“Mesmerising… Fascinating… beautifully directed evening of truly entertaining theatre.” (Stage Noise)
I Am My Own Wife is an engrossing, touching and thought provoking piece of theatre that deals with queer history and celebrates queer spirit in incredible times of repression. It is a play about strength, about the refusal to be marginalized or silenced, and a story about bravery – how a person can choose to live a life of non- convention and still survive two of the most repressive regimes ever inflicted upon humanity.
Ultimately it is a story about identity. Wrestling with the difficult issue of truth and how to reconcile your hopes and aspirations with reality, I Am My Own Wife is a very human experience that tells the story of a real human being, the real life of an actual survivor. It not only provides an opportunity for a tour-de-force solo performance, but simultaneously gives a voice and sense of history to the queer community in a time period where queer history has otherwise been quite silent.
I Am My Own Wife is a compelling, timely and entertaining story that asks its audience to reconsider preconceived ideas and continues the social conversation surrounding the transgender community in contemporary society.
2004 ORIGINAL PRODUCTION AWARDS:
- 2004 Drama Desk Award for Best New Play
- 2004 Drama League Award for Best Play
- 2004 Lucille Lortel Awards Outstanding Solo Show
- 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
- 2004 Tony Award for Best Play
- 2004 Tony Award for Best Lead Actor in a Play - Jefferson Mays
- 2004 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play
- 2004 Lambda Literary Award for Drama
2015 AUSTRALIAN PRODUCTION AWARDS
- 2015 Sydney Theatre Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Play - Ben Gerrard (Nom)