November 4, 2016 - December 10, 2016
About Face Theatre presents a reimagining of Doug Wright's I Am My Own Wife
, the Tony, Pulitzer Prize and Lambda Literary Award-winning play first developed at AFT back in 2003. Traditionally staged as a one-person play performed by a male actor, this new exploration will feature transgender actress Delia Kropp with two additional actors. I Am My Own Wife
is based on the true story of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf (born Lothar Berfelde) who, against all odds, hid from the Nazi and Communist regimes in East Berlin in plain sight dressed a woman. About Face’s new production will frame Charlotte’s story through a transgender lens, celebrating transvisibility through the life story of one of the most fascinating transgender women in historical record.