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Posts Categorized: In-rehearsal

Louis Butelli and Tony Cisek Talk Design

Hello from your pal Louis Butelli, soon to be playing Nym (and others) in Folger Theatre’s upcoming production of Henry V. First, I want to take a moment to congratulate the entire company of The Conference of The Birds on an amazing and successful run. I’d also like to thank Jay Dunn for his beautiful… Continue Reading »


Louis Butelli and Zach Appelman: Interview, Part I

Hello again from your pal Louis Butelli, cast member in Folger Theatre’s upcoming Henry V (January 2013) and Twelfth Night (April 2013). First, I’d just like to personally send my warm thoughts and best wishes to anybody suffering loss or damage from the recent storm. As a New Yorker, my heart goes out to everyone as… Continue Reading »


Louis Butelli and Zach Appelman: Happy Saint Crispin’s Day!

Hello again from your pal Louis Butelli. I’ll be playing Nym in Henry V and Feste in Twelfth Night later this season at Folger Theatre. First, let me please urge you to get your tickets to The Conference of the Birds right now by clicking here! Also, let me please urge you to read Jay… Continue Reading »



Jay Dunn’s Rehearsal Diary: Devised Theater and Murmuration

First Day of Rehearsal – September 25 I thought I’d start off the second blog post by introducing myself. My name is Jay Dunn and I am an actor in The Conference of the Birds, playing October 23 to November 25 at, you guessed it, The Folger Theatre. I’ve been asked to do some reporting… Continue Reading »


Already a Wow – Design Team & 1st Read-Through

With the upcoming production of The Conference of the Birds on the horizon, actor Jay Dunn was kind enough to agree to write a series of blog posts throughout the rehearsal process to give our readers a bit of a behind-the-scenes look into the mounting of this imaginative and creative production. The following, is Jay’s first entry taken… Continue Reading »


Louis Butelli: Pre-Blogging Diary, Part I

Hello, there! My name is Louis Butelli, and I’ll be performing in two shows this 2012/13 season at the Folger Theatre. First up, I’ll play Nym in Henry V. Then, I’ll play Feste in Twelfth Night. Both will be directed by my dear friend and long-time collaborator, Robert Richmond. Henry V begins performances on January… Continue Reading »


I’ll Tumble For Ya

Thomas Keegan here, Lucentio in Folger Theatre’s current production of The Taming of the Shrew. Lights, sound, costumes, and… an AUDIENCE?!?! Yes, that’s right. We just finished our preview week for The Taming of the Shrew! There were many tasks at hand for the cast and crew of Shrew in the days leading up to… Continue Reading »


More on Deadwood

Danny Scheie here, Grumio in Folger Theatre’s upcoming production of The Taming of the Shrew. As I write this, I am backstage at the Folger during our first dress rehearsal. It is exquisite to see the costumes on the actors on the set under lights moving to the lush folk stylings of Cliff Eberhardt, all of… Continue Reading »


Church Basements

Recently, we are rehearsing in the basement of a Protestant church. Church basements are positively Proustian for me. I have spent a lot of time in them, and have theorized about them, not so much in relation to Shakespeare, but to his fellow Western canon behemoth across the channel, Richard Wagner. The reasons for a… Continue Reading »


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