Interactive Performance Meet Hannah Arendt!

Meet Hannah Arendt! Image 2300x1000 © Studio Werken

Sun, 05/08/2022


Goethe-Institut Washington @ The Liz

Presented with support from the Friends of the Goethe-Institut (FoGI)

The Goethe-Institut and director Natsu Onoda Power present an interactive performance. Audience members will encounter five Hannahs — five performers embodying Hannah Arendt at five different stages of her life. She may be a sassy child reading Kant; she may be a new emigre to the US, having escaped Nazi Germany; she may be a well-respected professor facing controversy for her newest book. You are invited to sit with the Hannahs, and to discuss all manners of topics, big or small, public or private, historical or contemporary.

Saturday, 7 May at 7PM
Sunday, 8 May at 2PM
Dana Andersen, Melissa Carter, Fatima Dyfan, Vanessa Gilbert, Natsu Onoda Power
David Higgins, Ben Sullivan
RSVP Natsu Onoda Power, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Program in Theater and Performance Studies. As a playwright/ adapter, recent credits include Thumbelina (Imagination Stage), The Lathe of Heaven (Spooky Action Theater/ Georgetown University), The T Party (writer/ director, Forum Theatre, Company One Theatre), A Trip to the Moon (writer/ director/ illustrator, Synetic Theatre), Astro Boy and the God of Comics (writer/ director, The Studio Theatre; Company One Theatre). Directing credits include Baltimore Centerstage, the Studio Theater, Theater J, Company One Theater, among others. Her set design has been seen at Company One, Imagination Stage, Forum Theatre, Synetic Theatre, and The Hub Theatre, among others. On Georgetown campus, she has adapted/ directed Wind Me Up Maria! A Go-go Musical, War with the Newts (adapted from Karek Capek), On the Origin of Species (adapted from Charles Darwin), The Omnivore’s Dilemma (adapted from Michael Pollan), Madness and Civilization (adapted from Michel Foucault), and other productions. Prof. Onoda Power holds a Ph.D. in Performance Studies from Northwestern University.