November 15 - 18, 2018
Inventing life as they go along…
I AM MY OWN WIFE by Doug Wright
Directed by Jackson Cooper
Featuring Brian Westbrook
Location: Umstead Park UCC, Raleigh. 8208 Brownleigh Drive, 27617. All seats $15.
Charlotte von Mahlsdorf wants nothing more than to live as a woman. Against the backdrop of World War II Europe, Doug Wright explores definitions of identity and gender by using more than 30 characters—all played by one actor—to piece together Charlotte's controversial life. Winner: 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Tony Award for Best Play.
Charlotte von Mahlsdorf was caught up in the most harrowing dramas of 20th century Europe, surviving both the Nazis and the Communists. I Am My Own Wife is their exquisitely written autobiography where they reveal their lifelong pursuit of sexual liberty. The memoirs of a Berliner, the story of the wonderful Gründerzeit museum, a look at German culture from the point of view of a permanent outsider, Charlotte’s tale, like their life, is a surprising and provocative weave of sex, politics, and history.
The Mission of JTP:
The mission of The Justice Theater Project is to produce compelling theater experiences that create community dialogue and give voice to social concerns.
The Vision of JTP:
The vision of The Justice Theater project is to connect, inspire and impact our community through engaging performing arts outreach, education and advocacy.
Core Values of JTP:
• Diversity, inclusion and equity
• Dignity, humility and respect
• Mindfulness of mission
• Artistic excellence and integrity of process
• Community engagement and collaboration