Producer: Katta Pålsson
Playwright: Marioan Hosseini
Play title: Surveillance State
Since its founding in 1975, Unga Klara theater has focused on performing newly-written dramas, particularly those which present a child's perspective. Its writers and collaborators adapt serious topics into playful and sometimes provocative forms, combining different levels of abstractions as well as heavy and light emotional modalities. They examine and develop their ideas using test audiences from the very beginning of rehearsals and throughout the production process. The past 40 years of encounters, explorations, and purposeful efforts have positioned Unga Klara uniquely within the Swedish and international culture scene. Unga Klara has a long tradition of working in partnership with organizations with social missions such as preventing bullying, ending child labor, and advocating for the LGBT community.
Play Synopsis: “A” loves technology and is comfortable with surveillance if necessary for security. “B” is more skeptical, s/he is concerned with limitations put on privacy by technology and government oversight. A and B feverishly debate their opinions, ignoring a crucial piece of news that “C” tries to deliver to them.