Original titleI AM MY OWN WIFE
Cast1 total (1 M)
Variable cast sizeNo
RepresentationNordic representation
TranslatorMagnus Lindman
LanguagesSwedish, Norwegian, Icelandic
In 2004, Dough Wright won the Pulitzer Prize for this riveting monologue drama about the German transvestite Charlotte von Mahlsdorf who survived both Nazism and Communism. The play is built on interviews distributed over several years with Charlotte. It is an exciting and unpleasant journey into both the beautiful and the horrible aspects of the human psyche. A male actor depicts Charlotte’s fate through 40 characters; from the upbringing in Berlin during the 2nd World War, to her life in the post war years in East Berlin. Biologically, she was born as a man, but she felt like a woman. With courage and integrity she fought for her right to be herself. Actually who was Charlotte? What is gender and who decides what gender we are? The play has enjoyed vast success throughout the most of the world. In 2004 it won prizes: Tony Awards, Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Drama Desk Awards, Lucelle Lortel Awards, Outer Critics Circle Awards, Drama League Award, Theatre World Awards, Obie Awards.