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Our 'Tasters' have been all over the world...

Hitler’s Tasters, written by Michelle Kholos Brooks, directed by Sarah Norris, and featuring an all-female identifying team, is a unique theatrical event that is a fictional retelling of a largely unknown story of the young German women conscripted to taste Adolf Hitler’s food for poison. This dark comedy explores the way girls navigate sexuality, friendship, and patriotism during the Third Reich. Using an anachronistic retelling of an historical footnote, Hitler’s Tasters considers what girls discuss as they wait to see if they will survive another meal.

 

The 85-minute piece is enhanced by dance and a captivating soundtrack.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Production History:
 

  • Fall of 2018, premiered at IRT Theater in the West Village / NYC.

  • Summer of 2019, ran at the North Shore Performing Arts Center in Chicago.
     

  • Summer of 2019, ran to SOLD OUT audiences at the E2E Festival at 59E59 Theaters (NYC).
     

  • Summer of 2019, ran to SOLD OUT audiences at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Greenside Venues @ Infirmary Street).
     

  • In March 2020, the production was invited for a month-long run at the Electric Lodge in Los Angeles. After only three performances, the show was obliged to close prematurely due to Covid-19.
     

  • During the shutdown of 2020, the show was featured in multiple digital events including: Moment Magazine (along with prominent Holocaust historian Gavriel Rosenfeld), the Teatron Jewish Theatre Festival and The Kiroys List.
     

  • Summer of 2021, the production was invited for a digital return to the 2021 Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Pleasance Theatre).
     

  • Summer of 2021, ran at Guild Hall of East Hamptons NY.
     

  • Summer of 2021, ran at Pendragon Theatre in Saranac Lake, NY.

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select features:

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Learn more of the history of Hitler's food tasters from this BBC article: 
'The women who tasted Hitler's food' by Holly Williams, featuring our playwright, Michelle Kholos Brooks

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Check out Hitler's Tasters in the LA Times: 

'Age 28, going on 12: How adult actors pull off playing children onstage' by Stuart Miller, featuring interviews from Michelle Kholos Brooks, Sarah Norris, & Hallie Griffin

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Check out our cast in the Chicago Tribune: 

'Survival is Complicated for Hitler's Tasters' by Myrna Petlicki, featuring interviews from Hallie Griffin, MaryKathryn Kopp, Kaitlin Paige Longoria, & Hannah Mae Sturges

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Click image above for bios and links.

"One of the best soundtracks compiled for a play I have ever heard."

Holli Harms

Front Row Center

Sir Babygirl, Spud Cannon, Pretty Polly, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Ellen Winter,

and Amy Leon

...maybe a little Madonna