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Sarah Cameron Sunde


Sarah Cameron Sunde

Sarah Cameron Sunde is a director/translator based in New York City....

In 2004 she translated Night Sings Its Songs by Jon Fosse (Norway's preeminent contemporary playwright) and The New York Times praised both playwright and translator as having "an ear for conversation, particularly for the synergy of repetition and for the fine line between generality and allegory."

She is devoted to bringing Fosse's work to the U.S. and is currently translating his play, deathvariations, which she will direct at 59E59 in August 2006 and run in rep with a new adaptation of Rosemersholm by Ibsen--development readings at The National Theatre of Norway in March 2006. She is also currently developing a new adaptation of Ibsen's The Wild Duck with actress/director Blair Brown and they are invited to be 2006 Artists in Residence at The Hermitage Artist Retreat.

In her directing work, Sunde is committed to creating productions of foreign plays that resonate in our contemporary American idiom. Recent directing credits include the critically acclaimed U.S. debut productions of The Asphalt Kiss by Nelson Rodrigues (Brazil's leading playwright) at 59E59 Theaters and Night Sings Its Songs by Jon Fosse at The Culture Projcet. In 2004, she co-founded The Translation Think Tank with Marie-Louise Miller in order to challenge the status of theatre-in-translation in the US today. With TTT, she has spoken on panels at the TCG Conference, CUNY, New Dramatists (NY) and The Playwrights Center (MN).

She is Associate Director of New Georges; Lincoln Center Directors Lab Alum; 2005 Princess Grace Fellowship in Directing (Robert & Gloria Hausman Theater Award); 2005 Artist Award from the American Scandinavian Society.

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Photo Credit: Jim Baldassare, photo of Louis Cancelmi in the US Premiere production of Night Sings Its Songs by Jon Fosse, directed by Sarah Cameron Sunde, set by Lauren Helpern, lighting by Roma Flowers.