Richard III (Folger Theatre, 2014)

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Folger Theatre produced William Shakespeare's Richard III, directed by Robert Richmond, from January 28 to March 16, 2014 in the Folger's Elizabethan Theatre.

Drew Cortese stars as King Richard in Folger Theatre’s production of Richard III. Photo by Jeff Malet.

The 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.


  • Jenna Berk: Princess Elizabeth
  • Holden Brettell: Edward, Prince of Wales
  • Remy Brettell: Richard, Duke of York
  • Drew Cortese*: King Richard III
  • Andrew Criss: Ratcliffe, Friar
  • Daniel Flint: Lovell, Archbishop of Ely, Friar
  • Sean Fri*: Hastings, Tyrell
  • Michael Gabriel Goodfriend*: Rivers, Richmond
  • Nanna Ingvarsson: Duchess of York
  • Naomi Jacobson*: Queen Margaret
  • Alyssa Wilmoth Keegan*: Lady Anne
  • Paul Morella*: Edward, Mayor, Norfolk
  • Julia Motkya*: Queen Elizabeth
  • Howard W. Overshown*: Buckingham
  • Michael Sharon*: Clarence, Catesby
  • Richard Sheridan Willis*: Stanley


  • Colin Cech: Richard, Duke of York
  • Andrew Criss: Buckingham
  • Vince Eisenson: Rivers, Richmond
  • Daniel Flint: Stanley
  • Ryan Mitchell: Ratcliffe, Lovell, Archbishop of Ely, Friars
  • Rosemary Regan: Queen Margaret, Duchess of York
  • Victoria Reinsel: Lady Anne, Queen Elizabeth
  • Michael Sharon*: King Richard III
  • Gracie Terzian: Princess Elizabeth
  • Hunter Zane: Edward, Prince of Wales
  • Ivan Zizek: Clarence, Catesby, Edward, Mayor, Norfolk

Creative team

  • William Shakespeare, Playwright
  • Robert Richmond**, Director
  • Tony Cisek***, Scenic Design
  • Mariah Hale, Costume Design
  • Jim Hunter***, Lighting Design
  • Eric Shimelonis, Sound Design and Music Composition
  • Casey Dean Kaleba, Fight Director
  • Michele Osherow, Resident Dramaturg
  • Che Wernsman*, Production Stage Manager
  • Daryl Eisenberg, CSA, New York Casting

Production team

  • Emily Marquet, Assistant to the Director
  • Keri Schultz*, Assistant Stage Manager
  • James Kramer, Production Assistant
  • Alyssa Wilmoth Keegan*, Fight Captain
  • Pam Weiner, Props Master
  • Bella Faccia, Inc., Scenery Construction
  • Adalia Vera Yonneyck, Assistant Costume Designer
  • Edwin Schiff, Wardrobe Head
  • Ananda Keator, Stitcher
  • Karen Mayhew, Master Electrician
  • John Rose-Caron, Light Board Operator
  • Patrick Calhoun, Assistant Sound Designer
  • Brandon Roe, Sound Board Operator
  • Isabel Smith-Bernstein, Dramaturgical Intern
  • Carol Rosegg, Promotional Photography
  • Teresa Wood, Production Photography
  • Heather Daniels, Mark Fastoso, and APTV, Promotional Video
  • WAPAVA, Archival Recording
  • C2 Inc., Open Captioning

music performed by Rebecca Sheir (vocals) and Eric Shimelionis (organ and other instruments)

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, Programs Assistant
  • Teresa Wood, Casting Assistant

Other media

Watch the trailer for this production of Richard III.

Listen to director Robert Richmond discuss the reconfiguration of the Elizabethan Theatre for the production.

Hear director Robert Richmond and Drew Cortese (King Richard III) chat about the production with WJLA-TV's morning talk show, "Let's Talk Live."


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