By Hedda Krausz Sjögren and Jonas Jarl
The Unwomanly Face of War is a play based on Nobel laureate Svetlana Aleksijevitjs renowned documentary novel based on hundreds of interviews with women who were previously overlooked when war history was written: snipers, medical personnel, pilots and signalers. Together, they were over 800 000 women.
The play was written by Hedda Krausz Sjögren and Jonas Jarl in 2013 and peremiered at the Human Rights Days in Stockholm the same year.
In 2015 the play was staged at the Swedish Royal Theatre. The performances were followed by conversations with female refugees in Sweden who has had experience of war. The purpose of the conversations was to highlight the continued stigma around these issues in the Swedish context.