Twelfth Night (Folger Theatre, 2013)

This article is about a performance of Shakespeare's play. For other uses, see Twelfth Night (disambiguation).

Folger Theatre produced William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, directed by Robert Richmond, from April 30 to June 9, 2013.

Louis Butelli (Feste) and Emily Trask (Viola), Twelfth Night, directed by Robert Richmond, Folger Theatre, 2013. Photo by Scott Suchman.

The Production

The production earned several nominations for Helen Hayes Awards, including the "James MacArthur Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor, Resident Play" for Louis Butelli and Richard Sheridan Willis, and "Outstanding Costume Design, Resident Play" for Mariah Hale.

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.


  • Tonya Beckman*: Maria
  • Michael Brusasco*: Orsino
  • Louis Butelli*: Feste
  • Chris Genebach*: Antonio
  • James Konicek*: Sir Andrew Aguecheek
  • Joshua Morgan*: Valentine
  • Rachel Pickup*: Olivia
  • Emily Trask*: Viola
  • William Vaughan: Sebastian
  • Craig Wallace*: Sir Toby Belch
  • Richard Sheridan Willis*: Malvolio


  • Joel DeCandio: Valentine, Sebastian
  • Laura Dunlop: Maria
  • Amanda Forstrom: Viola
  • Chris Genebach*: Orsino
  • Keith Irby: Sir Toby Belch, Malvolio
  • Ryan Mitchell: Sir Andrew Aguecheek, Antonio
  • Jack Powers: Feste
  • Sarah Strasser: Olivia

Creative team

  • William Shakespeare, Playwright
  • Robert Richmond, Director
  • Tony Cisek**, Scenic Design
  • Mariah Hale, Costume Design
  • Andrew F. Griffin**, Lighting Design
  • Matthew M. Nielson**, Sound Design
  • Casey Dean Kaleba, Fight Director
  • Michele Osherow, Resident Dramaturg
  • Che Wernsman*, Production Stage Manager
  • Daryl Eisenberg, CSA, New York Casting

Production team

  • Daniel Bumgardner, Assistant Director
  • Joshua Morgan*, Music Direction
  • Joshua Morgan* & Joel DeCandio, Music Arrangments
  • Eleni Grove, Choreographer
  • Alicia Sells, Assistant Stage Manager
  • James Kramer, Production Assistant
  • Chris Genebach*, Fight Captain
  • William Vaughan, Dance Captain
  • Michelle Elwyn, Prop Master
  • Hannah Crowell, Scenic Assistant
  • Bella Faccia, Inc., Scenery Construction
  • Adalia Vera Tonneyck, Cosume Assistant/Wardrobe Head
  • Sarah Jane Palmer, Costume Assistant
  • Ananda Keator, Stitcher
  • Sylvia Fuhrken, Wardrobe
  • Heather Flemming, Wig Design
  • Patrick Calhoun, Sound Assistant
  • Aaron Waxman, Master Electrician
  • John Rose-Caron, Light Board Operator
  • Brandon Roe, Sound Board Operator
  • Marissa Walker, Aerialist
  • James Kegley, Promotional Photography
  • Scott Suchman, Production Photography
  • Heather Daniels, Mark Fastoso, & APTV, Promotional Video
  • WAPAVA, Archival Recording
  • C2 Inc., Open Captioning

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
  • Katharine Pitt, Assistant to the Director/Dramaturg Assistant
  • Teresa Wood, Casting Assistant
Additional Music by Joshua Morgan*
Shakespeare's text set to music by Matthew M. Nielson**

Other media

Watch the trailer for this production of Twelfth Night.

Hear the cast introduce their characters.

Listen to Louis Butelli (Feste), Craig Wallace (Sir Toby Belch), and James Konicek (Sir Andrew Aguecheek) perform "Hold Thy Peace," one of the production's many musical moments.


Image gallery