Meet The Revolutionists

August 8, 2023

More About Each Character

Photos by Shanna Paxton Photography

Olympe de Gouges

Angela DiMarco*
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.

Charlotte Corday

Victoria Austin
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.

Marianne Angelle

Amanda Kemp
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.

Marie Antoinette

Helen Harvester
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.

* Member of the Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.