Theatre Performance: ALMA WHO? - Maxi Blaha plays Alma Mahler

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Theatre Performance: ALMA WHO? - Maxi Blaha plays Alma Mahler

  • Wed 5 Apr 2023
  • 7:00PM

We are delighted to welcome the acclaimed Austrian actress Maxi Blaha, presenting her one-woman theatre show Alma Who? I Won’t Allow Posterity to Look into My Posterior for the first time in London. The unsparing homage to Alma Mahler-Werfel, grande dame and femme fatale, affords an unusual 'museal' stage to one of the central personalities of Viennese Modernism.

Following international tours with her stage solos about Bertha von Suttner and Emilie Flöge, Maxi Blaha is now focusing on the artist’s muse Alma Mahler, presenting her in a completely new light.

Join us and experience Alma Mahler being brought to life by stage artist Maxi Blaha and musician Georg Buxhofer in a fascinating way that looks far beyond her role as a source of inspiration to famous artists of Modernism, including musicians, painters, architects and writers.

The play was written by Penny Black, award-winnig translator of the works of Elfriede Jelinek.

This performance will be presented in English.


Idea and performance: Maxi Blaha
Text: Penny Black
Music: Georg Buxhofer

Maxi Blaha was born in Vienna and studied Music and Art at the Vienna University of Performing Arts and the Mozarteum University in Salzburg. She took singing training with Klaus Ofczarek and Althea Bridges and worked with Robert Lewis in New York. Longtime company Member at the Vienna Burgtheater. Lead engagements at the theatres of Coburg, Tuebingen in Germany, Vienna, Linz and leading part at the “Purim Spil” (European Cultural Capital). Her English solo pieces were invited to renowned festivals and theatres in New York, London, Paris, Sydney, Auckland, Teheran, Rome, Oslo, Tokio.

In 2021 Blaha was shooting the film adaption of Arthur Miller’s last short story “The Performance” directed by Shira Piven alongside with Robert Carlyle and Jeremy Piven and she is currently working on the latest TATORT crime series with renowned Austrian director Sabine Derflinger.


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