By Lauren Gunderson
The Revolutionists is a new play about four very real women who lived boldly in France during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror. Playwright Olympic De Gouge, assassin Charlotte Corday, former queen (and fan of ribbons) Marie Antoinette, and Haitian rebel Marianne Angelle hang out, murder Marat, loose their heads and try to beat back the extremist insanity in Paris of 1793. This grand dream-tweaked comedy is about violence and legacy, art and activism, feminism and terrorism, compatriots an d chosen sisters, and how we actually go about changing the world.
October 20, 2023, 7:00pm
October 21, 2023, 7:00pm
October 22, 2023, 2:00pm
Laur Davie - "Light Design "
Lighting Designer. Laur (she/they) is so excited to be working on The MAD* Factory’s production of The Revolutionists. She is currently in college studying Theatre Tech. She has also worked at other venues such as Cain Park as a General Technician, Zimmerman Symphony Orchestra as the Light Technician, Cleveland Public Theatre as a Stage Manager, and more.
Nina Fisher - "Production Assistant "
Tony Gadsden - "Costumes "
Katie Kuharik - "Stage Manager"
Katie (They/She) is 19 years old and has been apart of MAD* Factory since they were 15. This is Katie's second time being a stage manager and her third time being a part of a production team. They're super excited for everyone to come see this amazing show!
Amy Lily - "Marie Antoinette "
Amy Lily graduated from The University of Mount Union in the spring of 2023. Amy is also a singer/songwriter and a playwright, but her foremost love is being an actor. Amy is so excited to have just finished her undergrad with degrees in Theatre (Musical Theatre Track) and English, as she is also hoping to get her MFA in Acting down the line. Her favorite experiences include being Wendla in Spring Awakening, Fastrada in Pippin, and Reza in Once! She would like to thank everyone at MAD Factory for welcoming her with open arms since the first step she took in here and giving her this amazing opportunity. This is truly, completely, home away from home.
Shelbey Linder - "Director / Charlotte Corday"
Shelbey is ecstatic to be directing this powerful and hilarious piece with a cast of powerhouse women! This is her first time directing at MAD*, but she is no stranger to the MAD* stage. You may recognize her from past MAD* Factory productions such as Kinky Boots (Trish), The Producers (Hold Me Touch Me), Spring Awakening (Adult Women), and more! Previous directing credits include Miss Pell is Missing (Workshop Players) and The Odd Couple (Workshop Players). She would like to thank every single patron for supporting their local arts.
Cameron Caley Michalak - "Set Design "
Amber Michalak - "Producer "
Debra Rose - "Marie Angelle "
Debra Rose is making her debut with Mad* Factory, but is no stranger to local stages. She has recently been seen in Oberlin Wellington Rescue Theater Project’s production of The Rescue of John Price, and Love Letters at Workshop Players Theatre. Other theaters include Oberlin Summer Theater, where she played Mrs. Potts in Picnic, Mrs. Whatzit in A Wrinkle in Time, and Mama in A Raisin in the Sun. Other notable roles include Miss Hannigan in Annie, and Sarah’s Friend in Ragtime, and Sister Mary Hubert in Nunsense. She is excited to bring Marianne Angelle to life for this production, and to be part of such an amazing cast and crew.
Jesse Varner - "Olympe De Gouge"
As a fellow ardent feminist and writer, Jesse couldn't be more thrilled to be back on the MAD Factory stage portraying her favorite French Revolutionary figure in this hilarious and deeply moving play. Other roles that Jesse has enjoyed includes Elizabeth Proctor in MAD's production of the Crucible, and Friar Lawrence (Florence) in last year's production of Romeo and Juliet. She would like to thank her family and friends for all of their support.
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