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Louis Butelli: 4 Plays, 20 Days

Hello once again from your friend Louis Butelli. As you may or may not know, here at Folger Theatre, we’re undertaking another big new experiment in performance and study of the works of William Shakespeare. For three weeks this summer, a team of actors, producers, and engineers gathered at Omega Studios in Rockville, Maryland to… Continue Reading »


Louis Butelli: Folger Audio Recordings

Hello once again from your friend Louis Butelli, most recently Feste in Folger Theatre’s Twelfth Night. We closed our show on June 9 after a great run: thanks to everybody who came out to see us. I’m back at the Folger to participate in an exciting new project – immersive audio recordings of the full… Continue Reading »


Louis Butelli: Playing Fools

Hello once again from your friend Louis Butelli, currently playing Feste in Twelfth Night at the Folger Theatre. Our show must close this Sunday, on June 9th – grab your tickets now by clicking here. We’re having such a blast playing this show. The critics have been absolutely raving, the audiences have been delightful, and… Continue Reading »


Louis Butelli: Lights, Camera, Action!

Hello once again from your pal Louis Butelli! We have completed our first full week of rehearsals for Robert Richmond’s production of Twelfth Night, beginning April 30 at the Folger Theatre. We’ve got a really spectacular ensemble of actors working on this beautiful play, and we’re having lots of fun getting to know each other,… Continue Reading »


Louis Butelli: Some Prompting!

Hello once again from your pal Louis Butelli. This Tuesday, April 2nd, we will commence rehearsals for Robert Richmond’s production of Twelfth Night, beginning April 30th at the Folger Theatre – get your tickets here!! I’m going to be playing the role of Feste, the play’s resident sad clown and wandering minstrel. To prepare, I’ve… Continue Reading »


Louis Butelli: Finding A Former Feste

Hello again from your pal Louis Butelli, soon to be rehearsing to play Feste in Robert Richmond’s production of Twelfth Night, beginning April 30th at the Folger Theatre. Tickets are on sale here. As I mentioned last time (click here), I’m in the process of using the Folger Library’s world-class collection of materials related to… Continue Reading »


Backstage with Katie deBuys: Part II

Earlier this week, actor Katie deBuys (currently playing Princess Katherine in Henry V at the Folger) took us behind the scenes of a Sunday evening performance. The Sunday evening performance is the 8th of the week for the cast and second of the day. Playing two completely separate roles in Henry V (really, you can’t… Continue Reading »


Backstage with Katie deBuys for a Run of Henry V!

The following is Part One (of two) of a behind-the-scenes post by Henry V actor and blogger extraordinaire,  Katie deBuys. Katie is playing Pricess Katherine and the Boy in Folger Theatre’s current production of Henry V. Here, Katie takes you with her for a Sunday evening performance — her eighth show of the week: “How… Continue Reading »


Meeting the Cast of Henry V: Catherine Flye

In Folger Theatre’s current production of Henry V, Catherine Flye plays Mistress Quickly, among other characters. Catherine is truly a staple in the DC theater community and has received a whopping 13 Helen Hayes Award nominations during the course of her remarkable career. In addition to her work as an actor, she has also directed… Continue Reading »