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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.


Meet the Cast: The Winter’s Tale

March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb, and the same could be said for Shakespeare’s romantic The Winter’s Tale, which opens here at Folger Theatre next month. Starting in the kingdom of Sicilia, the play begins as a dark exploration of paranoid jealousy, only to open up to pastoral celebration and miraculous reunion… Continue Reading »


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.


Meet the Cast: The Way of the World

Meet the high-flying boys and girls of this sparklingly witty new play before they take the stage in January.


Meet the Cast: Timon of Athens

Having spent the winter in the forest of Arden, Folger Theatre heads into spring by traveling to Greece for Timon of Athens. Meet the talented cast who will bring this fascinating play about generosity and societal bonds to life. Timon of Athens Ian Merrill Peakes is no stranger to the Folger stage, having played some of… Continue Reading »


An Actor Prepares: Aaron Krohn (Touchstone)

Folger Spotlight has shown you components of As You Like It‘s first rehearsal, had Matthew Pauli guide you on using the First Folio to explore Shakespeare’s verse, and taken you backstage with Tony Koehler to find out what there is to eat in the Forest of Arden. Today, we talk to actor Aaron Krohn about his approach to… Continue Reading »