adapted after William Faulkner by
Kara Lee Corthron, Libby Emmons, Deborah Zoe Laufer, Rehana Lew Mirza, Cori Thomas & Pia Wilson


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
July 20-25, 2019: Research and Filming in Oxford, Mississippi
July 24, 2019: Presentation at the Faulkner & Yoknapatawpha Conference at the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss)


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 New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, the Tobin Theatre Arts Fund, 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).