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'JUST ONE OF THE GIRLS' BY DICK HERSHBERGER
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Thiasus Productions is a Vienna-based theater company, founded in 2018 focusing on female driven, contemporary plays in English.
The name Thiasus originates in Greek mythology, describing the retinue of the Greek god Dionysus - the god of theater and wine. The chalice and the thyrsus staff symbolize the female and male combination.
Thiasus Productions wants to focus on producing plays with strong female characters and story lines, but never at the exclusion of men or members of the LGBTIQ community either as performing artists or as audience members.
“CRY IT OUT” by Molly Smith Metzler (This is Us, Orange is the new Black, Shameless)
This poignant new comedy throws two very different women into an unlikely, but fierce friendship. On maternity leave for the first time, Jessie and Lina tiptoe to their shared backyard for a precious coffee and a chat during naptime. Their intimacy is disturbed when a stranger asks if his wife, who seems to struggle with motherhood, could join them…
A comedy with dark edges, this play takes an honest look at the absurdities of being home with a baby, the power of female friendship, the dilemma of going back to work, and the effect class has on parenthood.
with Verena Müller, Roxana Rahnama, Lukhanyo Bele, Evelyne Tollman Werzowa
directed by Evelyne Tollmann Werzowa
produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY INC. of Woodstock, Illinois
THE EIGHT: REINDEER MONOLOGUES by Jeff Goode
December 12, 18 & 20 2018
at Spektakel Wien
A wickedly dark....dark comedy that gives you a glimpse into what happens when an institution of joy comes crashing down. Eight reindeer dish about the real Santa. All those rumors you've heard about him and the elves? About Rudolph's little secret? About Vixen's story that was leaked to the press? All true. Yes, the reindeer finally speak up and - believe us - they do not hold back!
"A dark, dark Christmas comedy. Scandal erupts at the North Pole when one of Santa's eight tiny reindeer accuses him of sexual harassment.
As mass media descends upon the event, the other members of the sleigh team demand to share their perspectives, and a horrific tale of corruption and perversion emerges, which seems to implicate everyone from the littlest elf to the tainted Saint himself.
With each deer's confession, the truth behind the shocking allegations becomes clearer and clearer. ...and murkier and murkier."
~Jeff Goode (Not suitable for children or the easily offended.)
presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Inc.
THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES by
18-20 October 2018
March 23, 24 and May 4, 5 2019
An Obie Award-winning whirlwind tour of a forbidden zone, The Vagina Monologues introduces a wildly divergent gathering of female voices, including a six-year-old girl, a septuagenarian New Yorker, a vagina workshop participant, a woman who witnesses the birth of her granddaughter, a Bosnian survivor of rape, and a feminist happy to have found a man who “liked to look at it.”
More than 200 women were questioned about their sexuality, love and relationships. Eve Ensler put it in a play and Thiasus Productions chose it to be their debut production because now, more than ever, is it important to give these women a stage and that their voices are being heard.
Verena Müller was born and raised in Vienna. During a stay at an international language school in California she had a chance to pursue her long craved passion for acting. She starred in school plays and started her acting training. Back in Vienna, Verena finished her acting studies at the Actors Workshop Vienna. Ever since she's been acting in different theater- and film productions. She was seen as 'Buhlschaft' at a production of 'Jedermann' of Bühne Weinviertel at Brandlhof in Radlbrunn. In 2018 she performed in the Bretterhaus Wien production of "Faust III" stationtheater at Castle Schleissheim near Munich. She is touring the Austrian wine-quarter with Franz Josef Weiss with a rehearsed reading and songs „Wein, Weib & Gezank“.