A beautiful tribute!”
NEW YORK THEATRE NOW
Grand and epic. A lively, fascinating and touching creation. I highly recommend Felicitas!”
A performance that engages our emotions, respects our intelligence and leaves us uplifted.”
The true story of a spunky, tough-love Austrian infant nurse who escapes the Third Reich to nurture order in American society one baby at a time. Libby Skala performs the story of her great-aunt in this celebration of love, discipline and the nobility of a life in service. Featuring original mandolin music performed by Steven May.
New York actress Libby Skala has charmed audiences internationally with her critically-acclaimed solo plays Lilia!*, about her Oscar-nominated actress grandmother Lilia Skala; A Time to Dance, about her great aunt, Austrian modern dancer and award-winning dance therapy pioneer Elizabeth Polk; and Felicitas, about her great aunt Felicitas Sofer, a tough-love Austrian baby nurse.
Her third show, Felicitas, was performed at Emerging Artists Theatre One Woman Standing Festival in New York City, at The New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC) directed by Janice L. Goldberg, and at Performing Art Centers and Universities across the United States.
Libby’s non-solo work includes appearing with Rosemary Harris, Marian Seldes, Elizabeth Ashley, Jayne Atkinson, Ronald Rand and David Margulies, reading from books published by The Feminist Press at the Jewish Museum in New York. Regionally, she played the role of Viola in Twelfe Night at the St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival in Canada; and in Value of Names directed by Jeffrey Sweet at Theatre J in Washington, DC. She makes appearances in the award-winning film festival hit Dogs in the Basement aka Unscrewed, and in Jonathan Glazer’s Birth, starring Nicole Kidman.