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Jay Dunn’s Rehearsal Diary: Devised Theater and Murmuration

First Day of Rehearsal – September 25 I thought I’d start off the second blog post by introducing myself. My name is Jay Dunn and I am an actor in The Conference of the Birds, playing October 23 to November 25 at, you guessed it, The Folger Theatre. I’ve been asked to do some reporting… Continue Reading »


Already a Wow – Design Team & 1st Read-Through

With the upcoming production of The Conference of the Birds on the horizon, actor Jay Dunn was kind enough to agree to write a series of blog posts throughout the rehearsal process to give our readers a bit of a behind-the-scenes look into the mounting of this imaginative and creative production. The following, is Jay’s first entry taken… Continue Reading »


Louis Butelli: Talking Henry V (Pre-Blog Part II)

Hello again from Louis Butelli, your peripatetic pre-blogger, soon to be appearing at the Folger Theatre in Henry V and Twelfth Night. I write to you now from historic Columbia, South Carolina, where I have come to visit my friend and collaborator, director Robert Richmond. Robert is on faculty at University of South Carolina’s Department… Continue Reading »


Louis Butelli: Pre-Blogging Diary, Part I

Hello, there! My name is Louis Butelli, and I’ll be performing in two shows this 2012/13 season at the Folger Theatre. First up, I’ll play Nym in Henry V. Then, I’ll play Feste in Twelfth Night. Both will be directed by my dear friend and long-time collaborator, Robert Richmond. Henry V begins performances on January… Continue Reading »


Inquiring young minds…

This entry is in response to a question, submitted by a student from JP McCaskey High School in Lancaster, PA. This student asks, “What led you to become an actor, and where do you envision your career going?” This seemingly simple question has a complex, multifaceted answer, but I will try to respond as simply… Continue Reading »