Stefanie Sourial

Nachlass (2023)

Stefanie Sourial’s cabaret deals with the baggage that comes with a cultural trust fund (“Nachlass”). She guides the audience through her journey as a descendant of Egyptian pharaohs all the way down the social ladder to a childhood as a perceived foreigner in rural Austria and the struggles of making a livelihood as an artist in Vienna. Sourial shows how nuanced and complex privilege and inferiority really are, and how they are often just different sides of one coin. She offers practical exercises in destabilizing your perception and your comfort zone.

Stefanie Sourial (1981) is a performance artist. Her work is anti-racist, queer, and sociocritical, combining two modes of storytelling: the historical and the personal, with a constant focus on the political. From 2009 to 2015, Sourial was a performer in Katrina Daschnerʼs queer-feminist Club Burlesque Brutal. Since 2017, she has been part of the stand-up ensemble PCCC* (Politically Correct Comedy Club). Her solo projects have premiered at Viennaʼs brut, among other venues. Sourial lives in Vienna.

Commissioned and produced by steirischer herbst ʼ23

7.10., 21:00
8.10., 19:00

Forum Stadtpark (basement)
​Stadtpark 1
8010 Graz  ♿

18/14 euros per evening

Duration: 45 min.


In German

Commissioned and produced by steirischer herbst ʼ23