The Revolutionists

The Revolutionists

March 10 - April 8, 2019

By Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Lava Alapai

Who runs the world? GIRLS! In 1793, during France’s Reign of Terror — a playwright, an assassin, a former queen, and a Caribbean spy walk into a room and attempt to save the soul of France while avoiding the edge of the guillotine’s blade. Olympe De Gouges is desperate to pen the perfect piece of revolutionary art for her generation, while Charlotte Corday is determined to become an assassin. Prophetic Marie Antoinette is happy to reminisce about her time in the palace while Marianne Angelle gathers intelligence to send home to the Caribbean.

In a blisteringly funny portrayal, The Revolutionists depicts four badass women who fight for the equality of all women and for the love of their country.

Awards for Lauren Gunderson
Steinberg Playwright Award
Susan Smith Blackburn Prize Finalist
Most-produced American playwright of 2016

“…rapid-fire barbs and quick-witted retorts.”

-Patricia Mitchell, DC Metro Theater Arts

The Revolutionists is as beautiful in its pleasures as it is tailor-made for this fraught moment in our own story.”

-Lisa Kennedy, The Know

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“This grand and dream-tweaked comedy is about violence and legacy, feminism and terrorism, art and how we actually go about changing the world.”

Interview with Dmae Roberts, Stage & Studio

“an Avengers for fans of iconic women who lived during France’s Reign of Terror, it unites three legends and an intriguing composite character for a battle royale of words,”

Bennett Campbell Ferguson, Oregon Arts Watch

“the lines come fast and furious, with perfect timing–clever, witty, biting,” 

Judy Nedry

“It is a side of Sisterhood not often seen and these four actors are amazing in their convincing turns, as they attempt to right wrongs.” 

Dennis Sparks


Jamie M. Rea
Olympe De Gouges
Joellen Sweeney
Charlotte Corday
Amy Newman
Marie Antoinette
Ayanna Berkshire
Marianne Angelle


Lauren Gunderson
Lava Alapai

Production Team

Megan Wilkerson
Scenic Designer
Bobby Brewer-Wallin
Costume Designer
Jeff Woods
Lighting Designer
Annalise Albright Woods
Sound Designer
Carol Ann Wohlmut
Stage Manager
Robert Amico
Props Master
Jonathan Cole
Fight Choreographer
Lance Woolen
Puppet Designer
Diane Trapp
Wig Designer
Luan Schooler
Audrey O’Farrell
Assistant Director
Brianna Fisher
Scenic Design Intern
Megan Thorpe
Production Assistant
Erin MacGillivray
Production Assistant
Jason Coffey
Board Op
Jael Shepherd
Wig Maintenance



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