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I am My Own Wife ()

Produced by

Canada’s National Arts Centre and Canadian Stage

Playwright: Doug Wright
Director: Robin Phillips


Bluma Appel Theatre


February 6th, 2006 – March 4th, 2006


Charlotte von Mahlsdorf is a happy, eccentric transvestite. This true story spans Charlotte’s incredible, brave lifetime during and after World War II in Germany. Her indomitable spirit inspires her not only to live her extraordinary life to the fullest, but create a beautiful museum and a safe haven for others seeking asylum. One actor plays 36 characters in this articulate, funny and poignant tour-de-force. (


Stephen Ouimette Charlotte von Mahisdorf

Creative Team

Doug Wright Playwright
Robin Phillips Director
Hisham Ali Set Designer
Hisham Ali Prop Designer
Susan Benson Costume Designer
Louise Guinand Lighting Designer
Laura Burton Composer
John Lott Sound Designer


Larry Copeland Stage Manager
Jane Vanstone Osborn Assistant Stage Manager


Craig Putt Technical Director
Tyler Devine Technical Associate
Serge Plourde Production Assistant
Mary Spyrakis Head of Properties
William Sovie Senior Props Builder
Brian Barlow Props Builder
Shelley Heebner Props Intern
Barbara E. Singer Head of Wardrobe
Sarah Kovacs Assistant to the Head of Wardrobe
Chris Root Head Electrician
Reg Taylor Head Carpenter
Douglas Parker Property Master
Aaron Hanna Sound Operator
Tim Flawn Assistant Electrician
Rob Rea Flyman