Arcadia (Folger Theatre, 2009)

Folger Theatre performed their production of Tom Stoppard's Arcadia from May 5 to June 14, 2009.

Erin Weaver (Thomasina Coverly) and Cody Nickell (Septimus Hodge), Arcadia, by Tom Stoppard, directed by Aaron Posner, Folger Theatre, 2009. Photo by Carol Pratt.

The Production

Arcadia won two Helen Hayes Awards: "Outstanding Supporting Actor, Resident Play," for Eric Hissom, and "Outstanding Supporting Actress, Resident Play," for Erin Weaver. Arcadia was also nominated for "Outstanding Director, Resident Play" for Aaron Posner, "Outstanding Lead Actress, Resident Play," for Holly Twyford, "Outstanding Lighting Design, Resident Production," for Thom Weaver, "Outstanding Resident Play," "Outstanding Sound Design, Resident Production" for Veronika Vorel, and the "Robert Prosky Award for Outstanding Leading Actor, Resident Play" for Cody Nickell.

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.


  • Cooper D'Ambrose: Ezra Chater
  • Stephen D'Ambrose*: Richard Noakes
  • Jared Michael Delaney*: Captain Brice
  • Michael Glenn*: Jellaby
  • Eric Hissom*: Bernard Nightingale
  • Cody Nickell*: Septimus Hodge
  • Suzanne O'Donnell*: Lady Croom
  • Benjamin Schiffbauer: Gus, Augustus Coverly
  • Margo Seibert*: Chloe Coverly
  • Peter Stray*: Valentine Coverly
  • Holly Twyford*: Hannah Jarvis
  • Erin Weaver*: Thomasina Coverly

Creative team

  • Tom Stoppard, Playwright
  • Aaron Posner**, Director
  • Daniel Conway***, Scenic Design
  • Kate Turner-Walker***, Costume Design
  • Thom Weaver***, Lighting Design
  • Veronika Vorel, Composition/Sound Design
  • Michele Osherow, Resident Dramaturg
  • Kate Olden*, Production Stage Manager

Production team

  • Suli Holum, Assistant Director
  • Kate Robinson, Assistant to the Director
  • Leigh Wilson Smiley, Dialect Director
  • Manil Suri, Mathematics Consultant
  • Kristin Allard, Dramaturgical Assistant
  • Andrew Payton, Technical Assistant
  • Lisa Forres, General Management/Casting Assistant
  • Miriam Yoder, Assistant Stage Manager
  • Brian Sekinger, Production Assistant
  • Tracy Moyers, Production Intern
  • Sean Urbantke, Scenic Assistant
  • Marianna Fernandez, Painter
  • Bella Faccia, Inc., Scenery Construction/Installation
  • Kate Turner-Walker, Wardrobe Manager
  • Rachel Apatoff & Amy Brandenburg, Costume Assistants
  • Amy Carr, Wardrobe/Hair Styling
  • Salon XYZ, Haircuts and Color
  • Amber Meade, Master Electrician
  • Keller Lindler, Lighting Programmer
  • Brian Allard, Jessie Crain, Garth Dolan, Jennifer Froetschel, & Sarah Peterson, Electricians
  • Sarah Peterson, Light Board Operator
  • Michelle Elwyn, Properties Mistress
  • Brian Keating, Sound Consultant
  • Miguel Hermann, Sound Board Operator
  • James Kegley, Promotional Photography
  • Carol Prayy, Production Photography
  • WAPAVA, Archival Recording
  • SLA, Inc., Sign Interpretation

Folger Theatre

  • Janet Alexander Griffin, Artistic Producer
  • Beth Emelson, Assistant Artistic Producer
  • Giuseppe DeBartolo, General Manager
  • Charles Flye, Theatre Production Manager

Other media

Listen to director Aaron Posner and Holly Twyford (Hannah Jarvis) discuss the complexities of Tom Stoppard's play.


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