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A Tour of the Vault!

“When I was young and first read ‘OTHELLO,’ I thought the character of RODERIGO of little importance; it seemed introduced merely to fill up those vacancies of action which might otherwise have remained unemployed.” Hey, blogfriends! It’s your pal Louis, aka Roderigo in Othello, now on stage at Folger Theatre. No, the above is not… Continue Reading »


More Music Video Than MTV

Well, hey there, blogfriends! It’s Louis, Roderigo in Folger Theatre’s Othello, coming at you once again. Please forgive me for going quiet on you for a few days. As you may have heard, Othello has officially opened! On October 24, we had a fantastic performance, followed by a reception in the Library’s Great Hall. If you… 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 »