One day one school twelve stories

By on May 12, 2018
Matilda Rahm

Together with the Smedshagsskolan in Hässelby, Kulturhuset Stadsteatern Vällingby allows students to take place on stage with their own experiences and thoughts about life and school in the performance En Dag. First performance May 23rd.

Are you coming to school on time? How do you get to school? What do you do in school?
In the spring, twelve students from the Smedshagsskolan, together with Olof Hanson, director and Mia Winge, dramaturg, have studied what life in school means. What to do in school and what happens when school ends.

– The work with these youngsters has been fantastic. I have got an insight into how it is to be young in Smedshagen today, says director Olof Hanson. The work we have done together will give power to the work of co-operation here in Vällingby. Through this project, I hope young people get a natural entrance to culture and a conviction that their stories are worth hearing.

EN DAG is a collection of observations on how to live large parts of their life in school. About having a place where you can be yourself and to look at the class as a family. The audience also gets a big dose of humor and the recognition factor is quite high.

– That the students tell shows that they experience a lot of pressure, from school, sometimes from parents, often from themselves. But what struck me most was the community they witnessed, the strength of it, both in school and in Västerort in general. They are also so incredibly aware, they have thoughts about everything and want to change the world, said Mia Winge, adding: In meeting with them, I have actually begun to have good hope for the future!

The performance will be played between 23 and 26 May at Kulturhuset Stadsteatern in Vällingby.

Helena Olofsson, Culture & Music | Vällingby