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REMEMBRANCE YEAR 2018: PERFORMANCE
TUESDAY FEB 13, 07:30 PM
Lilia Skala, Austria’s first female architect, fled Nazism and worked her way out of a New York zipper factory to an acting career culminating in an Oscar nomination for her performance in Lilies of the Field. Libby Skala captures her grandmother’s indomitable spirit in a heart-warming one-woman show that explores the influence a grandmother can have on a young woman’s life.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Libby Skala (playwright/actress) has enchanted audiences internationally with critically acclaimed solo plays about her notable Austrian family members: Lilia!, about her grandmother, Oscar-nominated actress Lilia Skala, A Time to Dance, about her dance therapy pioneering great aunt Elizabeth Polk, and Felicitas, about her great aunt Lizi, a tough-love baby nurse. Lilia! ran off-Broadway, produced by Mirror Repertory Company, and ran 3-weeks in London, sponsored by the Austrian Cultural Forum London. A Time to Dance won "Best Solo Performer Award" at the London Fringe Festival. Felicitas received rave reviews at FringeNYC and at Freight & Salvage in Berkeley. All three shows have toured internationally. Libby’s newest play Irena Sendler: Rescuing the Rescuer premiered at the London Fringe Festival.
Libby's non-solo work includes readings with Rosemary Harris and Marian Seldes from books published by The Feminist Press at the Jewish Museum in NYC. Regionally, she played Viola in Twelfth Night at St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival. Film work includes Birth with Nicole Kidman. Libby is a graduate of Oberlin College and is an award recipient of The Pandella Cultural Fund in Switzerland. www.LibbySkala.com