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MFA Collaboration Series: The Revolutionists

By Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Jasmine B. Gunter

Feb 3-5, 2023

Friday, 2/3 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, 2/4 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, 2/5 2 p.m.

Hal & Martha Hyer Wallis Theater
1949 Campus Drive

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General Public $15
Full-Time Students $10
Full-Time NU Students $6 in advance, $10 at the door

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The Revolutionists is a new play about four beautiful, badass women who lose their heads in this irreverent, feminist comedy set during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror. Playwright Olympe de Gouges, assassin Charlotte Corday, former queen (and fan of ribbons) Marie Antoinette, and Haitian rebel Marianne Angelle hang out, murder Marat, and try to beat back the extremist insanity in 1793 Paris. This grand and dream-tweaked comedy is about violence and legacy, art and activism, feminism and terrorism, compatriots and chosen sisters, and how we go about changing the world. It’s a true story. Or total fiction. Or a play about a play. Or a raucous resurrection…that ends in a song and a scaffold.


Jasmine B. Gunter (she/her) is a third-year MFA directing candidate at Northwestern University. She is the 2021 recipient of the Hangar Directing Drama League fellowship, the 2020 recipient of the Leighton M. Ballew Directing Scholarship, and a SDC associate member. Recent directing credits include Jump (Northwestern University) Lost Girl (Hangar Theatre), The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Hangar Theatre), Hedda Gabler (Northwestern University) Wine in the Wilderness (Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts), Intimate Apparel (SUNY Brockport), Ghost Story (Kane Repertory Theatre), Lines in the Dust (Geva Theatre Center), Reroute (24 Hour Plays: Nationals). Assistant directing: Nina Simone: Four Women (Arena Stage), In the Heights (Seattle Rep), Quixote Nuevo (Hartford Stage/Huntington Theatre Company), and The Luckiest People (Actors Theatre of Charlotte/NNPN). Jasmine has also taught at the Berkshire Theatre Group and the Redhouse Arts Center in Syracuse, NY.