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Meet the Cast of Sense & Sensibility

Sense & Sensibility starts rehearsals on Monday and performances on September 13. Come meet the Dashwoods, Steeles, Middletons and more! The Dashwood Sisters The Eligible Bachelors  Friends of the Dashwoods The Steele Sisters 



District Merchants Set Design

Scenic Designer Tony Cisek has designed tens of shows at the Folger, including Mary Stuart, Julius Caesar, Twelfth Night, and Henry V. His assistant designer Paige Hathaway recently designed A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. Read Paige’s insights into the design of District Merchants below and join us starting May 31! From Paige – “Tony Cisek’s design began with the period in which… Continue Reading »


District Merchants Rehearsal Photos

The District Merchants team continues to rehearse in preparation for their move to the theater next week. Check out photos from rehearsal below and  join us for this world premiere production. Don’t forget, May 31 is Pay-What-You-Will night – tickets will be distributed at the theater starting at 5pm.    


District Merchants Costume Design

District Merchants costume designer Meghan Raham previously designed the sets for the Folger Theatre productions of The Conference of the Birds and Romeo and Juliet. Learn about her design process for this “Uneasy Comedy” below, and join us for District Merchants starting May 31. Research and design sketches courtesy of Meghan. From Meghan – “In designing a play, I try to reflect the… Continue Reading »


Midsummer Illustrated Quotes

Check out these beautifully illustrated quotes from A Midsummer Night’s Dream! You can find more images of quotes from Shakespeare’s plays on the Folger Pinterest page. A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Folger, now extended though March 13!


A Midsummer Night’s Dream Costume Design

Costume Designer Devon Painter previously designed productions of Cyrano, Macbeth, and Measure for Measure at the Folger before turning her talents to A Midsummer Night’s Dream this season. You can see costume renderings from her past Folger productions on her website. From Devon – From the beginning, Director Aaron Posner was interested in focusing this Midsummer on the actors; my job was to… Continue Reading »


A Midsummer Night’s Dream Set Design

Set Designer Paige Hathaway previously designed Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead at the Folger, and returns this season with A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Learn more about her design for Shakespeare’s sylvan romance below. From Paige – My design process for the set of Midsummer started all the way back in May; I had a two minute conversation with our director… Continue Reading »


Midsummer Synopsis

In A Midsummer Night’s Dream, residents of Athens mix with fairies from a local forest, with comic results. In the city, Theseus, Duke of Athens, is to marry Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons. Bottom the weave rand his friends rehearse in the woods a play they hope to stage for the wedding celebrations. Four young… Continue Reading »



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