On November 19, 2014 the Austrian Cultural Forum Washington hosted the Austrian Actress Maxi Blaha for her monologue "Soul of Fire - She fought for peace".
The Austrian suffragette and first Nobel Peace Price winner Bertha von Suttner is the central figure of the performance, portrayed in deliberately and chronologically chosen chapters, contrasts and episodes.
From passionate humanitarian engagement to dramatic love-affairs, the heroine's life's vicissitudes were presented in a moving, yet humorous manner.
Accompanied by guitar music, Maxi Blaha spoke and sung about the political, psychological and emotional aspects of Suttner´s life. Based upon scientific research, the play showed that the visions and ideals of Berta von Suttner are still valid to date.