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Basset, anyone?

Recently, a handful of brave cast members, as well as the director, stage manager, and dialect coach of The Gaming Table all bellied up to that titular table to learn how to play Basset. Why Basset, you ask? And why did Susanna Centlivre write a play centered around the game? I was wondering the same thing… Continue Reading »


Game On!

We are halfway through our first week of rehearsals for The Gaming Table, and it’s already too much fun not to share. So without further ado… Welcome to the Folger Theatre Production Diary for Susanna Centlivre’s The Gaming Table (originally titled The Basset Table), brought to you by a double-dose of Emily T.  That’s right! There are two Emily T’s in… Continue Reading »


Uncertainty Principles

Hello once again from your blogfriend Louis—Roderigo in Folger Theatre’s Othello, where we have now played five preview performances to consistently packed houses. You gotta get over here! Tonight, Sunday night, we will have our press opening. I wanted to take this opportunity to write one last post from the relatively safe cocoon of our “unexamined”… Continue Reading »


Previews

Hello, blogfriends. It’s Louis/Roderigo from Folger’s Othello, writing you with another dispatch from the frontlines. On Tuesday night, we had our very first preview for a real-life, living and breathing audience! We were terrified, but they really seemed to dig it. It was a “pay what you can” night, and people were lining up around… Continue Reading »


Some Vlog with your Blog?

Hi from Louis, Roderigo in Othello, and guest blogger here at the Folger Theatre! The Folger loaned me a Flip Camera a couple of weeks ago, in the hopes that I would experiment with some video blogging, or “vlogging.” Here now are the results of that experimentation. PLEASE NOTE! It wouldn’t be a blog (or… Continue Reading »


Venice to Cyprus

Hey from Louis/Roderigo! We’re deep in the throes of Technical Rehearsals (“Tech”) for Othello at Folger Theatre. For those keeping score at home, as predicted, we spent the duration of our long day yesterday completing the enormous scene change into Cyprus. It’s looking pretty magnificent. Something like a scene change may seem fairly innocuous. The… Continue Reading »


Dinner and a Movie?

Well, we have just finished the first half of our first day of “Tech” for Othello at Folger Theatre. Here’s the rundown on the day so far… 11am-Noon: Actors arrive in two waves to get into costume. Some of us do this more quickly than others and get an earlier start on the thing which… Continue Reading »


Tech & News

Hi from Louis, aka Roderigo in Folger Theatre’s upcoming Othello! This’ll be a pretty quick one as a) our first day of technical rehearsals (affectionately known as “tech”) begins today and, b) it’s been suggested to me that perhaps, in blog terms, brevity might approach the soul of wit more directly than my customary nerdy… Continue Reading »


Robert Richmond & Kingdom of Heaven

Well, hello! It’s your Folger blogfriend Louis here. There are a couple of things that it now seems prudent to reveal to you, if you’re there. The first thing to say is that I’ve been cheating on you, just a little bit. My theater company, Psittacus Productions, just closed a brand new musical, CYCLOPS: A… Continue Reading »


Spectator Sports

Hi, again! It’s your friend Louis here, blogging away like a champ! I just ran into the awesome Beth Emelson (Folger Theatre’s Assistant Artistic Producer) who mentioned to me that people actually seem to be reading this blog. I am simultaneously flattered and extremely self-conscious. I’ll probably just pretend she never said that to me, and… Continue Reading »