PARIAH by August Strindberg


About PARIAH by August Strindberg

Two men
alone in the countryside,

away from everyone else.
Obviously things are what they seem.
And obviously things are not.

It is a warm summer in the countryside in southern Sweden. Far away from the sounds of the crowded city, two men share a temporary residence. It is their last hour together and under a psychological and erotic power play, their criminal secrets are revealed while the thunder is heard in the distance.

When Swedish theatre company Teater Dictat presents August Strindberg's classical one act play about Mr Y and Mr X who spend a few hot summer weeks together in the country, the play is read with a non-heterosexual gaze and the narrative is given a new, surrounding context.

The performance is made in support by The Swedish Arts Council, was originally created in Swedish, but is now availiable also in English.


Mr Y  Magdi Saleh
Mr X  Johan Svensson


​Director  Johan Svensson

Costume & Set Design Consultant  Leif Persson

Choreographer & Movement Coach​  Camilla Ekelöf

Light Design & Operation  Andreas Luukinen

Sound Design  Johan Svensson

Music  Frangie


July 28th 2018 in Stockholm

Photo: Teater Dictat/Andreas Luukinen


DICTAT – theatre and performing arts with existential, relational and norm creative perspectives.

TEATER DICTAT is a Swedish theatre company, founded in 2005 by actor Johan Svensson who has been its artistic director since. The company has over the years made outdoor summer theatre, performances especially designed for churches and more traditional theatre productions. In the last few years its interest for the queer performing arts has become the next step forward.

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