- WE REGRET THAT THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED -
focuses on the double standards of society, back then as well as today. It´s
protagonist is Käthe Petersen, a social worker during WWII who persecuted women
not living up to her ideal image of womanhood. Her method of re-educating
‘fallen women’ included forced sterilization, forced labour and forced
placement. In her fight against venereal diseases she targeted only women while
the state installed brothels everywhere: the military training grounds, the
front and even in concentration camps. Female sexuality was ether suppressed or
utilized. Against the backdrop of the
historical figure of Käthe Petersen TABOO puts the concept of female sexual
self-determination up for discussion. After the show the audience is invited to
an open exchange with the performer Karin Schmid, an Austrian writer and actress.
TABOO had a successful run in Austria - where it won the Dramatic Award from the region Upper Austria - and at Brighton Fringe, Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2019 and Adelaide Fringe 2020.