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‘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 »


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 »


As You Like It’s First Rehearsal

Our talented As You Like It cast has been hard at work in the rehearsal room, creating the world of Arden. Here’s a sneak peak at their first rehearsal, which took place on December 27, 2016. While this post will closely examine As You Like It‘s first full day of rehearsal, the process actually begins… Continue Reading »


In Rehearsal with The Second Shepherds’ Play

Yesterday, we introduced you to the talented ladies and gentlemen who are working hard to bring The Second Shepherds’ Play to life. Today, we take you inside the rehearsal room for a quick peak at what actually happens when our cast comes together to rehearse. The first thing to know about the rehearsal process is that… Continue Reading »


Very Superstitious: Sense and Sensibility’s Cast on Theater Rituals

With Halloween here, we asked the cast of Sense and Sensibility about superstitions and how they protect themselves against ill luck in the theater. Find out which tricks (and treats) they use to make sure the show goes on! Featuring: Laura Rocklyn, Michael Glenn, Connor Hogan, Lisa Birnbaum, Cate Brewer, and Sara Dabney Tisdale Surveying our… Continue Reading »


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 


Ian Merrill Peakes: Working on Set

Actor Ian Merrill Peakes (“The Player”) continues sharing his thoughts on the Folger Theatre production of Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead.  Learn more about Ian at the Folger and read his previous posts.  I have done (and it’s true, I counted) 110 shows in my career, and out of all of those in only… Continue Reading »


Ian Merrill Peakes: R&G Rehearsal

Hi there. My name is Ian Merrill Peakes and I’m playing “The Player” in this, the Folger’s production of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead. My job, over the next several weeks, is to give you a bit of an insider understanding of what we do, as actors, in our lives. I want to start with the… Continue Reading »


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