Akvavit Theatre is haunted by Nordic visions: deep forests and ice-blue seas, the patience of the glacier, the sudden fury of the volcano, the arctic light and silence. Seeking the universal through the voices of contemporary Nordic playwrights, Akvavit Theatre is a kind of homecoming, a connecting back to the lands whose people and cultures have for generations been a part of the great prairies of North America that we call home. And like our namesake beverage, Akvavit brings a “strong spirit” to the work that we produce. Skål, Skál, Kippis!


Since its beginning, Akvavit has been busy commissioning translations of contemporary Nordic works, staging readings of Nordic plays, and launching fully-staged productions. Akvavit Theatre originated as part of the four-year Nordic Spaces project that commenced in January 2008 funded by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (the Bank of Sweden’s Tercentenary Foundation).

Akvavit Theatre embraces inclusivity and diversity -- the diversity of our home in the US and the diversity of the Nordic world (and if the image you have of that region is all blue-eyed blondes, an image update is in order).

Akvavit Theatre is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation.