King Lear (Folger Theatre, 2007)

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Folger Theatre performed their production of King Lear from January 11 to February 18, 2007 in the Folger's Elizabethan Theatre.

André De Shields (King Lear), King Lear, directed by Alfred Preisser, Folger Theatre in a co-production with The Classical Theatre of Harlem, 2007. Scott Suchman.


Entertainment unions represented in Folger Theatre productions include The Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (DCS), United Scenic Artists (USA), and the Actors' Equity Association (AEA), which includes members of the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.


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

Production Team

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

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