Hitler's Tasters
The 13th Annual New Play Reading Festival
July 22, 2017

The 13th Annual New Play Reading Festival

Boston Court’s New Play Reading Festival presents readings of exciting new works in progress that are in keeping with Boston Court’s mission, which urges artists to fearlessly and passionately pursue their unique voice and vision. Play selection encompasses a wide variety of genres, with a special emphasis on works, which are inherently theatrical, textually rich, and visually arresting. 

Hitler's TastersSaturday, July 22, 2017 @ 11am
by Michelle Kholos Brooks
directed by Michael Michetti

About the Play

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. Deliberately anachronistic, stretching across time to autocracy today, these young women want to love, laugh, and above all, they want to survive.

About the Playwright

Michelle Kholos Brooks’s plays include Hostage, which received development support from the Skylight Theatre, The Road Theatre Co., and Pacific Resident Theatres, and Kalamazoo, co-written with Kelly Younger and published by Dramatists Play Service. Her work has been awarded the 2017 Susan Glaspell Award (Hitler’s Tasters) and the 2014-15 Riva Shiner Comedy Award from Bloomington Playwright’s Project (Kalamazoo), and was a 2016-17 finalist for the Woodward/Newman Drama Award (Hostage). Hitler’s Tasters will be produced in 2018 by Centenary Stages in New Jersey and The New Light Theatre Project in New York. She is a member of The Dramatists Guild of America, The Playwright’s Center, and Pacific Resident Theatre. Education: B.A. Emerson College, M.F.A. Otis College of Art and Design (Fiction).

About the Director

Michael Michetti (Co-Artistic Director, The Theatre @ Boston Court) For Boston Court: The House in Scarsdale, The Golden Dragon, The Twentieth-Century Way (also Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, NYC), My Barking Dog, Stupid Fucking Bird, American Misfit, Creation, The Dinosaur Within, God Save Gertrude, 1001, dark play or stories for boys, Paradise Lost: Shadows & Wings, his own adaptation of A Picture of Dorian Gray, Pera Palas, Summertime, Romeo and Juliet. Elsewhere: Robert Schenkkan’s Building the Wall (Fountain Theatre); District Merchants (South Coast Rep); Figaro, The Grapes of Wrath, and Hamlet (A Noise Within); Kiss Me, Kate, Carousel, and Man of La Mancha (Reprise); A Life in the Theatre (Pasadena Playhouse).

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