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Hey there, blogfriends! It’s me, Louis Butelli. I play Roderigo in Folger Theatre’s production of Othello, which just closed on Sunday. The play may be over, but you haven’t heard the last from me. This is just a quick note to let you know that I’ve only got two posts left to go after this one…. Continue Reading »


Recording Othello

Hi from your pal Louis Butelli, aka Roderigo in Folger Theatre’s production of Othello. We’re heading into our final weekend of performances: the show must close this Sunday, December 4th. So if you’ve been thinking about picking up tickets to see us, now is the time. A couple of weeks ago, the company learned that the… Continue Reading »


Ten Questions: Janie Brookshire

Hello again from Louis Butelli, Roderigo in Folger Theatre’s Othello. You’ve got just eight more chances to see the show—we must close on December 4th! I’ve got a tasty little treat for you today. Janie Brookshire, who plays Desdemona in Othello, agreed to answer ten questions that I put together for her. Check it out—she’s got… Continue Reading »


Rituals and Repetition

Well, hello there! My name is Louis Butelli, and I play Roderigo in Folger Theatre’s production of Othello, running now until December 4. Won’t you come and see us? Tonight, we are going to undertake performance #40 of our show. To commemorate this event, I thought I’d take a minute to talk about what it’s… Continue Reading »


Shakespeare Changes Your Brain!

Hello from your pal Louis, aka Roderigo in Folger Theatre’s production of Othello. I recently came across an article that has haunted me and stayed with me for the past several days, so I thought I would pass along some snippets of the article, and some of my own thoughts. Consider yourself warned; things are… Continue Reading »


Questions, Answers, and “Yoda”

Well, hello there, dear blogfriends. It’s your pal Louis, Roderigo in Folger Theatre’s Othello, coming at you with another blog post. One of the things the Folger Theatre does in association with its productions is conduct post-show discussions with students and members of the audience. Yesterday, we performed a student matinee in the afternoon and… Continue Reading »