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New Nordic Voices - a showcase and more

Cut the Cord are excited to announce the playwrights and translators for New Nordic Voices, a new translation programme for emerging Nordic playwrights. The scheme aim s to enable Nordic talent to find an audience overseas, gaining further recognition through the translation of their text.

The selected texts from  the participating countries, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Iceland form part of a showcase 29 March - 2 April 2021, hoping to give the contemporary Nordic voices a platform. The playwrights selected are emerging playwrights from each country, who have had som e professional experience but whose work has not been translated into English before.

They also represent a diverse and multicultural Nordic region, with a strong focus on female voices. Each playwright is mentored by an established translator and receives a full English translation of their play at the end of the programme, which ends in a digital showcase.

The showcase week takes place 29 March - 2 April for an online audience, with a reading of extracts from  each play, by a group of UK perform ers and directors. Other events during the showcase week include panel discussions, masterclasses, audio plays, podcast interviews and a networking room.

The Plays

Denmark Apocalypse by Marie Bjørn, translated by Kim Dambæk
Iceland Stuffed by Gígja Sara Björnsson, translated by Brian FitzGibbon
Finland Hornblende by Arda Yildirim, translated by Eva Buchwald
Norway Ring Ring Ring by Daria Glenter, translated by Charlotte Barslund

Sweden Real Knows Real by Alexander Salzberger, translated by Marie Parker Shaw

Details on how to book for the showcase week will be announced shortly.

For further and detailed information on New Nordic Voices showcase.


In a photo: Arda Yildirim. Photo by: Anna Prusila.

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