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Louis Butelli: Julius Caesar Rehearsal Video Clip

Hello! It’s your friend Louis Butelli here. I’ll be playing Cassius in Robert Richmond’s upcoming production of Julius Caesar at Folger Theatre. We begin previews on October 28th, and tickets are on sale…get yours by clicking here. We are currently in week 2 of rehearsals, and we couldn’t possibly be having more fun putting it… Continue Reading »


In the Studio: Recording Julius Caesar

The very talented Robert Richmond (the upcoming Julius Caesar, Richard III, Twelfth Night, Henry V, and Henry VIII) returned to Omega Studios last week along with a cast of Folger favorites to record Julius Caesar in advance of the production opening in October. The recording will be available through the Folger Luminary App, as well as on CD through… Continue Reading »


Zack Fine: In the “Muckity-Muck” of Two Gents

Well, what is there to say but that we are in the thick of it all for The Two Gentlemen of Verona (beginning April 17)…there is a mess to making things and right about now I feel like I’m in the eye of the mess. So much so that it’s hard to see where the… Continue Reading »


Introducing: Zack Fine of “Two Gents”

Hello Folgerites and Folgerians! My name is Zack Fine and I will be your waiter…I mean your blogger. Thanks for clicking on me. I’m single and looking for a deep connection…oh wait, it’s not that type of blog. Or is it? Maybe. I’ve never really online-dated, but this might just be our chance to experience… Continue Reading »


Meet Drew Cortese: Folger’s King Richard

Hello Folger audiences! My name is Drew Cortese and I’ll be playing Richard in Folger Theatre’s upcoming production of Richard III (which begins performances on January 28).  I’m thrilled to be making my Folger debut, and so very thankful to be returning to Washington, D.C. – a city that has such a robust theatre community… Continue Reading »


Getting Technucal

Note: This blog post by Brian Dykstra was written during tech rehearsals in early October. Romeo and Juliet began performances on October 15 and is now running through December 1. “Ladies and Gentlemen: It is now one o’clock. We would like you all in costume and we would like to start ‘soon’ with scene 32…. Continue Reading »


A Day In Rehearsal – An Actor’s Diary

So, I thought maybe y’all might be interested in what actors do on a typical rehearsal day. Here’s a day in the life: Rehearsal is called at 10am. Which is rare. Nothing starts in the theatre before 10am. Nothing. Ever. We’re kind of vampires, us theatre folk…used to playing evening shows and socializing (read drinking)… Continue Reading »


Fighting Amongst Ourselves

So, we got these swords. And we keep striking at each other with them. This is one of the things that happens when you decide to be an actor. People keep putting weapons in your hands and other people keep coming after you with similar weapons. This is one of the things that happens in… Continue Reading »



Katie deBuys: On Speaking French

Working at the Folger has been (and this is totally not hyperbole) one of the great pleasures of my life. Henry V is my third outing on this Elizabethan stage, and each of the shows I’ve done has challenged me and taught me some pretty cool new skills. There was The Gaming Table, my first-ever… Continue Reading »