Born Catharina Margaretha Linck in 1687 in Gehofen, Thuringia, Linck decided at the age of 15 to break out of an alienated life in an orphanage and adopt a new identity: Anastasius Lagrantinus Rosenstengel.
From then on, Catharina lived a life as a man, was drafted into the military, was soon considered a womanizer thanks to a "leather instrument", deserted, was sentenced to death, managed to escape, married the young Catharina Mühlhahn and finally ended up in court again for this and was sentenced to death.
Anastasius was the last person read as a woman to be executed for fornication with another woman in Europe in 1721. The author:ing duo Matter*Verse has written a new play about this dazzling historical figure for director Fritzi Wartenberg.
In her second production, Fritzi Wartenberg continues her theatrical research on feminism and genderqueerness.
A new play by the author duo Matter*Verse about a dazzling historical figure and genderqueer historiography.