About Folger Theatre

Each year, Folger Theatre produces a three-play season of innovative productions, designed to forge strong connections with modern audiences while continuing the lively legacy of Shakespearean stagecraft. While Shakespeare is central to its mission, Folger Theatre has produced a variety of other classical works, as well as new plays related to or inspired by Shakespeare. 

Since 1992, Folger Theatre, led by Artistic Producer Janet Alexander Griffin, has staged more than half of the plays in Shakespeare’s First Folio. Folger Theatre has received 154 nominations and 30 Helen Hayes Awards, including Outstanding Resident Play for Measure for Measure, Hamlet, The Taming of the Shrew, and Sense and Sensibility.

For detailed information about the history of Folger Theatre, visit Folgerpedia.

Questions and comments

If you have questions or feedback, please contact the Folger box office at (202) 544-7077 or email Beth Emelson, Assistant Artistic Producer, at bemelson@folger.edu.


To submit a headshot and résumé, please email casting@folger.edu or mail
Folger Theatre
Attention: Casting
201 East Capitol Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003

Production work

Open positions are located on our employment page. To submit a résumé for a technical position not listed, please send to jobs@folger.edu.