Scandinavian American Theater Company (SATC) in association with Origin Theatre Company and the second annual European Month of Culture NYC in partnership with The Delegation of the European Union to the United States and Scandinavia House/The American-Scandinavian Foundation presents

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A staged reading
Written by Hávar Sigurjónsson (Iceland)
Translated by Árni Ibsen (Iceland)
Directed by Henning Hegland (Norway)

Cast:
Annemette Andersen* (Denmark)
Jason Beckmann (USA)
Albert Bendix (Denmark)
Jason C. Brown* (USA)

*Appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association

Thursday May 30th, 7pm

Victor Borge Hall, Scandinavia House
58 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016.

Followed by a Q&A with director and cast and a reception.

SATC  is thrilled to collaborate with Origin Theatre to celebrate the second annual European Month of Culture NYC. The theme of the 2019 European Month of Culture NYC is “European Identity”. Our addition to the celebration, the staged reading of OUR BOY, explores homosexual identity and coming out with both seriousness and humor.

 

 

About the Play

In a series of isolated scenes of various lengths, Sigurjónsson examines the relationships between a mother, a father, their homosexual son, and his boyfriend. Themes like machismo, love and longing, sex, upbringing, and marriage are dealt with an equal amount of seriousness and humor.  Our Boy premiered at the National Theater in Iceland in January 2003.

 

About the Playwright

Hávar Sigurjónsson graduated from Manchester University Drama Department with a BA honours degree in 1982 and he did his Masters in Theatre Arts at Leeds University Workshop Theatre in 1983. Since 1983 he has worked professionally in Iceland as a stage director, writer, translator and journalist. From 1992-1997 he was attached to the National Theatre of Iceland as a stage director and dramaturge. Since 1997 he has worked as a freelance writer and cultural journalist on the largest daily newspaper of Iceland: Morgunbladid.

OUR BOY is made possible in part with funds from Consulate General of Iceland in New York and with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by LMCC.
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Presented in arrangement with NORDISKA ApS, Copenhagen