III International Monodrama Festival THESPIS
2 - 9 March, 2003, Kiel / Germany
symposium and workshop



Elizabeth Hess – USA

"My first language was music", declares an impassioned Elizabeth Hess dressed in the traditional costume of the devout Mennonite faith. This is only the first outlet for her passionate fervor. Sex, drugs and rock'n'roll are soon to follow in this journey through repression and release. Eyes gleaming, Hess ecstatically recounts her life story, barely pausing for breath as she throws herself headlong into tales of debauched rebellion, and as the show progresses, her formal attire is stripped away to reveal a woman finally at peace with her identity and her faith. Invigorating from start to finish, this one-woman show is a compelling experience. Elizabeth Hess performed in theatres on and off-Broadway to huge critical acclaim. She was involved in several television-productions and writes stage plays of which BIRTH RITE is internationally most successful.

Duration: 60 minutes (without a break)

Language: English

Monday, 03.03., 18.30, DIE PUMPE