Mary Stuart (2015)

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Folger Theatre performed their production of Friedrich Schiller's Mary Stuart from January 27 to March 8, 2015. The performance text was Peter Oswald's new version of Schiller's work.

Holly Twyford (Queen Elizabeth), Mary Stuart, directed by Richard Clifford, Folger Theatre, 2015. Teresa Wood.


Mary Stuart, Queen of Scotland, has been imprisoned under charges of attempted regicide. Her captor and cousin Queen Elizabeth I cannot bring herself to sign the death decree. In a society where woman are considered inferior, these two queens charged with ruling as kings battle sexism, greed, lust, and climactically, each other.

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

  • Rajesh Bose*: Lord Burleigh
  • Louis Butelli*: Sir Amias Paulet
  • Paul-Emile Cendron*: Mortimer
  • Ray Dooley*: Melvil, Count Aubespine
  • Jeff Keogh: Drugeon Drury, Sheriff
  • Cody Nickell*: Earl of Leicester
  • Kate Eastwood Norris*: Mary Stuart
  • Nancy Robinette*: Hannah Kennedy
  • Todd Scofield*: Sir William Davison, Count Bellievre
  • Holly Twyford*: Queen Elizabeth
  • Craig Wallace*: Earl of Shrewsbury
  • Nathan Winkelstein: O'Kelly, Sheriff

Understudies

  • Katy Carkuff: Queen Elizabeth
  • Ray Dooley: Earl of Shrewsbury
  • Robbie Gay: Earl of Leicester, Sir William Davison, Count Bellievre
  • Jeff Keogh: Sir Amais, Paulet, Melvil, Count Aubespine
  • Ryan Mitchell: O'Kelly, Drugeon Drury, Sheriff
  • Rosemary Regan: Hanna Kennedy
  • Todd Scofield: Lord Burleigh
  • Jjana Valentiner: Mary Stuart
  • Nathan Winkelstein: Mortimer

Creative team

  • Richard Clifford, Director
  • Tony Cisek*, Scenic Design
  • Mariah Hale*, Costume Design
  • Rob Denton*, Lighting Design
  • Patrick Calhoun, Music Composition and Sound Design
  • Michele Osherow, Resident Dramaturg
  • Daryl Eisenberg, CSA, New York Casting
  • Brian Sekinger**, Production Stage Manager
  • Elisabeth Ribar**, Assistant Stage Manager

Production team

  • Teresa Wood, Casting Assistant
  • Cassie Ash, Assistant Director
  • Alexandra Kennedy, Assistant to the Director
  • Casey Kaleba, Fight Director
  • Cody Nickell, Fight Captain
  • Rachel Spears, Production Assistant
  • Hannah Crowell, Scenic Assistant
  • Lauren Chilton, Props Master
  • Bella Faccia, Ink., Scenic Construction
  • Adalia Tonneyck, Assistant Costume Designer
  • Claire Cantwell, Kelly Howland, Nantalie Kurczewski, Tessa Lew, Kimberly Parkman, and Steven Simon, Stitchers
  • Ananda Keator, Draper
  • Edwin Schiff, Wardrobe Head
  • Anne Nesmith, Wig Designer
  • Sara Jane Palmer, Wig Technician
  • Brittany Dilliberto and Erin Teachman, Co-Master Electricians
  • Amanda Kircher, Light Board Operator
  • Brandon Roe, Sound Associate
  • James Kegley, Promotional Photography
  • Teresa Wood and Jeff Malet, Production Photography
  • Heather Daniels, Mark Fastoso, and APTV, Promotional Video
  • WAPAVA, Archival Video
  • C2 Ink., Open Captioning

Folger Theatre

  • Janet Alexander Griffin, Artistic Producer
  • Beth Emelson, Associate Artistic Producer
  • David Polk, General Manager
  • Charles Flye, Theatre Production Manager
  • Rebekah Sheffer, Assistant Technical Director
  • Katherine Pitt, Humanities Programs Assistant

Other media

Watch the trailer for this production of Mary Stuart.

Actors Holly Twyford (Queen Elizabeth) and Kate Eastwood Norris (Mary, Queen of Scots) talk about the most storied rivalry in English history.

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