Not long after the fall of the Berlin Wall, playwright Doug Wright began a conversation with Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, an elegant and eccentric 65-year-old German transvestite who, against all odds, navigated a path between the Nazi’s and East German Secret Police — in a pair of high heels. Wright uses more than 30 characters—all played by a single actor—to piece together Charlotte’s controversial life. A profound story of survival. Starring John Tufts.
John is thrilled to be in Santa Barbara for his ETC debut. Theater: In 12 seasons with the Tony Award-winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival: Hal/Henry V in Henry IV pts. 1, 2, and Henry V, The Cocoanuts, Animal Crackers, The Cherry Orchard Into the Woods, Equivocation (also Arena Stage, Seattle Rep), Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Belle’s Stratagem, and many more; The Guthrie Theater: The Cocoanuts. Marin Theatre Company: Seagull; PlayMakers Repertory Company: The Glass Menagerie; Off-Broadway: Ensemble Studio Theater: Virtual Meditation. Mint Theatre: Fashions for Men. Film/Television: “Bad Teacher,” “Fashions for Men” (PBS), Dangers of a Broken Car, BAQ-132. Awards: Arthur Kennedy Award for Acting. Training: B.F.A., Carnegie Mellon University