OCP's "I Am My Own Wife" Tells Gripping Story in Unique Way - Natalie Weiss Explains on KIOS-FM
The Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning true story about Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, an East Berlin transgender woman who survived two of the most repressive totalitarian regimes in history—the Nazis and the Soviets—while openly flouting gender norms. Born to a brutal Nazi father, Charlotte went on to become a highly celebrated antiques collector and curator of her own museum. An incredible tale—with one actor playing 35 different roles—filled with intrigue, danger and conspiracy that examines the balance between morality and survival.
The role has almost always been played by cisgender men. Omaha Community Playhouse felt that it was absolutely essential to cast a transgender woman in this role for the sake of trans visibility and allowing trans folks to tell their own stories. They found Lincoln, Nebraska actress Natalie Weiss.
Natalie took time out of her busy rehearsal schedule to chat with Mike Hogan “Live & Local” about the show and the impact spending time inside the character of Charlotte has had on her.
More information about tickets and showtimes can be found at https://www.omahaplayhouse.com/tickets/view/wife/