I AM MY OWN WIFE

 

 


Jefferson Mays

Jefferson Mays

New York: I Am My Own Wife (Playwrights Horizons); Moe's Lucky Seven (Playwrights Horizons); Lydie Breeze; Quills; Culture of Desire (New York Theatre Workshop); Orestes (En Garde Arts); Bella, Belle of Byelorussia (WPA). Regional: I Am My Own Wife, About Face Theatre (La Jolla Playhouse, Sundance Theatre Institute); Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (Williamstown Theatre Festival); Misalliance, The Importance of Being Earnest, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (Long Wharf Theatre); The Beauty Part (Yale Repertory); The Importance of Being Earnest, Not Suitable for Children, The Cherry Orchard (McCarter); Peter Pan, The Winter's Tale, She Stoops to Conquer, The Woman in Black, The Lover, The Show-Off, Triumph of Love, Servant of Two Masters (Center Stage); Tartuffe, The Importance of Being Earnest, Fortinbras, Twelfth Night, Life During Wartime, Macbeth (La Jolla); Hamlet (San Diego Repertory); Miss Julie, Private Lives (Actors Theatre of Louisville); Outward Bound (Westport Country Playhouse). Film/television: Kinsey, Alfie and Memoirs of My Nervous Illness are to be released; Cousin Bette, Low Life, Some Folks Call It a Sling Blade, Hudson River Blues, Grey Night, "Liberty!," "Benjamin Franklin," "The Federalist Papers." Awards: Obie (1994), Drama-Logue (1997), Patte (2001), Garland (2001). Education: Yale (B.A.), UCSD (M.F.A.)
 

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I am my own wife by Doug Wright on broadway, lyceum theatre.  Starring Jefferson Mays, Directed by Moises Kaufamn. I Am My Own Wife: Based on a true story, and inspired by interviews conducted by the playwright over several years, I AM MY OWN WIFE tells the fascinating tale of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, a real-life German transvestite who managed to survive the Nazi onslaught as well as the following, repressive Communist regime. The one-man play stars Obie-Award winner Jefferson Mays as over 40 characters, including the controversial figure herself and the American writer who becomes intrigued by her.