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Director’s Notes: Saint Joan

Director Eric Tucker has been called “the best classical director in America” by The Wall Street Journal.  Read what he has to say about this production of Saint Joan, which is on at Folger Theatre through June 10.


Meet the Cast: Saint Joan

Meet the four actors performing all twenty-seven roles in George Bernard Shaw’s ‘Saint Joan,’ on the Folger stage beginning May 12.


Katie deBuys and her grandmother’s Winter’s Tale

Actress Katie deBuys (Hermione) keeps a very special copy of this play in her dressing room—the one her grandmother used in college. She spoke to us about this cherished volume and what Shakespeare meant to her grandmother.



Setting the Scene for ‘The Way of the World’

We spoke to scenic designer Alexander Dodge to find out what it was like turning our Elizabethan theater into a chic Hamptons setting for Theresa Rebeck’s The Way of the World.


Understudying ‘The Way of the World’

Folger Spotlight spoke to Rachael Montgomery about her recent experiences understudying for—and then performing in—the role of Waitress in Theresa Rebeck’s The Way of the World.



In Rehearsal with The Way of the World

Photographer Teresa Wood captures The Way of the World cast rehearsing a pivotal scene in Theresa Rebeck’s cunning new comedy. 


Snakes on a Stage: Behind the Scenes with Tony Koehler

Props master Tony Koehler returns to the Folger Spotlights to talk about the foresight needed to bring a fortune teller to life, how to make a bed (from scratch), and, of course, the trial-and-error involved in creating a number of venomous co-stars.



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