TUE—May 14—7 PM, free


See a live reading of the Scandinavian-American Theater Company’s new production of Jon Fosse’s Dream of Autumn, staged in translation by Sarah Cameron Sunde.

What if death comes to you like a lover? The lover against whom all others were measured — who tempts you to let go of all responsibilities? You may find that you fight this seduction, even when it is perfectly designed for you. Dream of Autumn explores what we cling to when it’s time to let go.


Jon Fosse was born in 1959 in the Norwegian coastal town of Haugesund in Western Norway and made his debut as a fiction writer in 1983 with the novel Red, Black. In 1985 came the novel Closed Guitar. The first collection of poems Angel with Water in His Eyes was published in 1986. Fosse debuted as a playwright in 1993 with the play And Never Shall We Part, a commission from Den Nationale Scene in Bergen where it was first performed in 1994. The big breakthrough as a playwright came with the play Someone Is Going to Come in 1996 and then followed a series of plays such as A Summer’s dayNightsongs, Dream of Autumn and Death Variations. Jon Fosse soon became one of Europe’s most performed playwrights, translated into more than 40 languages, and his plays have been staged nearly 900 times worldwide.
Although Fosse is best known today as a playwright, he has always continued to write fiction including Septology, his most extensive work to date. Jon Fosse was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2023.


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.