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Behind the Camera with Antony and Cleopatra

The sultry D.C. summer is winding down, but things are just heating up at Folger Theatre where we’re preparing for our first show of the season: Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra. 


It’s the Little Things: Lace Details in Sense & Sensibility

In this post, designer Mariah Hale explains where she found the lace for the beautiful costumes in Sense & Sensibility. Some of the details on the dresses are so small they are almost invisible from the audience, so we’re giving you a close-up look! Check out Mariah’s post about neckties for a detailed look at the men’s costumes, and read on to find out… Continue Reading »


The Many Neckties of Sense & Sensibility

In this post, designer Mariah Hale takes us a deep dive into the Regency neckware featured in Sense & Sensibility. Check out her costume sketches for more backstage insights, and read on to learn how Mariah uses different styles of neckties to help define the colorful characters of Sense – particularly when one actor is playing multiple roles! From Mariah:  The internet abounds with good… Continue Reading »


Mary Stuart Costume Design: Fit For a Queen (or two)

In Mary Stuart, Costume Designer Mariah Hale has the task of clothing Queens, Lords, Earls, Secretaries, Ambassadors, Nurses, Sheriffs, and all the other inhabitants of Queen Elizabeth I’s court – English and French, traitors and loyal subjects together. Mariah has worked in design and textiles for 25 years, doing costume design for various Off-Broadway and regional theaters…. Continue Reading »


Corsets, Curls, and Fontanges! Oh, my!

Hi, Blog-ites! The other Emily T, aka Alpiew, here. So The Gaming Table is officially up and running, and I’ve heard that we’ve received some terrific press, which is lovely and much appreciated. Looks like we have a hit on our hands! Check out some of the ink about us. One of the most wonderful… Continue Reading »


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 »