“I rediscovered my love for surfing. I LOVE IT. It makes me feel at peace and it is the perfect time-out. Of course, I don´t look very graceful on a board (yet) but it is all about the fun and the balance in life.”
WHO: Karin Schmid: writer, producer, performer
WHAT: “A fictitious talk show with a live audience, featuring a guest from the afterlife. Impossible? Maybe exactly as impossible as the image of the ideal woman, a topic that the play seeks to address. The highlight of the evening: Käthe Petersen. A seemingly selfless social worker who was active between the years 1932 and 1966 in Germany. Behind the facade of medals lies a bottomless pit… Against the backdrop of this historical figure, we put concepts such as female sexual self-determination up for discussion.”
WHERE: Sweet Novotel – Novotel 2 (Venue 188)
WHEN: 14:15 (60 min)
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Is this your first time to Edinburgh?
It has been a dream of mine to perform at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for a while. So I visited Edinburgh last summer to get a feeling for the Festival before actually participating and I think it helped in terms of preparation and I am now super excited to be here for the full run.
What’s the biggest thing to have happened to you since Festivals ’18?
I was very proud that for the very first time a play I had written, had been translated into English – this is how TABU became TABOO, and I started to prepare my tour to Brighton and Edinburgh. 2018 I also rediscovered my love for surfing. I LOVE IT. It makes me feel at peace and it is the perfect time-out. Of course, I don´t look very graceful on a board (yet) but it is all about the fun and the balance in life.
Tell us about your show.
I wrote TABOO after stumbling over an article about a little known but very influential woman during the NAZI era and beyond. She fascinated me so much, that I started researching and one year later, I had a one-woman-show on my hands. It is special to me, as it gives victims of that time a voice and unravels a part of history, that has been widely overlooked but still has an influence on what we expect in women today.
What should your audience see at the festivals after they’ve seen your show?
There are a lot of amazing one-woman-shows at the EdFringe this year. I have seen a view and my favorites are “Love Bites” which is a mix of cabaret and variety beautifully performed by Fifi Larouge and “Brandi Alexander” by Tatiana Pavela which moved me deeply as it takes a brutally honest look at the aftermath of rape.
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