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Scandinavian American Theater Company presents
Our Future Stories

Woman in a Corner Apartment

By Julie Maj Jakobsen
Denmark

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A woman is awakened in the middle of night by the shrill squeak of a heart on a steel wire hanging outside her window. A gesture from the neighborhood, in honor of the approaching Christmastime. But that’s not the only thing that’s bothering her. Memories that aren’t hers are beginning to find their way into her subconscious—memories from another woman’s life. All this, and the inescapable fact that she is alone. Not even the guys down at the local corner store want anything to do with her. 

An exploration of the ways in which denial and anti-democratic thoughts can oftentimes sneak in undetected and take hold of one person’s mind—a mind still reeling from the residual effects of the loneliness and the limited freedom caused by living in a pandemic. 

Recorded in Denmark
Jan. 2021

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Scandinavian American Theater Company presents Our Future Stories:

Woman in a Corner Apartment

By Julie Maj Jakobsen
Denmark

A woman is awakened in the middle of night by the shrill squeak of a heart on a steel wire hanging outside her window. A gesture from the neighborhood, in honor of the approaching Christmastime. But that’s not the only thing that’s bothering her. Memories that aren’t hers are beginning to find their way into her subconscious—memories from another woman’s life. All this, and the inescapable fact that she is alone. Not even the guys down at the local corner store want anything to do with her. 

An exploration of the ways in which denial and anti-democratic thoughts can oftentimes sneak in undetected and take hold of one person’s mind—a mind still reeling from the residual effects of the loneliness and the limited freedom caused by living in a pandemic. 

Recorded in Denmark
Jan. 2021

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Woman in a Corner Apartment is part of
OUR FUTURE STORIES
commissioned and produced by Scandinavian American Theater Company.
Woman in a Corner Apartment is written by Julie Maj Jakobsen and translated by Ida Biering.
The work is produced by SATC in collaboration with Julie Maj Jakobsen and Rikke Lylloff.

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

Julie Maj Jakobsen
Playwright

Julie Maj Jakobsen (b. 1982) graduated from The Danish National School of Performing Arts in 2010 and has since then become a strong voice in Danish theatre. She was a part of the artistic team at Vol. 4 of Teater Momentum and her plays have been produced at various theatres such as Aalborg Theatre, Odense Theatre, Århus Theatre, Grob Theatre, Svalegangen, Mungo Park Kolding, Teater Hund og co., Teatret ved Sorte Hest, and Baggårdsteatret.

Julie Maj received the prestigious Reumert Talent Award in 2012 for the play Forsamlingshuset (e. The Local Hall) and was nominated at the Reumert Awards for Best Playwright in 2013 for Fucking Fatting (e. Fucking Poor). In 2018, she won the Reumert Prize as playwright of the year for Aftenlandet (e. Get In), which has been sold for performances in Germany. From 2020-2022, Julie Maj will serve as playwright-in-residence at Aalborg Teater. 

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Rikke Lylloff

Actor

Rikke Lylloff, Danish actor, graduated from The National School of Acting in 2004. Her film and television credits include Borgen (DR) Anna Pihl (TV2), Buzz Aldrin, hvor ble det av deg i alt mylderet? (NRK), Kollegiet (Nordisk Film), Sandheden om mænd (Zentropa), I Blodet (Profile Pictures) and since 2017 she’s been playing the lead in the German film series Der Usedom Krimi (ARD). Rikke has played on all the major stages in Denmark, latest credits include Anna Karenina in Anna Karenina by Tolstoy, Athene in Orestien by Aischylos, Lady Anne in Shakespeare’s Richard III and Hamlet in Hamlet. Visit www.teamplayers.dk for more.
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Ida Biering

Translator

Ida is the resident dramaturg and literary manager at SATC. She is also a coordinating member of the development department. As a dramaturg and script consultant, her work has been seen around New York City at the Connelly Theater, the Kraine Theater, HERE Arts Center and Classic Stage Company, among others. Ida holds an MFA in theatre (Dramaturgy/Script Development) from Columbia University.
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Christian Titus

Audio Producer

Christian Titus is a voice talent and audio producer from NYC, who learned audio production to strengthen his own voice over work, but ended up falling in love with mixing soundbytes. You can find more of his work at christiantitus.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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