Winner of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize, the 2004 Tony Award, the 2004 Drama Desk Award, the 2004 Outer Critics Circle Award and the 2004 Lucille Lortel Award.
Based on a true story, and inspired by interviews conducted by the playwright over sevearl years, 'I Am My Own Wife" tells the fascinating tale of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, a real-life German transvestite who managed to survive both the Nazi onslaught and the repressive East German communist regime.
" 'I Am My Own Wife' is the most stirring new work to appear on Broadway this fall... both moving and intellectually absorbing." -The New York Times
"Its performance by Jefferson Mays was the most impressive work I've ever seen done on stage. The endurance of von Mahlsdorf is nearly not to be believed, save for the expert dramaturgy and finesse of the playwright." -Jack