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THEATRE | Curie_Meitner_Lamarr_indivisible

  • Austrian Cultural Forum 3524 International Court Northwest Washington, DC, 20008 United States (map)

Three outstanding pioneers represent the achievements of women in the fields of science and technology: The double Nobel Price winner and discoverer of radioactivity Marie Curie (1867-1934), the Austrian-Swedish nuclear physicist Lise Meitner (1878-1968) and the Viennese Hollywood actress Hedy Lamarr (1914-2000) with the invention of frequency hopping. Incidents of their lives, achievements and impediments as well as the contents of their research and the passion for their work are in the centre of the theatre play „Curie_Meitner_Lamarr_indivisible“, produced by the Viennese association portraittheaterIllustrated with music and videos, the performance shows within 95 minutes an entertaining portrait of extraordinary women in history. The theatre performancedirected by Sandra Schüddekopf, with Anita Zieher impersonating the three women was a great success in Austria and had already been invited to Belgium, Germany, Iran, Poland, Switzerland and Romania.

When: Monday, March 20, 2017 | 7:30 pm
Where: Austrian Cultural Forum, 3524 International Court NW, Washington, DC, 20008
Tickets: General admission is free and open to the public.

portraittheater: The Viennese theatre group focuses on extraordinary persons, especially women, and brings their life and work to the stage. Various programmes (since 2006) about Hannah Arendt, Simone de Beauvoir, Bertha von Suttner, George Sand, Rosa Luxemburg.

Sandra Schüddekopf (Director): From 2001 until 2005 she worked as an assistant director at the Burgtheater, Vienna. Since 2005 she has worked as a freelance director at Schauspielhaus Graz, Theater Drachengasse, Munich Kammerspiele, Schauspielhaus Vienna and at the Mainz State Theatre, where she won the director's prize in 2009. Since 2008 she heads the Retzhofer Dramapreis.

Anita Zieher (Actress & Chairwoman of portraittheater): After studying politics and communication in Salzburg she finished an acting school in Vienna. In the productions of portraittheater she played Hannah Arendt, Simone de Beauvoir, Bertha von Suttner, George Sand, Rosa Luxemburg, Marie Curie, Lise Meitner and Hedy Lamarr. She won many prizes as an improvplayer and comedian (Zieher & Leeb). 

© Reinhard Werner