“The Folger has emerged as a wonderfully receptive staging ground for innovative approaches to the classics.”–The Washington Post
The award-winning Folger Theatre, in our nation’s capital, bridges the arts and humanities through transformational performances and programming that speak inclusively to the human experience.
Folger Theatre continues its rich cultural legacy through bold interpretations and adaptations of the plays of William Shakespeare. Folger Theatre also expands the classical canon by cultivating today’s artists and commissioning new work that is in dialogue with the concerns and issues of our time. These plays inform, respond to, and sit alongside the work of Shakespeare.
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Our Verse in Time to Come @ DC Public Library
Our Verse in Time to Come @ Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
Collaboration is a tentpole of theater – it takes many hands, hearts, and perspectives to serve a story. The artistry of those individuals has been honored by the Helen Hayes Awards, which recognize the outstanding achievement from professional theaters and theater-makers across the Washington, DC region. Folger Theatre has been the recipient of 158 nominations and 31 awards for excellence in acting, direction, design, and production. Recent productions of Measure for Measure, Hamlet, The Taming of the Shrew, and Sense and Sensibility have all received the Outstanding Resident Play Award.
Folger Theatre thrives both on its historical stage and in the community, meeting and engaging audiences wherever they are.
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