A multi-authored adaptation of William Faulkner's masterpiece novel, following the Bundren family's journey across stormy state plains to honor their mother's dying wish. With Live Source's signature stylistic and immersive design, this production will bring audiences through Faulkner's dense and emotional odyssey, drenched in a rural, southern gothic world.


June 10, 2015: Rehearsal with the novel at A.R.T./New York
March 5-19, 2016: Script Workshop at The Mark Morris Dance Center
March 20 - April 2, 2016: Design Lab at 3LD Art + Technology Center (invited showings April 1-2)
October 30 - November 6, 2016: Script Workshop at A.R.T./New York
November 6-11, 2016: Design Lab at 3LD Art + Technology Center
March 4-19, 2017: Rehearsals at A.R.T./New York
March 20-31, 2017: Workshop Residency at BRIC Arts | Media House (presentations March 30-31)
December 8-13, 2018: Script Workshop at Ma-Yi Theater Company


AS I LAY DYING Workshop Credits
adapted after William Faulkner by
Kara Lee Corthron, Libby Emmons, Deborah Zoe Laufer, Rehana Lew Mirza, Cori Thomas & Pia Wilson

featuring performances by John Blaylock, Khalia Davis, Chris Dieman, John Fico, Hallie Hadara, Shannon Haddock, Andrew Hamling, Alana Osborn-Lief, Karsten Otto, Grace Smith & Gonzalo Trigueros

Director: Tyler Mercer
Scenic Design Consultants: Christopher & Justin Swader
Costume Design: Kate Fulop
Lighting Design: Marika Kent
Associate Lighting Designer: Elizabeth M. Stewart
Sound Design: Adrian Bridges
Video Design: Mark Costello
Additional Video: Jeff Wood
Original Music: Chris Dieman
Production Stage Manager: Maggie Snell
Assistant Stage Manager: Kelly Hartnett
Dialect Coach: Kayla Ferguson
Fight Choreographer: Mitch McCoy
Master Carpenters: Bill Dautrick, Ky Platt
Lead Playwright: Rehana Lew Mirza

Artistic Adviser/Faulkner Consultant: Dr. Elizabeth Cornell

Produced by Live Source Theatre Group

AS I LAY DYING was commissioned and developed by Live Source Theatre Group, and made possible with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC), the Jerome Robbins Foundation, and the A.R.T./New York Theatre Leadership Program, supported by The Harold & Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust. Subsidized studio space provided by the A.R.T./New York Creative Space Grant, supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. AS I LAY DYING received additional development support from Ma-Yi Theater Company, 336 Residencies at 3LD Art + Technology Center, and a BRIClab Residency at BRIC (Brooklyn, NY).


Photos: David Andrako, 2017