PHOTO CALL: I Am My Own Wife: Playing Dress Up

News   PHOTO CALL: I Am My Own Wife: Playing Dress Up In the new play by Doug Wright, a playwright finds he must come to terms with the astonishing true story of a fascinating and complex World War II-era eccentric who duped both the Nazis and the Communists…by wearing a dress. Moises Kaufman (The Laramie Project) directs.

Jefferson Mays as Charlotte von Mahlsdorf in the La Jolla Playhouse workshop production of  I Am My Own Wife.
Jefferson Mays as Charlotte von Mahlsdorf in the La Jolla Playhouse workshop production of I Am My Own Wife.

The workshop of I Am My Own Wife was the inaugural production of the La Jolla Playhouse's Page to Stage program, which focuses on developing new works. The one-man show begins previews for its world premiere at Playwrights Horizons in New York City in May. Doug Wright penned Quills, which featured Mays. Currently, About Face Theatre in Chicago is producing (in association with Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art) the final workshop of the piece before it arrives at Playwrights Horizons.

Photos by Russell Caldwell.

BOTTOM: Jefferson Mays as Charlotte von Mahlsdorf in the La Jolla Playhouse workshop production of I Am My Own Wife, which precedes the world premiere at Playwrights Horizons's mainstage in May.
 

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