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Timon of Gotham?: An Interview with set designer Tony Cisek

With lights by Andrew F. Griffin and projections by Francesca Talenti, Tony Cisek’s striking scenic design for Timon of Athens has been wowing audiences since performances began on May 9. Folger Spotlight spoke to Cisek to find out more about his process and inspirations for creating Timon’s stunning look.


‘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 »


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 »


Interview with Richard III director Robert Richmond

Richard III is now up and running here at the Folger Theatre, having its official opening this evening. As you may already know, this is the first production ever presented “in-the-round” here at the Folger, making this a very unique experience. We wanted to sit down and pose a few questions about the work behind-the-scenes… Continue Reading »


Louis Butelli: Literary Spelunking

Hello again from your pal Louis Butelli! Last week, we closed Folger Theatre’s Henry V. It was a great run: some stellar crowds, some excellent press, and some (hopefully) entertaining blog posts both from me and from the fabulous Katie DeBuys. If you came by to see us, you’ll also remember Richard Sheridan Willis as… Continue Reading »


Louis Butelli: Henry V Officially Opens!

Hello again from Louis Butelli, currently playing Bardolph (and others) in Folger Theatre’s Henry V, which began preview performances last week. We open officially today – on Monday, January 28th – and there is no time like the present to purchase your tickets! Previews are a very special time in the life of any show, and it… Continue Reading »


Katie deBuys’ Henry V Diary: Go We, and Enter Harfleur

Actor Katie deBuys continues her production diary blog posts on our upcoming production of Shakespeare’s Henry V – scheduled to begin performances here at the Folger Theatre on January 22. Here is Katie’s second entry, as she shares some of her thoughts between short breaks while in the midst of tech week… This dispatch comes to you from my dressing room… Continue Reading »


Louis Butelli: We Band Of Brothers (And Sisters!)

Hello again from Louis Butelli, currently rehearsing to play Bardolph (and others) in Henry V at Folger Theatre. Performances begin January 22, 2013, and you should most definitely click to buy your tickets now. I have previously written the Folger Production Diary for last season’s Othello (click here and here for free samples) and for… Continue Reading »


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: Talking Henry V (Pre-Blog Part II)

Hello again from Louis Butelli, your peripatetic pre-blogger, soon to be appearing at the Folger Theatre in Henry V and Twelfth Night. I write to you now from historic Columbia, South Carolina, where I have come to visit my friend and collaborator, director Robert Richmond. Robert is on faculty at University of South Carolina’s Department… Continue Reading »


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