Camara Lundestad Joof

They Must Birth Us or Fuck Us to Love Us

Camara Lundestad Joof's debut as house dramatist at the National Theatre has been called "a newly written classic" and "the theatre we need now".
In this play, three women argue about the intimate, the political, and the transgressive. They talk, discuss, argue, and look at the world differently, but the world's view of them is often considered limiting. The theater text is a stream of humour, apt formulations, vulnerability, anger, and intensity. It's about racism and sexuality, longings and polarization - and the eternal responsibility for how others view you. Are you always obliged to stand up for your cause? Must your rage always be groundbreaking and constructive? Or can you allow yourself just to be offended?
This book contains both stage scripts and original scripts. Fully translated English manuscript available.

Camara Lundestad Joof

Camaralundestadjoof credit odin drønen
Odin Drønen

Camara Lundestad Joof is a Norwegian-Gambian documentary performance artist, playwright and author. She is currently a house playwright at Nasjonalteateret (The National Theatre). She recently received the prestigious Hedda Award for Best Stage Text in 2022 for her play They Must Birth to Us or Fuck Us to Love Us. It was also nominated for Production of the Year.

Rights sold to

See updated sales: https://northernstories.no/books/121-camara-lundestad-joof-they-must-birth-us-or-fuck-us-to-love-us

Other titles

I talk About it all the Time (2018)

Foreign rights

NORTHERN STORIES
Astrid Dalaker
[email protected]
Phone: +47 99 69 19 50

Awards

Hedda Award for Best Stage Text in 2022 for her play They Must Birth to Us or Fuck Us to Love Us. It was also nominated for Production of the Year.

Edited September 01, 2022 by Northern Stories