Project Description


I was Associate Producer for Doug Wright’s Pulitzer Prize-winning one-man play I AM MY OWN WIFE, a dramatic play, transferring from Broadway, opened at the Duke of York’s Theatre, London West End on November 10, 2005 and closed on December 10, 2005, with a run of 36 performances and 6 paid previews (previews began on November 4, 2005).

Jefferson Mays played 35 different characters, including the play’s creator Doug Wright, who travels to Berlin to interview Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, a transvestite who has survived the oppressive regimes of both the Nazis and the Communists. Wright is transfixed by her stories of oppressive fathers and SS officers. But Wright’s image is challenged when the German press print accusations that Charlotte was a Stasi informant.

Produced by Delphi Productions (David Richenthal, Anthony D. Marshall, Charlene T. Marshall, Francis X. Morrisey Jr., John G. Popp, Arthur Richenthal & Toby Simkin) and Presented by the Ambassador Theatre Group.

Book by Doug Wright; Consultant / Translator by Jeffrey Schneider; Produced by David Richenthal, Anthony D. Marshall and Charlene Marshall; Produced in Association with Playwrights Horizons; Associate Producer: Toby Simkin.

Directed by Moisés Kaufman; Set Design by Derek McLane; Costume Design by Janice Pytel; Sound Design by André Pluess and Associate Director: Susan Lyons.

STARRING Jefferson Mays (Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, et al.)

Assistant Set Designer: Shoko Kambara; Assistant Lighting Designer: Ted Sullivan; Associate Sound Designer: Josh Bender-Dubiel; Techincal Supervision: Crosbie Marlow Associates and Production Stage Manager: Nancy Harrington.

General Managed by Cole Kitchenn; Company Managed by James Lawson; Press Representative: Peter Thomspon Associates Ltd; Marketing Online by Toby Simkin; Promotions by Milktwosugars; Advertising by Dewynters; Assistant to Mr. Richenthal: Judy Insel; Legal Counsel: Jason Barush, Dan Wasser and Elliot Brown; Banking by Mary Anne Viafore; Insurance by Marsh USA Inc. and Elda Luisi; Payroll by Burton Greenhouse; Accounting by Robert Fried and Elliott Aranstam; Scenery Construction by Atlas Scenic; Lighting Supply by Fourth Phase and Sound Equipment by One Dream.

World premiere produced off-Broadway by Playwrights Horizons and written with support from Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford: Artistic Director, Leslie Marcus: Managing Director); A workshop was presented by La Jolla Playhouse (Des McAnuff, Artistic Director & Terrence Dwyer, Managing Director); A workshop of this play was presented by About Face Theatre (Eric Rosen, Artistic Director). This play was made possible by funds granted to the author through a program supported by Amblin Entertainment Inc.; This play was developed in part with the support of The Sundance Theatre Laboratory; A workshop of this play was presented in association with Museum of Contemporary Art; For their aid in the development of this play, the producers wish to thank Tectonic Theater Project.