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SATContemporary Reading Series: RAMBO 7

Photo by Tuukka Ervasti Millesgården

MON – 2-4-2013 – 8:00 PM
Pre-reception 7:30 pm

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.

About SATC

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, which includes

Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland, Denmark, Greenland, and the Faroe Islands. 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.


Written by Jón Atli Jónasson (Iceland, 2005) and directed by Andrew O’Kane (U.S.). During a raging blizzard, the Icelandic Ministry of Defense calls Johnny – an art student, recently returned from Holland – and informs him that his brother Julius is missing after fighting abroad.

While Johnny is waiting by the phone for news, suddenly Honey – a young, beautiful girl – enters from upstairs after a one-night-stand with Johnny’s father, and Julius’ friend Pesi – on the run from two drug dealers – knocks on the door. This is a unique play about drugs, dreams, and escapism – and three young people in a complex world, trying to settle in.

About the playwright

Jón Atli Jónasson (b. 1972, Reykjavík) is a playwright and author. He has written and directed a multitude of plays and is one of the founders of Mindgroup, a European network of experimental theater groups. In 2001 he published the short story collection A Broken Beat/Brotinn taktur. His first novel, In the Frost/Í frostinu, came out in 2005. In 2003 Jónasson was a part of Royal Court Theater’s International Residency.

He received Gríman, The Icelandic Theater Award, for the play Surf/Brim in 2004, and has gained attention for his other plays, which have been widely staged abroad. He wrote the screenplay for The Deep/Djupið (directed by Baltasar; Kormákur, Iceland, 2012) – Iceland’s 2013 Oscar contender for the Best Foreign Film Nomination.