I first met Sarah Cameron Sunde in 2004 at 45 Bleecker just prior to a performance of the Night Sings Its Songs by Jon Fosse, Norways leading contemporary playwright. Although Fosse had already been produced around the world and translated into more than 40 languages, this production marked the first in the United States, translated and directed by Sunde and produced by Oslo Elsewhere a company Sunde founded with her collaborator Anna Gutto.
As an artist, Ive always believed the creating and the producing of political theater to be an act of leadership. Political artists take risks, tell stories people arent always ready to hear, and hold up a mirror to reflect the realities both good and badof our society.
See, I have this day set thee over the nation and over the kingdoms, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant. Jeremiah 1:10