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Timon of Gotham?: An Interview with set designer Tony Cisek

With lights by Andrew F. Griffin and projections by Francesca Talenti, Tony Cisek’s striking scenic design for Timon of Athens has been wowing audiences since performances began on May 9. Folger Spotlight spoke to Cisek to find out more about his process and inspirations for creating Timon’s stunning look.




‘Timon of Athens’ First Rehearsal

The last production of Folger Theatre’s 25th anniversary season began on Monday with the first rehearsal and read-through of Timon of Athens. What can we expect from this rarely performed play? Let’s take a peek inside the room and see what we can learn…. It was a beautiful spring day outside as the cast, crew, and designers… Continue Reading »


Costumes in ‘As You Like It’

Were it not better, Because that I am more than common tall, That I did suit me all points like a man? Much of the love-lorn humor in As You Like It comes from Rosalind’s male disguise, but she’s not the only one whose clothes make the “man.” To get a peek into what went into… Continue Reading »


An Actor Prepares: Aaron Krohn (Touchstone)

Folger Spotlight has shown you components of As You Like It‘s first rehearsal, had Matthew Pauli guide you on using the First Folio to explore Shakespeare’s verse, and taken you backstage with Tony Koehler to find out what there is to eat in the Forest of Arden. Today, we talk to actor Aaron Krohn about his approach to… Continue Reading »


Getting to Know Rosalind: 5 Questions for Lindsay Alexandra Carter

Lindsay Alexandra Carter has been charming audiences as Rosalind in Folger Theatre’s As You Like It, playing off of Antoinette Robinson (Celia) in performances that “are bursting with energy” and with rapport that “leads to some of the best scenes in the production.” Before the actors join us at the next Brews and Banter, Folger Spotlight caught up with… Continue Reading »


Pistachios Versus Verses: Props in ‘As You Like It’

Love may bloom naturally in the Forest of Arden, but the magic of theater requires a great deal of time and work from the people behind the scenes. Folger Spotlight caught up with Props Master Tony Koehler to find out what goes into the love letters (and snacks) that bring As You Like It to life. Folger Spotlight… Continue Reading »


Dramaturg’s Notes: As You Like It

As You Like It has begun performances and has already garnered rave reviews. To tell you a little bit more about this timeless play, Folger Resident Dramaturg Michele Osherow shares her views on how it embodies love in all its ludicrous glory. As You Like It is a favorite among contemporary audiences. It’s a play designed to… Continue Reading »


All The World’s On the Page: Acting from the First Folio

Our current exhibition, First Folio! Shakespeare’s American Tour comes to a close this weekend. While we all know how important the Folio is as a collection of Shakespeare’s plays, did you also know it can be a valuable tool for actors when approaching a role? As You Like It company member Matthew Pauli shared with us… Continue Reading »


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