Performance at the Nuffield Theatre

Lancaster will première this stage monologue portraying parallels in the works of Elfriede Jelinek and Ingeborg Bachmann. Staged as a musical and theatrical double portrait, the play illustrates the exciting intersections between these women writers. Austrian Nobel Prize winner Elfriede Jelinek wrote about Ingeborg Bachmann and provided the texts exclusively for the actress Maxi Blaha. Together with material from the novel Malina by Ingeborg Bachmann, the Jelinek texts have been woven into an engaging theatrical monologue. The performance then tours a number of other stages and is funded by the Austrian Cultural Forum (London).

Workshops and Lecture

This performance event will be accompanied by two workshops and a lecture, all of which are featured events at this year’s Hear Me Roar feminist festival. The workshops are generously supported by an Impact and Knowledge Exchange grant from Lancaster University.  On Tuesday 2 May, Prof. Allyson Fiddler (DeLC) and Dr. Karen Jürs-Munby (LICA) will give a short introductory lecture. This will be followed by a translation workshop in the afternoon of 2 May. This event is not just for German speakers but for those interested in literary translation/in translating drama or in becoming a translator.  On Wednesday 3 May (a.m.), there will be a dramaturgy workshop exploring the staging of women’s voices.  

We are looking forward to welcoming the following participants in our workshops: Maxi Blaha and Simon Raab (performers); Verena Humer (dramaturg; video link); Liz Duggan (Lancaster Arts); Penny Black (translator and President of the Dramaturgs’ Network) and Jozefina Komporaly (member of the Institute of Translation and Interpretation and the Society of Authors).

To register to attend the free introductory lecture and translation workshop on Tuesday 2 May, click here.

To register to attend the free dramaturgy workshop on Wednesday 3 May, click here.

Please contact Allyson Fiddler for further information.

Click here to see how to book your ticket for the performance of ‘I Exist Only as a Reflection’ in the Nuffield Theatre (Tues 2 May).


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