Events | Theater Play: Women at Work - Käthe Leichter and Marie Jahoda

Los Angeles | April 11, 2019 | 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

USC Libraries, Max Kade Institute of Austrian-German-Swiss Studies at USC, and Villa Aurora present:

Women at Work: Käthe Leichter and Marie Jahoda

This play highlights the life and achievements of Käthe Leichter (1895–1942) and Marie Jahoda (1907–2001), two Austrian pioneers researching and writing about unemployment, work and gender pay inequality in the 1920s and 1930s. Both women were political activists who opposed the rise of fascism and the Nazis in Austria, and the play portrays them against a backdrop of politically turbulent times.


“Women at Work – Käthe Leichter and Marie Jahoda” is directed by Sandra Schüddekopf, with Anita Zieher as Käthe Leichter and Brigitta Waschnig as Marie Jahoda.

This performance at Villa Aurora is part of a U.S. tour of the show by the Viennese company portraittheater.

Villa Aurora, 520 Paseo Miramar, Los Angeles, CA 90272

Street Parking is available on Los Liones Drive. Shuttle service starts at 6:30 pm from Los Liones Drive, off Sunset Boulevard two blocks North East of Pacific Coast Highway. Please do not park on the Topanga State Park Lot!


Admission is free, however RSVP is required at 310.454.4231 or


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