Stand Still & Look Stupid - Written by Mike Broemmel & Starring Emily Ebertz

Stand Still & look Stupid - A play in three acts

Hedy Lamarr: Iconic Actor and Genius Inventor

From Hollywood and into History -- The True Story of Hedy Lamarr


Hedy Lamarr. As a 19-year old girl she revolutionized the film industry as the first woman in a mainstream movie to be portrayed in sexual rapture. 

Hedy Lamarr. At the height of her Hollywood career, she developed technology that made her one of the most important inventors in all of history. 

The Most Beautiful Girl in the World


 At the time of the Nazi annexation of Austria, Hedy Lamarr fled to the United States. Within a couple of years, she became one of the most talked-about actors on the silver screen. After her first U.S. motion picture, Lamarr was known as “the most beautiful girl in the world,” a moniker she would carry throughout her career . She made over 20 Hollywood films before leaving the industry and living most of the rest of her life in seclusion. 

Inventor Who Revolutionized Global Communications


Spread spectrum technology, conceived by Hedy Lamarr, is indispensable for wireless communication. Her invention is described as the backbone of the digital communications age … from mobile phones to WiFi to GPS to Bluetooth to the barcode scanner at the market … and countless other technologies. Global communication exists … because of a woman once best known as the most beautiful girl in the world.  

Special Thanks to Colorado Creative Industries & NEA

Colorado Creative Industries and the National Endowment for the Arts awarded a grant to playwright Mike Broemmel to broaden the public exposure of his play Stand Still and Look Stupid. Another happy outcome of this generous support has been markedly increasing the number of people who are seeing the plays of the Iconic Women Theatre Series on public stages and in schools.



Congratulations to Actor Emily Ebertz

Emily Ebertz continues to garner standing ovations and tremendous acclaim for her vibrant portrayal of Hedy Lamarr in Stand Still & Look Stupid. She begins her second year in the lead role of the Colorado/USA production of Stand Still & Look Stupid.


Congratulations to Our Playwright

Mike Broemmel, the playwright behind Stand Still & Look Stupid, the life story of Hedy Lamarr, was honored with a grant from Colorado Creative Industries and the National Endowment for the Arts for his work on bringing the life story of Hedy Lamarr to the stage. Proceeds from the grant will be used to broaden the reach of Stand Still & Look Stupid across the United States and Europe. 

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