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Ninna Tersman



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NINNA TERSMAN is an award-winning Swedish playwright, dramaturg and translator who writes plays for both adult and young audiences. She has written over fifteen plays that have been performed by professional companies widely across Sweden. In 2012 she received the Critics Prize for Best Production of the Year for her play When Winter Stars Shine Down on Us. Ninna has been working as a literary manager and dramaturg at The National Touring Theatre in Sweden and currently lives in Sydney.

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Two teenagers fleeing unthinkable dangers find solace in each other amidst the unrelentingly damaging confines of an asylum seeker processing centre. Their new 'home' offers a kind of safety, but very little in the way of humanity, and less kindness. Ninna Tersman's writing is poetic, spare, and deeply human. She plays with theatrical form in many ways. The two actors in Parasites play the teenagers and a number of adults who impact their lives. This is the tender story of young people in a desperate situation, yearning for hope and home.

written by Ninna Tersman; Dramaturg Tanika Gupta

1st Produced:
Pacific Playhouse, London (as Fucking Parasites)     12 Oct 2008


1st Published:
Currency Press, Australia (2017) >>>    978-1-76062-053-0


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