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[[Folger Theatre]] performed their production of texts&beheadings/ElizabethR from September 19 to October 4, 2015 in the Folger's [[Elizabethan Theatre]].
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[[Folger Theatre]] produced Compagnia de' Colombari's ''texts&beheadings/ElizabethR'', created and directed by Karin Coonrod, composed by Gina Leishman, from September 19 to October 4, 2015.
  
[[File:2015 Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead Folger Theatre.jpg|350px|left|frame|Adam Wesley Brown (Guildenstern, top) and Romell Witherspoon (Rosencrantz, bottom), ''Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead'', directed by Aaron Posner, Folger Theatre, 2015. Jeff Malet.]]
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[[File:TWood 023.jpg|350px|Monique Barbee, Cristina Spina, Ayeje Feamster, and Juliana Francis-Kelly, ''texts&beheadings/ElizabethR'', directed and created by Karin Coonrod, Folger Theatre, 2015. Teresa Wood.|alt=|center|thumb]]
  
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== Synopsis ==
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Drawing in part on Elizabeth I’s letters and other material in the Folger collection, this devised theatre piece uses Elizabeth’s own words to reveal her wit, courage, and extraordinary love of her people.  Four actresses portray the resilient queen in this compelling, multilingual drama. Through poems, prayers, and private letters, the woman who swore that she would not make windows into men’s souls reveals her own.
  
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==Production==
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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.
  
== Production ==
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===Cast===
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.
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*Monique Barbee*: Elizabeth
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*Ayeje Feamster*: Elizabeth
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*Juliana Francis-Kelly*: Elizabeth
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*Cristina Spina*: Elizabeth
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===Creative team===
  
=== Cast ===
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*Karin Coonrod, Creator and Director
* Monique Barbee*: Elizabeth
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*Gina Leishman, Composer
* Ayeje Feamster*: Elizabeth
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*John Conklin, Dramaturgy and Scenic Design
* Juliana Francis-Kelly*: Elizabeth
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*Oana Botez, Costume Design
* Cristina Spina*: Elizabeth
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*Peter Ksander, Lighting Design
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*Adrian Silver, Movement
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*Jon Carter, Hair and Makeup Design
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*Michele Osherow, Resident Dramaturg
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*C.A. Clark*, Stage Manager
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*Alyce Dissette, Compagnia de' Colombari, Producer
  
=== Creative team ===
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===Production team===
* Karin Coonrod Creator and Director
 
*Gina Leishman, Composer
 
* John Conklin, Dramaturgy and Scenic Design
 
* Oana Botez, Costume Design
 
* Peter Ksander, Lighting Design
 
*Adrian Silver, Movement
 
* Jon Carter, Hair and Makeup Design
 
* Michele Osherow, Resident Dramaturg
 
* C.A. Clark*, Stage Manager
 
* Alyce Dissette, Compagnia de' Colombari, Producer
 
  
=== Production team ===
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*Teresa Wood, Casting Assistant
* Rebekah Sheffer, Assistant Technical Director
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*Elizabeth Brodie, Production Assistant
* Katharine Pitt, Humanities Programs Director
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*Cidney Forkpah, Wardrobe Head
* Teresa Wood, Casting Assistant
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*Brittany Shemuga, Assistant Lighting Designer
* Elizabeth Brodie, Production Assistant
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*Erin Teachman, Master Electrician
*Cidney Forkpah, Wardrobe Head  
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*Amanda Kircher, Light Board Operator
*Brittany Shemuga, Assistant Lighting Designer
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*Teresa Wood, Production Photography
* Erin Teachman, Master Electrician
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*C2 Ink., Open Captioning
* Amanda Kircher, Light Board Operator
 
* Teresa Wood, Production Photography
 
* C2 Ink., Open Captioning
 
  
 
===For Compagnia de' Colombari===
 
===For Compagnia de' Colombari===
*Nick Ryckert, Production Manager  
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*Nick Ryckert, Production Manager
 
*Gigi Buffington, Voice and Text
 
*Gigi Buffington, Voice and Text
*Lydia Gay, Costume Construction  
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*Lydia Gay, Costume Construction
*Katherine Shelton, Assistant Stage Manager  
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*Katherine Shelton, Assistant Stage Manager
  
=== Foger Theatre ===
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===Foger Theatre===
* Janet Alexander Griffin, Artistic Producer
 
