Deformed Persona

A semi-documentary play and a deformed paraphrase of Ingmar Bergman’s psychological thriller from 1966, demonstrating that Bergman’s legacy is not necessarily apolitical.

Deformed Persona

A semi-documentary play and a deformed paraphrase of Ingmar Bergman’s psychological thriller from 1966, demonstrating that Bergman’s legacy is not necessarily apolitical.

Dramaten, Målarsalen
Stockholm

About the production

A high-rise flat in a Swedish city, 2016. A young woman suffers from multiple sclerosis (MS); her caregiver is a woman the same age from a lower social class. Who is really subordinate and who is dominant?  Who is dependent on the other? Who is ill and who is healthy? Mattias Andersson has written Deformed Persona with his sister, Ylva Andersson, who herself was diagnosed with MS in her twenties. The script is primarily based on Ylva’s poems, diary entries and stories. 

Sources

  • www.dramaten.se

Collaborators

  • Mattias Andersson and Ylva Andersson, Author
  • Mattias Andersson, Director
  • Anna Heymowska, Set and costume design
  • Charlie Åström, Light
  • Anna Sóley Tryggvadóttir, Sound design and music
  • Peter Westerberg, Mask
  • Sofia Pekkari, Sandra
  • Nina Zanjani, Admira
  • Kristina Törnqvist, Gunnel
  • Danilo Bejarano, Mirko