Tectonic Theater Project

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I AM MY OWN WIFE

By Doug Wright

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Winner of the 2004 Tony Award for Best Play and Best Actor (Jefferson Mays), I Am My Own Wife is the true story of Charlotte Von Mahlsdorf, Berlin’s most famous transvestite, who survived two of the most oppressive regimes of the 20th century, the Nazis and the Communists, in a dress. The play was written by Doug Wright (author of Quills) after gathering hundreds of hours of interviews with Charlotte in the early 90s.

 

Directed by Moisés Kaufman and created using Tectonic’s devised theater technique, Moment Work, the play was workshopped at Sundance Theater Lab then transferred to Playwrights Horizons and finally to Broadway. I Am My Own Wife is the recipient of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

 

 

 

“A true tour de force. Jefferson Mays gives a thoroughly mesmerizing performance. Doug Wright’s fascinating new play, with its breathtaking story and diamond-sharp direction by Moisés Kaufman, is the most stirring new work on Broadway.”

-The New York Times

“The dramatic event of the year… Marvelous… Wright [has] deftly and poetically captured this outré, complex and courageous person… Amazing.”

-New York Post

“A play of considerable moral gravity… Outstanding”

-The Wall Street Journal

Cast

Jefferson Mays

Charlotte Von Mahlsdorf

Creative Team

DOUG WRIGHT (Playwright)
JEFFREY SCHNEIDER (Consultant/Tranlator)
MOISÉS KAUFMAN (Director)
DEREK MCLANE (Set Design)
DAVID J. LANDER (Lighting Design)
JANICE PYTEL (Costume Design)
ANDRE PLUESS (Sound Design)
BEN SUSSMAN (Sound Design)
NICO ASSOCIATE INC. (General Manager)
JAMES LAWSON (Company Manager)
ANDREA “SPOOK” TESTANI (Production Stage Manager)
ARTHUR SICCARDI (Production Supervisor)
THEA BRADSHAW GILLIES (Assistant Stage Manager)