Julius Caesar (Folger Theatre, 2014)

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Folger Theatre produced William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, directed by Robert Richmond, from October 28 to December 7, 2014.

Maurice Jones (Mark Anthony), Julius Caesar, directed by Robert Richmond, Folger Theatre, 2014. Photo by Teresa Wood.


Beware the Ides of March, Caesar. Julius Caesar returns home victorious, securing both unparalleled power and popularity. Fearful for the Republic and driven by their own ambition, several senators conspire to assassinate the Roman dictator in the Capitol. However, their brash move plunges Rome into chaos and threatens the very democracy they swore to uphold.


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.


  • Shirine Babb*: Portia
  • Joe Brack*: Cinna, Titinius
  • Louis Butelli*: Cassius
  • Anthony Cochrane*: Brutus
  • JaBen Early*: Metellus Cimber, Octavius Caesar
  • Maboud Ebrahimzadeh*: Casca, Messala
  • Robbie Gay: Trebonius, Lepidus
  • Maurice Jones*: Mark Antony
  • Nafeesa Monroe*: Soothsayer
  • Michael Sharon*: Julius Caesar
  • Deirdra LaWan Starnes*: Calphurnia
  • William Vaughan: Lucius


  • Audrey Bertaux: Portia, Soothsayer
  • Joe Brack: Brutus
  • Nello DeBlasio: Julius Caesar, Cinna, Titinius
  • Andrew Ferlo: Mark Anthony, Lucius
  • Ryan Mitchell: Trebonius, Lepidus
  • Nafeesa Monroe: Calphurnia
  • William Vaughan: Metellus Cimber, Octavius Caesar
  • Ivan Zizek: Cassius, Casca, Messala

Creative team

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

Production team

  • Teresa Wood, Casting Assistant
  • Amanda Forstrom, Assistant Director
  • Rachel Spears, Production Assistant
  • Nafeesa Monroe, Fight Captain
  • Pam Weiner, Props Master
  • Bella Faccia, Inc., Scenery Construction
  • Daniel Espy, Props Assistant
  • Adalia Vera Tonneyck, Costume Assistant
  • Ananda Keator, Stitcher
  • Edwin Shiff, Wardrobe Head
  • Erin Teachman, Master Electrician
  • Amanda Kircher, Light Board Operator
  • Brandon Roe, Sound Associate
  • James Kegley, Promotional Photography
  • Jeff Malet and Teresa Wood, Production Photography
  • Heather Daniels, Mark Fastoso, and APTV, Promotional Video
  • WAPAVA, Archival Video
  • C2 Inc., Open Captioning

Music Performed by Rebecca Sheir (vocals), Doug Wilson (trumpet), and Eric Shimelonis (strings, piano, and percussion)

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


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