ONE TABLE. THREE CHAIRS. FOUR GIRLS.
Hitler's Tasters is inspired by true events. Three times a day, every day, a group of young women have the opportunity to die for their country. They are Adolf 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.
Written by Michelle Kholos Brooks, Hitler's Tasters has had staged readings in Los Angeles, Pasadena, Houston, and eventually New Jersey, where it won the 2017 Women Playwrights Series, Susan Glaspell Award. This culminated in the world premiere at Centenary Stage in April 2018, and paved the way for the New York premiere at IRT Theater in October 2018. The New York production was a pivotal moment for the play: an all-female team drove the hugely successful production. Subsequent productions with this team include: North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in July 2019, Chicago, IL; 59E59 Theaters East to Edinburgh Festival in July 2019, New York, NY; and Greenside Venues Olive Studio in August 2019, at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the largest international arts festival in the world. At the Fringe, Hitler's Tasters was named Best of Fringe by The Stage and was a 2019 Sell Out show.
Subsequent productions are planned in 2020 with WomensWork Theatre Collaborative in Rhode Island and Theatre Midwest.