I HUVUDET PÅ ALFHILD AGRELL / INSIDE THE HEAD OF ALFHILD AGRELL
By Therese Söderberg (SE)
3 F / 2 M
Swedish original text
A dream play about one of Sweden’s most influential playwrights of the 19th Century. Alfhild Agrell was a contemporary of Strindberg and Ibsen, but despite the fierce competition, she was the most performed playwright at the Royal Theatre in Stockholm in the early 1880s writing about the woman’s emancipation and the right to be master of one’s own life. INSIDE THE HEAD OF ALFHILD AGRELL flickers between dream and reality, showing an aging Alfhild living in a care home meeting key figures from her life mixed with fragments from her works. The play is a portrait of a woman with an unstoppable motivation for writing and succeeding despite harsh criticism and challenges being a woman in a man’s world.
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Therese Söderberg (b. 1975) is a Swedish playwright, dramaturge and director. She is educated as a playwright from the Nordic writing academy Biskops-Arnö and later on from The Academy of drama in Stockholm. Throughout a number of years she has been working freelance as a dramaturge, writer and director for a number of theatres: Ung Scen Öst, Uppsala City Theatre and for Theatre Västernorrland since 2012.