The Gradient (Live)

by Steph Del Rosso

In this world premiere satire set in the not-so-distant future, a new facility promises to take men accused of sexual misconduct and rehabilitate them into responsible citizens. Steph Del Rosso’s bold new play asks: Can we mass-produce forgiveness?

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Cast and Creative


  • Steph Del Rosso - Playwright
  • Amelia Acosta Powell - Director
  • Carolyn Mraz - Set Designer
  • Raquel Barretto - Costumes Designer
  • Mextly Couzin - Lighting Designer
  • Kaitlyn Pietras and Jason H Thompson - Projections Designer
  • Sadah Espii Proctor - Sound Designer
  • Shannon Sturgis - PSM
  • Carolyn Ivy Carter - ASM
  • Jaz Hall - Associate Director
  • Ant Ma -  Associate Scenic Designer
  • Sarah Slight - Dramaturg 
  • JZ Casting, Geoff Josselson, CSA and Katja Zarolinski, CSA - Casting
  • Aurora Behlke - Webster Conservatory Assistant Director


  • Stephanie Machado - Tess
  • Yousof Sultani - Jackson
  • Christina Acosta Robinson - Natalia
  • William DeMeritt - Louis
  • Stephen Cefalu - Clients 1-8

Show Content Advisories


Possible depiction, but very minimal consumption of adult beverages.


Use of haze.

Trigger Warning

Ghosts are depicted; therefore, some scenes may be a bit frightening for very young audiences.

Audience Recommendation

2nd grade and up

St. Louis County Library Reading List

Enjoy The Gradient and looking for books similar in genre and topic? Check out our reading list from the St.Louis County library below.

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