Casting Juliet/Playing Othello (Folger Theatre, 1998)

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Folger Theatre and the Source Theatre Company produced Caleen Sinnette Jennings' Casting Juliet/Playing Othello, directed by Lisa Rose Middleton, from January 9 to February 1, 1998.

Scott Leonard Fortune (Jimmy) and Susan Lynskey (Wendy), Casting Juliet/Playing Othello, by Caleen Sinnette Jennings, directed by Lisa Rose Middleton, Folger Theatre in a co-production with Source Theatre Company, 1998. Photo by Ken Cobb.

The Production

Caleen Sinnette Jennings was nominated for the Helen Hayes Award "The Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play."

Entertainment unions represented in Folger Theatre productions include the Actors' Equity Association (*), which includes members of the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers. Equity Membership Candidates are identified with (**).


  • Kila D. Burton: Georgia
  • Scott Leonard Fortune*: Jimmy
  • Steve Lebens**: Dave
  • Susan Lynskey*: Wendy
  • Jeff Mandon*: Chris
  • Rachel D. Spaght*: Lorraine

Creative Team

  • Janet Alexander Griffin, Folger Director of Museum and Public Programs
  • Joe Banno, Source Theatre Company Artistic Director
  • Caleen Sinnette Jennings, Playwright
  • Lisa Rose Middleton, Director
  • David Evans Morris, Scenic Designer
  • Dan Covey, Lighting Designer
  • Howard Vincent Kurtz, Costume Designer
  • Mike Savenelli, Original Music and Sound Designer
  • Elsie Jones, Properties Designer/Set Dressing
  • Robin Suleiman*, Stage Manager
  • Brette Goldstein, Casting Director

Production Team

  • Robert Tyner, Production Manager
  • Claudia Torres, Assistant Stage Manager
  • Robin Ervin, Dramaturg
  • Robert Tyner, Technical Director
  • David Eske, Technical Director / Master Carpenter
  • Jake Artz, Master Electrician
  • Bobbi Carter, Scenic Artist
  • Paul Deosinor, Carpenter
  • Alexander Brauninger, Carpenter
  • Bill Fecke, House Management
  • David Peters, House Management

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