Marat's Dead

Mar 12, 2020 to Mar 14, 2020
Leigh M. Marshall
Directed by: 
Erica Vannon
Room 162
Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 8:00pm
Friday, March 13, 2020 - 8:00pm
Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 5:00pm
Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 8:00pm


Marat’s Dead imagines an American future based upon the Reign of Terror period of the French Revolution. Johnny Marat is a charismatic, lethal propagandist who has been sanctioned by the American government to run the media; Char Corday, his former beloved friend, believes that the violent acts inspired by Johnny’s invective will die when the mouthpiece dies, and thus she has come to his house to kill him. They have loved each other, but on this night – a night that has occurred many times over the course of human history – they are dangerous to each other.

This production contains depicted violence and the use of weapons.

Additional support for this production was provided by the University of Iowa Graduate & Professional Student Government (GPSG).


Cast of Marat's Dead
Role Name
Johnny Marat Sterling Isler
Char Corday Sydney Kuhel

Artistic Team

Artistic Team of Marat's Dead
Title Name
Playwright Leigh M. Marshall
Director Erica Vannon
Dramaturg Hannah Schillinger
Scenic/Lighting/Media Designer Courtney Gaston
Sound Designer Huda Al-Aithan
Makeup Emma Bibb
Graphics Designer Chelsea RJune
Stage Manager Amy Wickenkamp


Tickets for Workshops are free of charge; however, you must obtain a ticket at the door and seating is limited.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the Department of Theatre Arts in advance at 319.335.2700.