Matthew is currently working on the sound design for the Tasmania Theatre Company’s production I am my own wife.
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.
Charlotte survived two of the most repressive regimes of the 20th Century – the Nazis and the East German Communists – courageously providing refuge for Berlin’s avant-garde.
Charlotte wore a simple black dress and a string of pearls in plain sight, staggeringly unique in a time of conformity.
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…
I Am My Own Wife showcases the mastery of outstanding Tasmanian actor Robert Jarman. Playing nearly forty characters, Jarman treads the ﬁne line between reality and impossibility that makes Charlotte’s story so vividly theatrical and completely engrossing.
The World Premiere season of I Am My Own Wife won 14 major awards including 2 Tony Awards and a Pulitzer Prize.
May 14 – 23
Backspace Theatre, Theatre Royal
Subscription packages currently available – see www.tastheatre.com for more information.
Single tickets for I Am My Own Wife go on sale April 6 through the Theatre Royal Box Office (www.theatreroyal.com.au)
WRITER: Doug Wright
DIRECTOR: Annette Downs
CAST: Robert Jarman
DESIGNER: Rachel Lang
LIGHTING DESIGNER: Danny Pettingill
SOUND DESIGNER: Matthew Dewey