From Compagnia de’ Colombari

Created and Directed by Karin Coonrod
September 19 – October 04, 2015
Folger Theatre

texts&beheadings/ElizabethR is a new work performed by Compagnia de’ Colombari at Folger Theatre as part of the Washington-wide Women’s Voices Theater Festival.

Drawing in part on Elizabeth I’s letters and other material in the Folger collection, this devised theatre piece uses Elizabeth’s own words to reveal her wit, courage, and extraordinary love of her people.  Four actresses portray the resilient queen in this compelling, multilingual drama. Through poems, prayers, and private letters, the woman who swore that she would not make windows into men’s souls reveals her own. Following the play's premiere at the Folger Theatre, it will next be seen at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. 

Approximate run time is one hour with no intermission.

View photos from this production.

texts&beheadings/ElizabethR thanks   for their generous support. 

Special Performances

Saturday, September 19, 8pm
Tickets available beginning at 5pm at the box office window; cash only.

Stage Director Talk
Tuesday September 22, 6:30pm
Join us for a discussion with texts&beheadings/ElizabethR director Karin Coonrod. Includes light fare reception.
Tickets are $20.

Folger Friday: Shakespeare, Not Stirred
Friday, September 25, 6:00pm
Join authors Caroline Bicks and Michelle Ephraim as they discuss their new book Shakespeare, Not Stirred: Cocktails for Your Everyday Dramas.
FREE. Reservations required.

Sunday, September 27, 2pm
Call the box office at (202) 544-7077 for details.
Folger Theatre's open-captioned performances are generously sponsored by Vinton and Sigrid Cerf.

Post-Show Talk with Cast
Thursday, October 1, following the 7:30pm performance, Free

Friday, October 2, 6:00pm 
Join the Folger’s Head of Reference, Georgianna Ziegler, as she explores the life and legacy of Elizabeth I. 
FREE. Reservations required.


Special Engagement Benefactor:
Denise Gwyn Ferguson




Who's Who

Creator and Director
Dramaturgy and Scenic Design
Costume Design
Lighting Design
Resident Dramaturg
Production Stage Manager
Producer, Compagnia de'Colombari