Mittwoch, 27. Januar 2021, 16:00 - 17:30 iCal

Women at Work: Käthe Leichter and Marie Jahoda

Theatre Performance by portraittheater | 10th Marie Jahoda Winter School of Sociology "Research and Activism"


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Kaethe Leichter (1895 - 1942) and Marie Jahoda (1907 - 2001) were two Austrian pioneers in the 1920s and 1930s in researching and writing on the condition of work, unemployment and gender pay inequality. Both were political activists who opposed the rise of fascism in Austria. Their life-memories and important achievements of their work are at the centre of the play “Arbeit, lebensnah – Käthe Leichter und Marie Jahoda” (engl. title “Women at work) directed by Sandra Schüddekopf. During this exciting 95-minutes play Anita Zieher as Kaethe Leichter and Brigitta Waschnig as Marie Jahoda portray these two women, against a backdrop of politically moving times. The Viennese company portraittheater produced the play in 2018 and toured with it in Europe and in the USA.

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Institut für Soziologie, digit, AK Wien, portraittheater, Theater Drachengasse


Irene Rieder
Institut für Soziologie, Universität Wien
+43 (0)1 4277 49250