This June at Scandinavia House, see a live reading of the Scandinavian-American Theater Company’s new production My Name Is Susan /Jeg Hedder Bente. In a life-affirming story by Rikke Wölck about four women and their strong and loving friendship, at the age of 55, Susan is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Her group of girlfriends gather around her until her death, there to support Susan and each other through the tragic time, which gives them an opportunity to reflect on the lives they’ve lived and the choices they’ve made. Through laughter and tears, Susan’s diagnosis changes them all. (Directed by Jason Beckmann)
The performance will take place in Volvo Hall; attendees are required to follow all Scandinavia House safety protocols, including wearing masks during the program and observing social distancing rules in signage. Please read our full safety protocols here. ASF is committed to providing an environment free from harassment or discrimination in the treatment of individuals and does not permit harassment or discrimination in any forms (whether racial, sexual, religious, orientation or others) within our building. Any visitors who do not abide by these policies will be required to leave. Read our our Non-Discrimination Policy here.
Producer: Kwasi Osei
Director: Jason Beckmann
Dramaturg: Ida Biering
Costume Designer: Andy Reiff
*Appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association
Scandinavian American Theater Company (SATC) is a non-profit theater company founded to provide Scandinavian perspectives through the new generation of Scandinavian playwrights and theater artists. We present contemporary plays and inventive takes on the classics from the Nordic region, which includes Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland, Denmark, Greenland, and the Faroe Islands.
They are 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.