Seriously Now! a confessional comedy performance with literary translator and writer Petra Kindler

Europe Direct
Event Information

Date: 21 Mar 2014
Time: 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Europe Direct Centre: Waterford Library
Location: Waterford City Library

Event Description



Seriously Now!

A confessional comedy performance by literary translator and writer Petra Kindler on the joys and perils of cross-cultural creative work, on surviving homemade hurricanes – and on the challenging concept of laughing with a German.

“Petra Kindler’s one woman show was a highlight for me. Her wit, insight and comic timing was impeccable …!”(Mary Grehan, Novelist)

“…like an express cross-section through human experience. It was warm, witty, touching and delivered with performance ability.”(T.V. Honan, Director Spraoi Festival Waterford)

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Petra Kindler worked as a Creative Director in one of Hamburg’s major ad agencies before going freelance and moving to Waterford in 2000. She has since made a name for herself translating literature, including Sebastian Barry’s novel “On Canaan’s Side” and “The Forgotten Waltz” by Anne Enright. Petra is also a freelance dramaturge and playwright with award-winning theatre company “Cactus”. Her latest play, a comedy with and about migrants in Germany, premiered in February 2014. Petra’s passion for comedy culminated in the surprise success of her one-woman show “Seriously Now!”, first performed as part of Waterford Writers’ Weekend 2013, during which, according to one arts reviewer, she “held the audience in the palm of her hand.”

Free event hosted by Waterford Europe Direct Information Centre.

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