Performing Charlotte Von Mahlsdorf in a staged reading
Tuesday, April 26th, 7 p.m.
DankHaus German American Cultural Center
This is the first time I've ever created an acting opportunity for myself. An experiment that may, in time, proceed from this one-shot staged reading to a full production.
Months ago, it occurred to me that the most famous transgender character in modern theatre had never actually been performed professionally by a trans actress.
Though she referred to herself as "transvestite", Charlotte lived 24/7 as a female. By our modern understanding of gender, she was clearly transgender, identifying as a female.