Final Artists Confirmed For NORDIC STAGE: A Festival of New Scandinavian Theater

Final Artists Confirmed For NORDIC STAGE: A Festival of New Scandinavian TheaterNordic Stage will feature works from seven Scandinavian playwrights, including writers from The Bergman Studio & Dramaten/The Royal Dramatic Theatre in Sweden. The Festival's goal is to highlight the diversity of work being produced in Scandinavia today, featuring plays with a variety of genres, styles and subject matter.

Recently confirmed artists:

SANDHOLM:

Saturday, 4/7/18, 1:30-3:30; The Studio Theatre at Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street, NY NY 10036

Anna Bro, playwright: Anna graduated from the Danish National School of Playwriting in 2004, rapidly becoming one of the leading Scandinavian dramatists of her generation. She won the 2014 Reumert for dramatist of the year in Denmark. Her writing is imbued with compassionate social and human commitment, resulting in galleries of vivid characters and the lives they lead.

Translators: Mia Theil Have, Max Webster

Kwasi Osei, director: Kwasi is an actor and director from Denmark. He received a BFA from School of Visual Arts in New York. He worked for many years as an art director in advertising and has created both print and video campaigns before pursuing a career in acting. He has been a member of Scandinavian American Theater Company for over 6 years where he leads the marketing department. Recent theater acting credits include SATC's Bastards of Strindberg and Then Silence, both at Theatre Row. He has appeared in projects directed by Oscar winner Sofia Coppola and BAFTA winner Joe Wright. Directing credits for SATC include Thinking Time by Liv Heløe at Scandinavia House. www.kwasiosei.com


KINDER K:

Saturday, 4/7/18, 6:00-8:00; The Studio Theatre at Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street, NY NY 10036

Kristofer Blindheim Grønskag, playwright: Kristofer is a Norwegian playwright who had his debut in 2009 with The Beloved, and has since written several plays for children, youth and adults. His work has so far been translated into ten languages. Kristofer has been nominated and won several awards for his work. In 2012 The Beloved won the Amsterdam Fringe Bronze Award, and in 2017 the Nordic Radio Drama Prize. Satellites in the Night Sky was shortlisted for the Deutsche Kindertheaterpreis 2016 and won the Baden-Württemberg Jugendtheaterpreis 2018. Counting to Zero was nominated for the National Ibsen Award 2018. Kinder K was awarded second place in the Norwegian Theatre Council's playwrighting competition 2012, and has so far premiered in Oslo, Copenhagen and London. Other titles include Hubris, The Boy, Corrections and The Sound and the Fury. Kristofer has been playwright in residence at Norwegian Centre for New Playwriting and a Norwegian representative in European Writers Lab.

Translator: Neil Howard

Zishan Ugurlu, director: Zishan has worked extensively both in New York and abroad as a theater artist since 1995. She is an actress and director-in-residence at La MaMa and Great Jones Repertory Company. She is currently working on two directing projects: Music Room by John Runowicz about the prison system in America and working with formerly incarcerated individuals and Fragments, Lists, and Lacuna written by Alexandra Chasin and featuring Judith Butler. She is a science fellow at Ligo Project working with Dan McCloskey Lab. She is the founding artistic director of "Actors without Borders-ITONY," an ensemble-based theater company with a commitment to introduce well known and highly regarded but rarely produced international playwrights to American audiences. She graduated from Columbia University with a MFA degree and holds a Ph.D. She is currently teaching at Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts as an Associate Professor. She is the recipient of the prestigious Fox Foundation Fellowship granted by Theater Communications Group.


NORDIC STAGE: A Festival of New Scandinavian Theater runs April 6 - 8 at The Studio Theatre at Theatre Row, located at 410 West 42nd Street at 9th Avenue in Manhattan. This is a free event. Suggested donation is $20.

The SATC NORDIC STAGE Team:

Artistic Director & Producer: Albert Bendix

Literary Director: Vanessa Johansson

Marketing Director: Kwasi Osei

Media Director: Ellinor DiLorenzo
Dramaturg & Literary Coordinator: Ida Biering

Development Coordinator: Jason Beckman

NORDIC STAGE 2018 is a collaboration between Scandinavian American Theater Company (SATC) and The Bergman Studio & Dramaten/The Royal Dramatic Theatre in Sweden.

The festival is made possible with support from the Swedish Arts Council, the Consulate General of Sweden in New York, the Consulate General of Denmark in New York, the Royal Norwegian Consulate General in New York, The Ingmar Bergman Foundation, Svante Bergströms Teaterstiftelse, Stiftelsen B A Danelii, Columbine Teaterförlag, AO International, New York, Nordiska ApS, Teaterförlaget Songbird

For more information and the full program, visit: https://satcnyc.org/nordicstage

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