Sarah Greenman's play journeys deep inside the mind and media of Leni Riefenstahl to discover why art can be a dangerous business.
Riefenstahl's career was shadowed by her history as a documentary maker for Germany's Third Reich in the 1930s. Often called Hitler's propagandist, she disclaimed knowledge of or any responsibility for the Holocaust, saying in 1997 to the New York Times, "I did not know what was going on. I did not know anything about those things."
Leni illuminates the question of artists responsibility, delving into personal struggles Riefenstahl undoubtedly faced as she continued to insist to her last interview that art and politics are separate and that what she did was in the world of art.
The Show will be performed at two separate venues:
Erickson Theatre Off Broadway (through July 27)1524 Harvard Ave, Seattle
Broadway Performance Hall (starting July 31)1625 Broadway Ave, Seattle