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Den Andre (Edward IITeater Dictat, 2022

Dramaturg, Script Adaptation & Assistant Director

(Link in Swedish)

An adaptation of Christopher Marlowe's Edward II which has not been seen in Sweden since 2008. I adapted the script, supported dramaturgical work across all creative sections, and assisted direction for the second half of rehearsals.

 

Den Du Är (The One You Are) - Teater Dictat, 2022

Dramaturg (Link in Swedish)

An original collage style performance by Johan Svensson exploring family, order, and identity amidst an unspecified conflict. I supported the assembly of the script and texts.

Sunday in Sodom - Playmate Theatre Malmö, 2022

Director

A short play written by Jordan Tannahill gives a name to Lot's wife from the Sodom and Gomorrah story. I directed this feminist retelling to speak to contemporary femininity and motherhood.

 

Hamlet, Prins av DanmarQ Teater Dictat, 2021

Dramaturg (Link in Swedish)

A subtly queer adaptation of Hamlet performed at the Varberg Theatre which explores mothers, forced destiny, and gentle masculinity whilst Sweden faces against an ever encroaching Denmark.

Maqbeth Deluxe - Teater Dictat, 2020

Dramaturg (Link in Swedish)

The Macbeths are a queer power couple who find that the hedonistic lifestyle they've craved for comes with its dark side. Streamed live during the pandemic, this play offers an intimacy that will linger.

Tales Told Through Translation - Lund University, 2020

Researcher/Writer (Linked thesis)

Artistic research exploring the identity construction of literary translators. Through a collection of magical realist short stories, I explore how translation affects the imaginary self and the perception of the other.

Paria - Teater Dictat, 2018~

Translation Consultant (Link in Swedish)

A queer perspective on Strindberg's Paria performed in Sweden and developed for international audiences. I consulted on the translation of the script to make the logic more clear for contemporary audiences.

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I am currently working on the following projects which are at different stages of their development in both the UK and Sweden.

 

Queer Exchange (conceptual project) Teater Dictat

This project started with a Devon/Halland exchange in October 2022 and will continue until June 2023. Three artworks will be presented: a revisiting of Paria, a written manifesto for queer theatre making, and a new original work. An ethnographic dramaturgy will be used to explore queerness and the links between Sweden and the UK which shall underpin the art going forwards.

Otter Wolf Dart (original play) Matthew Short

An original play that is currently in the process of securing funding. It has an ecodramaturgical thread that blends the science of climate change with the potential of magical realist folklore.

Mindful Encounters (original work) Matthew Short & Grace Hancock

A devised piece developed at the Exeter Fringe Festival exploring the intersection of the urban and natural environments in Exeter as a city surrounded by fields and rolling hills.

Video courtesy of Exeter Fringe Festival, shot by Emily Appleton (South West Theatre Photography). Produced by Finlay Carroll.