The Missionary (Missionären)

Malin Hellkvist Sellén

Arbetets museum
Laxholmskällaren
Tuesday May 23, 13:00-14:05
Tuesday May 23, 17:00-18:05
Wednesday May 24, 12:00-13:05
Wednesday May 24,16:00-17:05
Thursday May 25, 13:00-14:05
Thursday May 25, 17:00-18:05
Friday May 26, 13:00-14:05
Friday May 26, 17:00-18:05
Saturday May 27, 11:00-12:05
Saturday May 27, 15:00-16:05

Missionären is about lesbian Christian missionaries in Västerbotten, an area in northern Sweden, during the first half of the 20th century. With this performance, Malin Hellkvist Sellén wants to demonstrate how the missions enabled women to claim positions within public forums, as well as created possibilities for intimacy with one another. Missionären arose from fact and fiction in equal measure and allows the audience to encounter a throng of women who had, in different ways, chosen to follow their calling. Through speech, movement and song, it narrates a tale about women’s lives, work, sexuality and faith.

Missionären is a love story, a song of praise, and a playful way of bringing an erased piece of history back to life.

Photo: Sofia Runarsdotter

Idea, Playwright, Choreographer, Director: Malin Hellkvist Sellén
Cast: Meliz Karlge and Louise Löwenberg
Costume designer: Elin Hallberg
Make up: Rebecca Afzelius
Composer: Sara Lundén
Dramaturg: Malin Holgersson
Research: Malin Hellkvist Sellén and Elfrida Bergman
Light Consultation: Hannele Philipson – Lumination of Sweden
Communication, pr and touring (2016): Emelie Bergbohm & Ellika Lindström – Bohm Bohm Room
Production manager: Anne Koutonen
Production: Malin Hellkvist Sellén in co-production with NorrlandsOperan