Meet The Revolutionists
More About Each Character
Photos by Shanna Paxton Photography
Olympe de Gouges
Wrote the Declaration of the Rights of Woman and of the Female Citizen, the world’s first feminist manifesto. Excitable, passionate, a showman. Widowed and never remarried to ensure her personal freedom.
Believing the Revolution was in jeopardy, fatally stabbed the revolutionary and Jacobin leader Jean-Paul Marat in his bath. Country girl, very serious, hardened by righteousness, never been kissed.
Fighting against French colonial forces that enslaved people on the Caribbean island of Saint Domingue, now Haiti. Composite of several historical figures, including free Black women revolutionaries from the island nation. Tough, classy, vigilant, the sanest one of them all.
The last queen of France. Blamed for single-handedly ruining France’s finances, thus creating the conditions for the Revolution. Bubby, graceful, opinionated, totally unaware, unintentionally rude, and oddly prescient. Never had a real friend.