Hitler's Tasters

Three times a day, every day, a group of young women have the opportunity to die for their country. They are Adolph Hitler's food tasters. And what do girls discuss as they wait to see if they will live through another meal? Like all girls, throughout time, they gossip and dream, they question and dance. They want to love, laugh, and above all, they want to survive.

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Hitler's Tasters

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  • New Light Theater Project:
    23 May. 2020
    We had the great pleasure of producing this play at IRT Theater (NYC), 59E59 Theater (NYC) and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, as well as supporting the presentation of our production at North Shore Performing Arts Center (Chicago) & Electric Lodge (LA). Hands down, this is one of our company's most successful shows to date, and that is because the writing smartly blends comedy with pathos in a way that shocks the audience. Laughter turns to stunned silence in an instant, and the anachronistic nature of the writing adds a powerful punch. Bonus: Michelle is a dream to work with.
  • Brian James Polak:
    17 Jul. 2019
    This play is smart, funny, and surprisingly moving. The intentional use of anachronisms was a brilliant way to connect a story from WWII with contemporary human behavior. This is an excellent play for ensembles.
  • Patrick Vermillion:
    13 Jul. 2019
    I saw this play at North Shore Performing Arts center on July 12th, 2019. This play has a phenomenal premise, and manages to overcome some of it's more shocking elements to be both funny and endearing. I think most surprising was how I thought I was able to separate myself from these characters and label them as awful people, until circumstances and suddenly I found myself scared for their lives. Effective, moving and funny!

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    Geffen Playhouse
    ,
    2017
  • Reading
    ,
    Wordsmyth Theatre Co.
    ,
    2017
  • Reading
    ,
    Centenary Stage Company
    ,
    2017
  • Reading
    ,
    Boston Court Theatre
    ,
    2017
  • Reading
    ,
    Pacific Resident Theatre
    ,
    2016

Production History

  • Professional
    ,
    Electric Lodge
    ,
    2020
  • Professional
    ,
    North Shore Center for the Performing Arts
    ,
    2019
  • Fringe
    ,
    Edinburgh Fringe
    ,
    2019
  • Professional
    ,
    Centenary Stage
    ,
    2018
  • Professional
    ,
    New Light Theatre Project
    ,
    2018

Awards

Selection
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The List 2020
,
The Kilroys
,
2020
Judges' Choice
,
Must Watch Play
,
LA Times
,
2020
Selection
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Best of Fringe
,
The Stage UK
,
2019
Winner
,
Susan Glaspell Contest
,
Centenary Stage
,
2017