A Midsummer Night's Dream (2022)

A Midsummer Night's Dream (2022)

At The Playhouse at the National Building Museum

Folger Theatre produced William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Victor Malana Maog, in association with The University of South Carolina and the National Building Museum, from July 12 to August 28, 2022.

Production

Entertainment unions represented in Folger Theatre productions include The Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (**), United Scenic Artists (***), and the Actors' Equity Association (*), which includes members of the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.

Cast

  • Rotimi Agbabiaka*: Oberon and Theseus
  • Bryan Barbarin*: Demetrius
  • Renea S. Brown*: Helena
  • Danaya Esperanza*: Puck and Egeus
  • John Floyd: Flute
  • Brit Herring*: Snout
  • Lilli Hokama*: Hermia
  • Jacob Ming-Trent*: Bottom
  • Nubia M. Monks*: Hippolyta and Titania
  • Shinji Elspeth Oh: Philostrate
  • Hunter RIngsmith*: Lysander
  • John-Alexander Sakelos*: Peter Quince
  • Sabrina Lynne Sawyer: Snug
  • Kathryn Zoerb: Starveling


Creative Team

  • Victor Malana Maog**: Director
  • Tony Cisek***: Production Design
  • Jim Hunter**: Festival Stage Design
  • Olivera Gajic***: Costume Design
  • Yael Lubetzky***: Lighting Design
  • Matthew Nielson***: Sound Design and Composition
  • Brandon Wolcott***: Sound Design and Original Music
  • Alexandra Beller**: Choreographer
  • Chelsea Pace: Intimacy Choreographer
  • Cliff Williams, III**: Fight Choreographer
  • Michele Osherow: Resident Dramaturg
  • Eisenberg/Beans Casting: Casting
  • Manna-Symone Middlebrooks: Additional Casting
  • P. Vanessa Losada*: Production Stage Manager
  • Leigh Robinette*: Assistant Stage Manager


Understudies

  • Cerra Cardwell: Peter Quince and Philostrate
  • Jordan Essex: Bottom
  • Izzy Gholl: Helena and Hermia
  • Brit Herring*: Oberon and Theseus
  • Brooke Kemph: Flute, Snout, and Snug
  • Shinji Elspeth Oh: Starveling
  • Sabrina Lynne Sawyer: Puck and Egeus
  • Khalid Taylor: Lysander and Demetrius
  • Kathryn Zoerb: Titania and Hippolyta


Folger Theatre

  • Karen Ann Daniels, Artistic Producer
  • Beth Emelson, Associate Artistic Producer
  • David Polk, General Manager
  • Charles Flye, Theatre Production Manager
  • Rebekah Sheffer, Assistant Technical Director
  • Rhiannon Sanders: Interim Assistant Technical Director


Other Media


Reviews

  • Read The Washington Post feature story by Thomas Floyd on Midsummer at the National Building Museum after a 2+ year wait.
  • Read The DCist story on how scenic designers Tony Cisek and Jim Hunter transformed the Building Museum to create a magical Playhouse.
  • Read the review in BroadwayWorld