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.
Founded in 2009 by a group of New York-based Scandinavian theater professionals, SATC, the first-ever Scandinavian-American theater company in New York, presents high-quality, cutting-edge productions of contemporary Nordic plays and fresh interpretations of Scandinavian classics, and fosters the Scandinavian-American performing arts community in New York.
The Undiscovered Country/Det Oupptäckta Landet
Written by Jacob Hirdwell (Iceland, Sweden) and directed by Kathy Curtiss (American). The majority of the human genome was mapped out by the late 90s. The information matches a text quantity of 800 bibles. But what does this mean and how can we use this knowledge? What effect would “eternal life” have on society from an economical, religious, and political perspective?
In The Undiscovered Country young scientist Tekla is hired by the Icelandic company Genome. She quickly advances within the hierarchy of the company where she’s faced with a patient suffering from a very strange disease: a person that genetically looks like nothing else in the world.
The Undiscovered Country was first staged at the National Theatre in Reykavík in 2007.
This play is presented in arrangement with Nordiska ApS, Copenhagen.
MON – 11-7-2011 – 8:00 PM
Mondays, 7:30 pm pre-reception/8 pm reading