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, 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.

Twenty Minutes After Death/Død Mands Kvinde

Featuring Kendra Lou, Anthony Aguilar, Sidse Ploug, Amanda Johnson, and Jeff House.

Translator Nina Sokol will be in attendance.

Written by Thomas Markmann (Denmark, 2009), translated by Nina Sokol (Denmark), & directed by Anna Zastrow (Sweden/United States). Fed up with the trivialities of conventional relationships, Helena, an attractive and well-educated young Danish woman, decides to write to an American inmate, serving his ninth year on death row.

What begins as an innocent flirtation turns into an extraordinary love story, in which Helena finds herself losing control not only of her daily life, but also of herself.

Twenty Minutes After Death is a gripping play, filled with humor, which exposes the modern dilemmas inherent to living in a subjective world where dreams and reality may suddenly merge.



Photo by Tuukka Ervasti Millesgården

MON – 3-26-2012 – 8:00 PM
7:30 pm pre-reception/8 pm reading