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IDIOT Kristin Marting & Robert Lyons


IDIOT is an Artistic Director Production at HERE, which is providing development and production support. IDIOT also received development and production support from New Ohio Theatre and was presented in their Ice Factory Festival in 2015. Additional developmental support was received from NACL and The Exchange/Orchard Project as well as space grants from ART/NY. IDIOT is supported by Axe-Houghton Foundation, MediaThe foundation, and individuals like you.

IDIOT ran from April 28 - May 21, 2016 in the Mainstage Theatre. 

About the show

A charismatic prince, a notorious woman, a spoiled socialite and a jealous rival square off in an electric quartet—and you’re invited to the party. In this hybrid response to Dostoevsky’s The Idiot, immersive staging and live cinematography launch you into the mind of a conflicted man in a tug-of-war between desire and compassion. In the face of a corrupt society, be there as he battles the depths and heights of human experience.  


Conceived and adapted from the Dostoevsky novel by Robert Lyons and Kristin Marting
Text by Robert Lyons
Directed and Choreographed by Kristin Marting
Environment by Nick Benacerraf
Video by Ray Sun
Composed By Larry Heinemann
Lighting by Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew
Costumes by Kate Fry
Stage Managed by William V. Carlton*
Assistant Directed by Drew Weinstein

Performed by Lauren Cipoletti*, Purva Bedi*,
Daniel Kublick*, and Merlin Whitehawk 

Photo credit Carl Skutsch

* Appears courtesy of Actors' Equity Association