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13 October 11:00 - 12:30 BST


Panel Discussion:

Nordic Drama - Why is it here to stay?

A discussion with Nordic festivals, dramaturgs and literary agents on contemporary Nordic drama and performance and its strengths and characteristics. The discussion explored theatre and performance in the Nordic countries today, and how it can enrich the international performing arts scene. We discussed how Nordic festivals, writers and performance makers are making waves, and how artists and theatres in the UK can be inspired by them.


Sandra Theresa Buch, dramaturg, Denmark.

Adam J.K Potrykus, Nordic Fringe Network, Sweden.

Sara Israelson, literary agent, Sweden.

Chaired by Cut the Cord's director & producer Camilla Gürtler.


Sandra Theresa Buch - Dramaturg


Sandra works within higher theatre education as dramaturg, workshop leader and lecturer. She trained as a director at RADA and as dramaturge at Copenhagen University. Since 2016 she been head of BA in Play Writing  at the Danish National School of Performing Arts. She is currently committee member of The Reumert Prize - the prestigious annual Danish awards ceremony to recognise excellence in theatre achievements in Denmark and part of the creative team of Fizzy Sherbet New Writing an internal platform for women writers.

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Adam J.K Potrykus - Co-director, Nordic Fringe Network

Made in Poland. Developed in Sweden. Refined in Australia and the UK. Co-Founder and Co-Director of Stockholm Fringe Festival (STOFF) and the Nordic Fringe Network (NFN). Part of House of Producers (HOP) and Transit Kulturinkubatorn in Stockholm. Have in recent years been engaged in projects with Lumor Teater, Scenkonstgalan, Screendance Festival & Sveriges Television, to name a few. 

More info about STOFF: 

STOFF SoMe: @stoffholm


​​Sara Israelsson - Literary agent, Colombine

Sara lives in Stockholm, where she works as a freelance dramaturg and a literary agent for Colombine Teaterförlag; one of Scandinavia’s leading theatrical agencies. After graduating from The University of Glasgow with an MLitt (distinction) in Playwriting and Dramaturgy in 2017, Sara moved back to her native Sweden to join the literary department at the Stockholm City Theatre and House of Culture. She has been with Colombine Teaterförlag, where she mainly works with the agency’s international contacts, since 2019.

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