Written by Vera Näsström (Bulgaria/Sweden, 2009) and translated by Tullan Holmqvist (Sweden). All is as it should be is about being a woman in society today and the demands imposed upon one. In a time when flawless appearance is of the utmost importance, the search for a beautiful surface has become a modern day disease.
Every woman has a market price based on her looks, career, home, car, husband, children, and body. The most important thing for the women in this play is to be seen in the right context and to be someone in the eyes of the beholder. A growing inner emptiness is the price they pay.
About the playwright
Vera Näsström (b. 1970, Plovdiv) moved to Stockholm with her family at the age of eight. After receiving her degree in Cultural Studies at the University of Stockholm (she is also educated at Biskops-Arnö Folkhögskola). Näsström worked as a journalist for over 13 years, including as Editor-in-Chief for the monthly magazine Plaza Woman. Näsström now works as a dramatist in Sweden and Bulgaria. In 2009 her first play All is as it should be won
a drama competition in Bulgaria and was staged at Allmänna Galleriet in Stockholm. In 2011 her play A Day in His Life/En dag I deras liv was made into radio theater for the Bulgarian National Radio. Last year, Näsström finished her autobiographical play The Rabbit on the Wall about her childhood as a refugee.
About Scandinavian American Theater Company (SATC)
The Scandinavian American Theater Company (SATC) introduces a new generation of Nordic playwrights in a series of staged readings representing Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Finland, and Denmark, including Greenland and the Faroe Islands. SATC is a collective of theater artists founded to provide Scandinavian perspectives through the new generation of
Scandinavian playwrights and theater artists. SATC presents contemporary plays and inventive takes on the classics from the Nordic region. SATC is committed to strengthening the relationship between Scandinavia and the United States through collaborations and interdisciplinary artistic exchange that examine and challenge the cultural status quo.