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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 »


Gravedigger’s Tale on the Road in Hawaii

Actor Louis Butelli (@louisbutelli) is traveling the world in Gravedigger’s Tale as part of the First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare tour. Read an update from his travels below! Hello once again from your intrepid Gravedigger! I recently returned from a trip to Hawaii, where “Gravedigger’s Tale” played in association with the Hawaii Book and Music Festival and… 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 »


Gravedigger’s Tale On The Road in South Carolina

Actor Louis Butelli is traveling the world in Gravedigger’s Tale as part of the First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare tour. Read an update from his travels below! Hello, friends! Many thanks, as always, for following along as Folger Theatre’s “Gravedigger’s Tale” traverses the nation, chasing the Folger Shakespeare Library’s exhibition, “First Folio: The Book That… Continue Reading »


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