Project Description

I Am My Own Wife (London)

I Am My Own Wife (West End)

Doug Wright’s Pulitzer Prize-winning one-man play I AM MY OWN WIFE, transferring from Broadway, opened at the Duke of York’s Theatre, London West End for a limited engagement to open 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).

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

Book by Doug Wright; Consultant / Translated by Jeffrey Schneider.

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 playing 35 characters, including 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; Online Marketing 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.


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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.

Doug Wright's I Am My Own Wife (London's West End) starring Jefferson Mays