About Folger Theatre

“The go-to local troupe for classical innovation with unmatched imaginative momentum” – Peter Marks, The Washington Post

Folger Theatre is the vibrant centerpiece of the Folger Shakespeare Library, producing plays reflecting the breadth of the library’s peerless collection. In this unique setting, Folger Theatre produces innovative stagings that have been commended as “breathtakingly original… strikingly contemporary” (The Washington Post).

Led since 1991 by Artistic Producer Janet Alexander Griffin, Folger Theatre has received 158 nominations and 31 Helen Hayes Awards for excellence in acting, direction, design, and production.  During recent seasons Folger Theatre has received the Outstanding Resident Play Award for its productions of Sense and Sensibility, The Taming of the Shrew, Hamlet, and Measure for Measure.

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 Artistic Producer/Associate Director of Public Programs, 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.