Romeo and Juliet (Folger Theatre, 2013)

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Folger Theatre produced William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, directed by Aaron Posner, composed by Karla Kihlstedt, from October 15 to December 1, 2013.

Erin Weaver & Michael Goldsmith as a pair of "star-crossed lovers." Photo by Teresa Wood.

The Production

The production earned several Helen Hayes Award nominations, including "Outstanding Resident Play", "Outstanding Director, Resident Play" for Aaron Posner, "Outstanding Lead Actress, Resident Play", for Erin Weaver, "Outstanding Supporting Actress, Resident Play", for Sherri L. Edelen, and "Outstanding Sound Design, Resident Production" for Christopher Baine and Carla Kihlstedt.

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.


  • Aaron Bliden: Benvolio
  • Rex Daugherty*: Tybalt
  • Brian Dykstra*: Lord Capulet
  • Sherri L. Edelen*: Nurse
  • Michael Goldsmith: Romeo
  • Eric Hissom*: Friar Lawrence
  • Brad Koed*: Mercutio
  • Shannon Koob*: Lady Capulet
  • Joe Mallon*: Paris
  • Allen McCullough*: Lord Montague
  • Matthew McGee: Balthazar, Peter, Friar John
  • Michele Osherow: Lady Montague
  • Erin Weaver*: Juliet


  • Vince Eisensno: Balthazar, Peter, Friar John
  • Sarah Holt: Nurse
  • Jennifer Hopkins: Lady Capulet, Lady Montague
  • Jeff Keogh: Lord Capulet, Lord Montague
  • Stephanie LaVardera: Juliet
  • Zack Powell: Benvolio, Mercutio, Tybalt
  • William Vaughan: Romeo
  • Ron Ward: Friar Lawrence

Creative team

  • William Shakespeare, Playwright
  • Aaron Posner**, Director
  • Karla Kihlstedt, Composer
  • Meghan Raham, Scenic Design
  • Laree Lentz, Costume Design
  • Jennifer Schriever***, Lighting Design
  • Christopher Baine***, Sound Design
  • Casey Dean Kaleba, Fight Director
  • Michele Osherow, Resident Dramaturg
  • Jocelyn Callister*, Production Stage Manager
  • Keri Schultz*, Assistant Stage Manager
  • Daryl Eisenberg, CSA, New York Casting

Production team

  • Amber Jackson, Assistant Director and Choreographer
  • Adi Stein, Assistant to the Director
  • Patricia Stasik, Production Assistant
  • Eric Hissom, Fight Captain
  • Angela Plante, Props Master
  • Scenic Assistant, Brooke Robbins
  • Bella Faccia, Inc., Scenery Construction
  • Adalia Vera Tonneyck, & Edwin Schiff, Co-Wardrobe Heads
  • Dorothy Driggers, Costume Assistant/Draper
  • Jennifer Dasher & Ananda Keator, Drapers
  • Lindsey Ewing, Wig Master
  • Rob Denton***, Assistant Lighting Director
  • Karen Mayhew, Master Electrician
  • John Rose-Caron, Light Board Operator
  • Tom Sowers, Sound Design Associate
  • Patrick Calhoun, Assistant Sound Designer
  • Brandon Roe, Sound Board Operator
  • James Kegley, Promotional Photography
  • Teresa Wood, Production Photography
  • Heather Daniels, Mark Fastoso, & APTV, Promotional Video
  • WAPAVA, Archival Recording
  • C2 Inc., Open Captioning

Recorded Music performed by Carla Kihlstedt, Matthias Bossi, and Jon Evans. Engineered and mixed by Jon Evans at Brick Hill, Orleans, MA.

Folger Theatre

  • Janet Alexander Griffin, Artistic Producer
  • Beth Emelson, Assistant Artistic Producer
  • David Polk, General Manager
  • Charles Flye, Theatre Production Manager
  • Rebekah Sheffer, Assistant Technical Director
  • Katherine Pitt, Programs Assistant, Dramaturg Intern
  • Teresa Wood, Casting Assistant

Other media

Watch the trailer for this production of Romeo and Juliet.

Listen to director Aaron Posner discuss the production.


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