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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.
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!
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.”
At school I never quite knew what I wanted to do when I grow up. After finishing school I thought a stay at an international language school in California would spark my mind. And indeed, after starring in the school's Christmas play I had finally found my long hidden passion for acting. I continued with professional acting studies and have been acting ever since in theater- and film productions in both German and English. When, after numerous auditions over the years, I was hardly getting any of my dream roles, I realised I just had to create my own. Hence in 2018 I founded 'Thiasus Productions' with the intention of producing female driven English plays and giving other fabulous actors the chance to shine. As artistic & creative director and actress I try to find plays that are both story and character driven. After producing and acting in all of our productions so far, I've come to realize that I love the producing part, from picking a play, casting, bringing the play onto stage, as much as I love acting.