EFTER TIDEN / AFTER TIME
By Kirstine K. Høgsbro (DK)
2 F / 2 M
Danish original text, English translation
(D)Orte is so self-obsessed that she reports herself for lack of empathy and wants to be put in solitary confinement so she cannot hurt other people; Hanne is on sick leave and has a hard time dealing with the big questions of life, but as she cannot come up with any answers, she acquires a human dog, which she later chooses to use as a carpet while her language slowly dissolves; her husband, Thomas, is asked by his company to donate organs and limbs to colleagues to show team spirit; and Egon’s wife (D(O)rte) has left him and now he tries to avoid his loneliness and grief by partying hard, but without having any (living) friends to party with.
AFTER TIME is an absurd comedy about people in a post-modern world. A critically acclaimed black satire about the futility of our time.
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Kirstine K. Høgsbro (b.1979) wrote her first play in 2013, the rom-com HVOR ER DU EGENTLIG GRIM, NÅR DU ER LIDERLIG (YOU’RE ACTUALLY QUITE UGLY WHEN YOU’RE HORNY). The following year she wrote the monologue LUGTER DET LIDT AF LYKKE (IS THIS CLOSE TO HAPPINESS), which in a tragic and humorous way deconstructs the concept of happiness. In 2014 she won a Talent Prize at the Reumert Awards. Kirstine’s style is characterized by a deep commitment to society and an in-depth curiosity about man’s composite nature.
She writes both humorously, poetically, absurdly and sharply. Her plays always seek to reveal and deconstruct the way we see our current world – or how we choose not to see it. Kirstine has a master’s degree in psychology from the University of Copenhagen with a focus on post-structural research.