The Folger Spotlight

What's On at the Folger

Posts By: Louis Butelli

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 Interview of Zach Appelman: Part Deux

Last week, we posted the first segment of Louis Butelli’s interview with Zach Appelman. Louis met with Zach over coffee in Brooklyn last month and had a lovely chat on subjects ranging from karate to studying at Yale…Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to Harry Potter. Here, Zach speaks about his work on Broadway in War Horse —… Continue Reading »


Louis Butelli and Zach Appelman: Interview, Part I

Hello again from your pal Louis Butelli, cast member in Folger Theatre’s upcoming Henry V (January 2013) and Twelfth Night (April 2013). First, I’d just like to personally send my warm thoughts and best wishes to anybody suffering loss or damage from the recent storm. As a New Yorker, my heart goes out to everyone as… Continue Reading »


Louis Butelli and Zach Appelman: Happy Saint Crispin’s Day!

Hello again from your pal Louis Butelli. I’ll be playing Nym in Henry V and Feste in Twelfth Night later this season at Folger Theatre. First, let me please urge you to get your tickets to The Conference of the Birds right now by clicking here! Also, let me please urge you to read Jay… Continue Reading »


Louis Butelli and Robert Richmond: Talking Twelfth Night

Hello again from your pal Louis Butelli. I’ll be playing Nym in Henry V and Feste in Twelfth Night later this season at the Folger. It’s a wealth of riches here at the Folger Production Diary, where I’ve been asked to do a couple of entries to go alongside Jay Dunn’s incredible account of putting… 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 »


Louis Butelli: Pre-Blogging Diary, Part I

Hello, there! My name is Louis Butelli, and I’ll be performing in two shows this 2012/13 season at the Folger Theatre. First up, I’ll play Nym in Henry V. Then, I’ll play Feste in Twelfth Night. Both will be directed by my dear friend and long-time collaborator, Robert Richmond. Henry V begins performances on January… Continue Reading »


Louis Butelli: Henry VIII in Alabama

Hello, readers of the Folger Theatre Production Diary! My name is Louis Butelli. I was a contributor here during Folger’s recent production of Othello, in which I played Roderigo. Last week, I was asked if I would put together a new posting for “y’all,” if you’ll forgive the colloquialism. Obviously, I agreed. There are several… Continue Reading »


Fare Thee Well

Hi there! It’s Louis Butelli, from Folger’s Othello, writing to you one last time. As they say, all good things must come to an end. I’m fairly certain they weren’t referring to this blog when they said it, but, regardless, this is my very last post. The first thing to say is: “don’t despair!” New… Continue Reading »