Radioart: Red Doc

3 Feb – 5 Feb 2023,

A scenic soundplay based on Red Doc> by the Canadian writer Anne Carson, in translation by Mara Lee, with new music by Ivo Nilsson and directed by Johan Petri. 

Six actors, five musicians and electro acoustic music create a soundwork where myth, war victims and heartache are woven together. Premiere at Accelerator on 3 February 3 2023.  

The performance is produced by Radioart, a theatre for sound art and radio drama. The play is presented live at Accelerator and will be streamed on Radioart’s digital platform. 

Portrait of Anne Carson. Photo: Einar Falur Ingolfsson.

About Johan Petri

Johan Petri (b. 1959) is a theatre director, dramaturge and playwright. Petri has developed productions for the Stockholm City Theatre, Unga Klara, the Royal Dramatic Theatre, Stockholm, Swedish Radio Drama and worked with independent groups in Sweden and internationally.  

About Ivo Nilsson

Ivo Nilsson (b. 1966) is a composer and chamber musician educated at the Royal College of Music, Stockholm. He has worked as a soloist in the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and is a former artistic director of Stockholm New Music Festival. In 2017, Ivo Nilsson became a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music. 

About Anne Carson

Anne Carson (b. 1950, Toronto, Canada) is an author, poet, translator, critic and professor of classical languages, literature and culture as well as comparative literature. Carson has published more than 20 books and translations. Red Doc> was published in 2013 and translated into Swedish in 2015.