H*TLER'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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H*TLER'S TASTERS

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  • Vince Gatton:
    19 Jan. 2023
    Wildly funny, kinetic, and absolutely harrowing, Hitler's Tasters is a sharp shock of a play that will stick with you. I saw it last year Off-Broadway and it has certainly stuck with me: it continues to resonate with its themes about complicity, complacency, passionate devotion that curdles into something else, and society's treatment - then and now - of young women as disposable. On top of all that, it's also an astoundingly good showcase for young actresses. Colleges, and even high schools -- get on this. Entertaining and powerful stuff.
  • John Bavoso:
    4 May. 2022
    The mixture of the mundane and personal and the horrifying and world-changing is what makes this script so effectively chilling and funny at the same time. As we get wrapped up in the selfies and interpersonal drama between the characters, we can never forget the atrocities happening just offstage. I’m sure this would make for a tense and thought-provoking evening of theatre!
  • Audrey Lang:
    6 Apr. 2021
    This is such an exciting, yet chilling, play - most exciting in its most disturbing moments, and most disturbing in its most "normal" moments of young womanhood somehow. I have to admit that I was a little wary of reading this play because of its proximity to Hitler, but I found it to be really thoughtful and humanizing of the girls, without humanizing him, which I appreciated. "Hitler's Tasters" made me think in a surprising new way.

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
    ,
    Kentucky Performing Arts Center
    ,
    2023
  • Professional
    ,
    Theatre Row
    ,
    2022
  • Professional
    ,
    White Rabbit Theatre Company, Zurich
    ,
    2022
  • Professional
    ,
    Pleasance Theatre, Edinburgh
    ,
    2021
  • Professional
    ,
    Guild Hall
    ,
    2021
  • Professional
    ,
    Pendragon Theater
    ,
    2021
  • 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

Critic's Pick
,
Time Out New York
,
2022
Selection
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The List 2020
,
The Kilroys
,
2020
Judges' Choice
,
Must Watch Play
,
LA Times
,
2020
Selection
,
Best of Fringe
,
The Stage UK
,
2019
Winner
,
Susan Glaspell Contest
,
Centenary Stage
,
2017