Iowa New Play Festival 2023 Lil G: A Gatsby Remix by Isaiah Reaves directed by Caroline Clay

Lil G: A Gatsby Remix

May 01, 2023
Isaiah Reaves
Directed by: 
Caroline Clay
David Thayer Theatre


In this contemporary reimagining of The Great Gatsby, a rapper named Lil G gathers a group of rappers and influencers on the dance floor in 2023 New Orleans and searches for his true love. Meanwhile, a hurricane is soon to touch down outside. Will privilege distract these celebrities from impending disaster? Were they ever privileged to begin with?

This play contained violence, sexual themes, haze, strobe, strong language, blackfishing, and loud music.

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Cast of Lil G: A Gatsby Remix

Role Name
Lil G Isaac Addai
Sarah-Jane Johnson Dajzané Meadows-Sanderlin
Chet Johnson Dylan Schmidt*
Jordyn Virginia Muturi*
Reverend C.D Yates Monté J. Howell
Nicky Tony Nguyen*
Peaches Jordan Kinney*
Ensemble/Lil G Understudy/Dance Captain Kylen Phillips*
Ensemble/Sarah-Jane Understudy Asha Keller*
Ensemble/Chet Understudy John Stinson*
Ensemble/Nicky Understudy/Dance Captain Jason Vernon*
Ensemble/Peaches Understudy Hannah Lipski*
Ensemble Fabienne Rink
Ensemble Brody Kivett*
Ensemble Derick Edgren

Creative Team of Lil G: A Gatsby Remix

Title Name
Playwright Isaiah Reaves
Director Caroline Clay
Music Director Isaac Addai
Choreographer Kieron Dwayne Sargeant
Scenic Designer & Props Artisan  Damaria Finley*
Costume Designer Abigail Garraty
Lighting Designer Victor Maldonado
Sound Designer Bri Atwood
Dialect Coach Mary Mayo
Stage Manager Savanha Moore
Dramaturg Rob Silverman Ascher
Assistant Lighting Designer Gabby Johnson*
Assistant Stage Manager Colin Kiernan*

*Undergraduate student. UI Theatre is dedicated to providing hands-on theatre experience for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Production Photos

Courtesy of R. Eric Stone

LIL G onstage

LIL G onstage

LIL G onstage

LIL G onstage

LIL G onstage