In 2014, Folger Theatre charted new territory in the history of its Elizabethan theatre by converting the traditionally proscenium space into an arena. This was the vision of director Robert Richmond and scenic designer Tony Cisek for Folger Theatre’s Richard III. The duo is reunited now for Antony and Cleopatra, tackling the same feat of transforming the theatre space into an arena. Tony Cisek joins us to discuss the design and installation of the playing space for our first production of the 2017/18 season.
Check out the time lapse video of the set installation for Folger Theatre's 2014 production of Richard III.