Celebrating a SOLD OUT RUN

at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival!


"Directed with real style and feeling by Sarah Norris,

the play features five impressive performances."





"The freshest drama I saw all Fringe...

perhaps it will become a modern Fringe classic,

providing a strong message for our times."

The Jewish Chronicle


"I left the room utterly gobsmacked at the level of talent

that I had just had the pleasure of watching."

Theatre Weekly


"One of the hits of the season...nothing could be more relevant or

more perfectly presented."

A Younger Theatre


"Completely different to anything I have seen at this year's Fringe!"

Within Her Words


"Slick, smart production by New Light Theater Project"

The Stage


"Innovative and powerfully original."

Spy in the Stalls


"Tightly performed and directed work...the humour cuts like barbed wire."

Edinburgh Guide


"It is particularly relevant to be reminded that fascism and far-right brainwashing can happen so insidiously that the end results just look like normal people; these young girls are both victim and complicit, and remain emphatically human throughout."

Theatre Box


"Hitler's Tasters touts an unlikely subject for comedy, and yet it succeeds -- brilliantly!"

Miro Magazine


"A thought-provoking piece that I strongly recommend seeing."

EdFringe Review


"Michelle Kholos Brooks beautifully depicts this twisted tale

of honour and sacrifice for one’s country."

The Crumb


"Wonderful writing, wonderful performances."

WYLRT Podcast


"A curious and thought provoking piece."

UK TW Theatre


"Thoughtful and unsettling piece of work."

The List


"Hitler’s Tasters is at times bizarre, often provocative and consistently disturbing."

EdFest Magazine


"The entire female cast has a tremendous sense of sisterhood."

Corr Blimey


"Highly engaging and striking piece of ensemble work."


"Funny, disturbing, great performances all around...Go see it!"

Michael Sheen, Olivier-nominated actor

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July 5 - 14, 2019 @ North Shore Center in Chicago

produced by Orchard street productions


July 23 & 25, 2019 @ 59E59 Theaters in nyc 

East to Edinburgh Festival in NYC


August 2 - 24, 2019 @ Edinburgh Fringe Festival 

Greenside - Olive Studio

sold out run!!!

sold out run!!!

There are many mature and possibly triggering themes in this production that may be sensitive or controversial, including dialogue on sexual assault, politics, war and race. Please speak with a staff representative if you would like further details about this production prior to the show at: hitlerstasterstheplay@gmail.com

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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 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

Highly Recommended **** Under the careful direction, almost choreographed movement by  Sarah Norris...'Hitler’s Tasters' is an interesting concept & 90 minutes of enjoyment.”

Alan Bresloff

Around the Town Chicago

The story has packed a wallop...Kaitlin Paige Longoria, MaryKathryn Kopp, Hallie Griffin, and Hannah Mae Sturges portray characters rich enough to haunt the audience long after the show is over.”

Stephanie Colburn

Splash Magazine Chicago

Fascinating...the ensemble cast of 'Hitler's Tasters' does a fine job of making the lives of these young women come to life.”

Eloise Marie Valadez

Northwest Indiana Times


Hallie Griffin  as Liesel

MaryKathryn Kopp  as Hilda

Kaitlin Paige Longoria  as Anna

Hannah Mae Sturges  as Margot

Autumn Cravens | Hilda/Margot Understudy

Helen Miller | Liesel/Anna Understudy

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Written by Michelle Kholos Brooks

Direction by Sarah Norris †

Choreography by Ashlee Wasmund

Fight Choreography by Frances Ramos

Costume Design by Ashleigh Poteat †

Lighting Design by Christina Tang

Sound Design by Carsen Joenk

Scenic Concept by An-lin Dauber

Stage Management by Courtney Knysch †

For press inquiries at the EdFringe 2019,

please email Chloé Nelkin at:



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The ALL FEMALE Hitler's Tasters Team

#EdFringe Company

@ Greenside Infirmary

A dark comedy about the young women who have the “honor” of being Adolf Hitler’s food tasters. Based on true events, Hitler’s Tasters explores the way girls navigate sexuality, friendship, patriotism, and poison 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.

About the play



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