November 12, 2016
5:30–6:30 p.m.


Adelphi University
Performing Arts Center
Multipurpose Rooms, 215 & 216
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Marat/Sade Alumni Reception

Event, Reception

Join Adelphi alumni, friends, and the cast of Marat/Sade for an exclusive alumni pre-reception.

Beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the AUPAC, Multipurpose rooms, enjoy some refreshments while you mingle with the very talented student cast who composed and play their own pieces in the show. Along with the cast, come chat with Adelphi alumna, Jamianne Devlin, who is directing the play.

The reception is complimentary, but requires RSVP. Please email Alexandra Lackner at to register. Don’t forget to purchase your tickets for the show, HERE.


About the Play:

This Tony Award-winning play, which swept Europe before coming to America, is based on two historical truths: the infamous Marquis de Sade was confined in the lunatic asylum of Charenton, where he staged plays; and the revolutionary Jean-Paul Marat was stabbed in a bathtub by Charlotte Corday at the height of the Terror during the French Revolution. But this play-within-a-play is not historical drama. Its thought is as modern as today’s police states and The Bomb; its theatrical impact has everywhere been called a major innovation. It is total theatre: philosophically problematic, visually terrifying. It engages the eye, the ear, and the mind with every imaginable dramatic device, technique, and stage picture, even including song and dance. All the forces and elements possible to the stage are fused in one overwhelming experience. This is theatre such as has rarely been seen before. The play is basically concerned with the problem of revolution. Are the same things true for the masses and for their leaders? And where, in modern times, lie the borderlines of sanity?

About the Director:

Jamianne Devlin (Director of MARAT/SADE) graduated from Adelphi University in 2007 with her BFA in Performing Arts: Acting.  Upon graduating from Adelphi University, she served as an Assistant Stage Manager/Production Assistant for The Radio City Christmas Spectacular Tour which was performed at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry.  As an actress, she traveled to thirty-eight states while performing with the Hampstead Stage Company (2009-2011) as well as performing at Fulham Palace (THE WAR PARTY) and King’s College Chapel (LA FORTERESSE DU DANUBE) in LondonBOSTON ACTING CREDITS:  The Footlight Club’s WAIT UNTIL DARK (Susy Hendrix), CompanyOne’s SHE KILLS MONSTERS (Vera/The Beholder), and was a cast member at the BOSTON TEA PARTY SHIPS AND MUSEUM (Elizabeth Hunt Parker).  FILM/TV CREDITS: Universal Picture’s R.I.P.D. (2011) and Shonda Rhime’s pilot GUILDED LILIES (2012).  In 2010, she directed a cast of Alumni in Anton Dudley’s edWARd2, a modern adaptation of Christopher Marlowe’s EDWARD II.  The production was part of the Dublin Gay International Theatre Festival and was awarded the Edward Hilton Prize for Best Direction and Concept.  In December 2014, she graduated from London’s Royal Central School of Speech and Drama where she earned her Masters Degree in Actor Training and Coaching.  While studying at Central, she served as an Assistant Director/Dramaturg for Steve Dyke’s THE HAPPINESS COMPARTMENT (Rose Bruford College) and an Acting Coach for Central’s touring production of THE DREAMS OF SLEEPING BEAUTY (performed at the World Famous Minack Theatre in Cornwall, England).   She returned to Adelphi in 2015, to direct THE AMISH PROJECT and is currently a proud member of the Adjunct Faculty within the Department of Theatre Arts. 

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