King Lear (Folger Theatre, 2007)

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The Folger Theatre performed their production of King Lear from January 11 to February 18, 2007.


  • Duane Allen: Burgundy, Captain
  • JJ Area: Messenger, Lear Train
  • Jerome Preston Bates**: Kent
  • Danyon Davis**: Edgar
  • Andre De Shields**: Lear
  • Chantal Jean-Pierre**: Goneril
  • Ty Jones**: Edmund
  • Ian Lockhart: France, Lear Train
  • Shayshahn MacPherson: Musician, Lear Train
  • Francis Mateo: Cornwall, Doctor
  • Christina Sajous: Cordelia
  • Ken Schatz**: Fool
  • Todd Scofield**: Albany
  • Zuanna Sherman: Oswald
  • Deidra LeWan Starnes**: Regan
  • Harold Surratt**: Gloucester

Production Team

  • Janet Alexander Griffin, Artistic Producer
  • Beth Emelson, Assistant Artistic Producer
  • Giuseppe DeBartolo, General Manager
  • Alfred Preisser, Director
  • Troy Hourie*, Scenic Designer
  • Kimberly Glennon, Costume Designer
  • Aaron Black*, Lighting Designer
  • Roxi Trapp-Dukes, Assistant Director
  • Che Wernsman**, Stage Manager


  • Eric Grims, Production Manager/Technical Director
  • Michele Osherow, Literary Advisor
  • Seth Schwartz, Assistant Stage Manager
  • Ian Lockhart, Fight Captain
  • Amber Meade, Master Electrician
  • Sarah Peterson, Light Board Operator
  • Cat Martin, Wardrobe
  • TSA, Inc., Set Construction
  • Elisha Bartels, Bill Carlton, Danielle Deacon, Paul Ring, & Jacob Rothermel, Carpenters

Member of United Scenic Artists denoted by "*"
Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States denoted by "**"