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Dinner and a Movie?

Well, we have just finished the first half of our first day of “Tech” for Othello at Folger Theatre. Here’s the rundown on the day so far… 11am-Noon: Actors arrive in two waves to get into costume. Some of us do this more quickly than others and get an earlier start on the thing which… Continue Reading »


Tech & News

Hi from Louis, aka Roderigo in Folger Theatre’s upcoming Othello! This’ll be a pretty quick one as a) our first day of technical rehearsals (affectionately known as “tech”) begins today and, b) it’s been suggested to me that perhaps, in blog terms, brevity might approach the soul of wit more directly than my customary nerdy… Continue Reading »


Robert Richmond & Kingdom of Heaven

Well, hello! It’s your Folger blogfriend Louis here. There are a couple of things that it now seems prudent to reveal to you, if you’re there. The first thing to say is that I’ve been cheating on you, just a little bit. My theater company, Psittacus Productions, just closed a brand new musical, CYCLOPS: A… Continue Reading »


Spectator Sports

Hi, again! It’s your friend Louis here, blogging away like a champ! I just ran into the awesome Beth Emelson (Folger Theatre’s Assistant Artistic Producer) who mentioned to me that people actually seem to be reading this blog. I am simultaneously flattered and extremely self-conscious. I’ll probably just pretend she never said that to me, and… Continue Reading »


Ah, Relationships

One of the fundamental building blocks with which an actor works is an awareness of the relationships into which his character enters. For the actor playing Roderigo in any production of Othello, at a certain moment he must confront the fact that Roderigo does not and can not exist without Iago. They are twinned—a sort… Continue Reading »


First Few Days!

Hi again from your friend Louis! I’m playing Roderigo in Folger’s upcoming production of Othello, directed by Robert Richmond. The internets move quickly, and I wanted to take a moment to say something about our first few days of rehearsal before we get too entrenched in the process, and forget the sheer bliss of this… Continue Reading »


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