About Folger Theatre

“The Folger has emerged as a wonderfully receptive staging ground for innovative approaches to the classics.”  – Peter Marks, The Washington Post

Folger Shakespeare Library is the authority on Shakespeare research, the world’s largest Shakespeare library, and a national leader in performance related to Shakespeare’s works.

Folger Theatre is at the intersection of all the great work of the Folger and shines as the preeminent showcase for the performing arts at this world class cultural institution.

Folger Theatre has staged more than 95 plays since being reactivated in 1991. Folger Theatre has been honored by the Helen Hayes Awards committee with 158 nominations and 31 awards for excellence in acting, direction, design, and production. They have received the Outstanding Resident Play Award for four productions in the past number of seasons: Measure for Measure, Hamlet, The Taming of the Shrew, and Sense and Sensibility.

Folger Theatre has seven fully dramatized Shakespeare audio books available through Simon and Schuster.

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, Associate Director of Programming/Director of Producing, Folger Theatre, 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.