I Am My Own Wife

A Tasmanian Theatre Company Production

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Creative Team

Writer Doug Wright
Director  Annette Downs
Cast Robert Jarman
Set Design Rachel Lang
Sound Design Matthew Dewey

One of the most extraordinary pieces of theatre written in the last few decades I Am My Own Wife tells the true story of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf and her escape from persecution during the Second World War. What makes her story so astounding is that Charlotte was a man and she lived her defiant, distinctive life adamantly on her own terms.  As playwright Doug Wright researched this fascinating life, disturbing contradictions began to emerge, leading him to question whether Charlotte truly lived as uncompromisingly as she recalls…

Tasmanian Tour

June 29 – July 15, 2011
Eaglehawk Neck, Kettering, Franklin, Pontville, Deloraine, Miena, Scottsdale, St Helens and Swansea


Flyer (1 MB)
Program (2 MB)
Poster (334 KB)