WEEK 1 | I Run by Line Mørkeby
A dad loses his six-year-old daughter to cancer, and his world falls apart. He doesn't know how to process the life-shattering void following her premature death. He starts running to deal with his loss. Only, he can't stop. He runs through the pain, the memories and the grief to try and find the point where he no longer runs, but soars – the point where he is close to her again.
I Run is a fast-paced, explosive and moving one-man play about running, grief and missing someone we love. About how you survive the death of your child. Why do we find it so hard to talk about death?
Line Mørkeby- Writer
Line Mørkeby is a renowned Danish playwright. After studying theatre and performance at the University of Copenhagen for four years, she went to the Dramatics programme at Aarhus Theatre, where she finished in 2008. The same year, the Royal Danish Theatre performed her debut pieceMusicalto great success. Her work includes brothers Lionheart, 5ex P O C, Lykkebjørn, Hair On ItandSkambased on the Norwegian hit TV series.
Line Mørkeby is one of Denmark's most groundbreaking and unfiltered playwrights. With her fine balance between the tragic and comic, she has written for a variety of big and small theatres around Denmark and has received several awards for her talent and performances.
Line was nominated for the Playwright of the Year Award at the Reumert Awards with I Run.
Kim Dambæk- Translator
Kim Dambæk is a translator and stage director who has worked extensively for national, regional and private theatres throughout Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Great Britain.
His work includes award-winning translations of plays by leading Nordic playwrights such as Jon Fosse, P. O. Enquist, Astrid Saalbach, Line Knutzon, Thor Bjørn Krebs, Peter Asmussen and Line Mørkeby for, amongst others, Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, BBC TV, Royal Shakespeare Company, Young Vic, London, Rough Magic Theatre in Dublin as well as BAM Majestic Theatre, New York.
Kim graduated from the Drama Centre Directing Course in 1980.