petur Meinhard Elleby Andersen studied theater at Nordiska Folkhögskolan in Kungälv, Sweden. He has performed in several theater and film productions on the Faroe Islands.

Petur Meinhard Elleby Andersen

Actor

Petur Meinhard Elleby Andersen studied theater at Nordiska Folkhögskolan in Kungälv, Sweden. He has performed in several theater and film productions on the Faroe Islands.
Sound Technician Høgni Fagraberg is a sound designer, with a bachelor’s degree in sound design, from Sonic College at the university UC SYD in Haderslev, Denmark. More info about Høgni Fagraberg can be found at www.fagraberg.com

Høgni Fagraberg

Sound Technician

Høgni Fagraberg is a sound designer, with a bachelor’s degree in sound design, from Sonic College at the university UC SYD in Haderslev, Denmark. More info about Høgni Fagraberg can be found at www.fagraberg.com

 

Our Future Stories

December, 2020–February, 2021

“How will the pandemic shape our theatrical stories?”

In Our Future Stories, seven playwrights from the Nordic countries reflect on how the pandemic will impact the future stories we will tell on stage. The project is part of #UN75, the world’s largest conversation on our collective future and a celebration of the 75th anniversary of the United Nations. Each playwright joins this global conversation by writing about the future they envision.


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