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.

The Tailor’s Tale/Skrædderens fortælling

Written & translated by Alexander Bodin Saphir (Denmark, 2013) and directed by Kim Bodnia (Denmark). Danish-British playwright Bodin Saphir explores the notions of myth, memory, rationality, and belief: when three old friends reunite, differing views about what happened in Denmark during World War II cause old tensions to bubble to the surface.

Based on true stories and presenting new information about Denmark’s “miracle rescue” of its Jewish population, these conflicting narratives form the core of The Tailor’s Tale dramatization of the topical and highly-charged controversy that is emerging in Denmark 70 years later.

About the playwright

Alexander Bodin Saphir (b. 1978) is a Danish filmmaker, writer, and currently author-in-residence at Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital, collaborating with the children on a science/adventure book. His joint Israeli-Palestinian short film Winds of Sand (2008) was shortlisted for the Film for Peace Prize and he is currently co-directing and producing an Israeli-British documentary about a religious Israeli family dealing with HIV.

Bodin Saphir spent a year working and living in Israel before earning a B.A. in neurophilosophy from Duke University, North Carolina and studying experimental and avant garde film at University of California, Berkeley. After working for a year in the Danish film industry, he went back to study and received an M.A. in scriptwriting from Goldsmiths College, University of London. Since 2005 he has worked on short films, music videos, theater, and still photography in London.

About the director



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MON – 1-27-2014 – 8:00 PM
Pre-reception 7:30 pm