  
* Beth Emelson, Assistant Artistic Producer
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*Janet Alexander Griffin, Artistic Producer
  
* David Polk, General Manager
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*Beth Emelson, Associate Artistic Producer
  
* Charles Flye, Theatre Production Manager
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*David Polk, General Manager
  
* Rebekah Sheffer, Assistant Technical Director
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*Charles Flye, Theatre Production Manager
  
* Katherine Pitt, Programs Assistant  
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*Rebekah Sheffer, Assistant Technical Director
  
* Teresa Wood, Casting Assistant
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*Katherine Pitt, Humanities Programs Assistant
  
== Other media ==
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==Reviews==
  
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*[https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/theater_dance/the-four-faces-of-queen-elizabeth/2015/09/29/020b7d3a-6526-11e5-bdb6-6861f4521205_story.html The Washington Post]
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*[http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/arts/theater/article/13047224/textsbeheadingselizabethr-at-folger-theatre-reviewed Washington City Paper]
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*[http://dctheatrescene.com/2015/09/28/folger-textsbeheadingselizabethr-review/DC Theatre Scene]
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*[http://mdtheatreguide.com/2015/09/theatre-review-textsandbeheadingselizabethr-at-folger-theatre/ MD Theatre Guide]
  
== Reviews  ==
 
* [https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/theater_dance/the-four-faces-of-queen-elizabeth/2015/09/29/020b7d3a-6526-11e5-bdb6-6861f4521205_story.html] 
 
* [http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/arts/theater/article/13047224/textsbeheadingselizabethr-at-folger-theatre-reviewed] 
 
* [http://dctheatrescene.com/2015/09/28/folger-textsbeheadingselizabethr-review/]
 
* [http://mdtheatreguide.com/2015/09/theatre-review-textsandbeheadingselizabethr-at-folger-theatre/]
 
 
==Image gallery==
 
==Image gallery==
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<gallery>
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File:TWood 142.jpg|Monique Barbee, ''texts&beheadings/ElizabethR'', directed by Karin Coonrod, Folger Theatre, 2015. Teresa Wood.
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File:TWood 221.jpg|Juliana Francis-Kelly and Monique Barbee, ''texts&beheadings/ElizabethR'', directed by Karin Coonrod, Folger Theatre, 2015. Teresa Wood.
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File:TWood 234 - web.jpg|Monique Barbee, Cristina Spina, and Ayeja Feamster, ''texts&beheadings/ElizabethR'', directed by Karin Coonrod, Folger Theatre, 2015. Teresa Wood.
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</gallery>
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[[Category: American theater]]
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[[Category: Folger Theatre]]

Latest revision as of 11:32, 4 February 2021

Folger Theatre produced Compagnia de' Colombari's texts&beheadings/ElizabethR, created and directed by Karin Coonrod, composed by Gina Leishman, from September 19 to October 4, 2015.

Monique Barbee, Cristina Spina, Ayeje Feamster, and Juliana Francis-Kelly, texts&beheadings/ElizabethR, directed and created by Karin Coonrod, Folger Theatre, 2015. Teresa Wood.

Synopsis

Drawing in part on Elizabeth I’s letters and other material in the Folger collection, this devised theatre piece uses Elizabeth’s own words to reveal her wit, courage, and extraordinary love of her people.  Four actresses portray the resilient queen in this compelling, multilingual drama. Through poems, prayers, and private letters, the woman who swore that she would not make windows into men’s souls reveals her own.

Production

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.

Cast

  • Monique Barbee*: Elizabeth
  • Ayeje Feamster*: Elizabeth
  • Juliana Francis-Kelly*: Elizabeth
  • Cristina Spina*: Elizabeth

Creative team

  • Karin Coonrod, Creator and Director
  • Gina Leishman, Composer
  • John Conklin, Dramaturgy and Scenic Design
  • Oana Botez, Costume Design
  • Peter Ksander, Lighting Design
  • Adrian Silver, Movement
  • Jon Carter, Hair and Makeup Design
  • Michele Osherow, Resident Dramaturg
  • C.A. Clark*, Stage Manager
  • Alyce Dissette, Compagnia de' Colombari, Producer

Production team

  • Teresa Wood, Casting Assistant
  • Elizabeth Brodie, Production Assistant
  • Cidney Forkpah, Wardrobe Head
  • Brittany Shemuga, Assistant Lighting Designer
  • Erin Teachman, Master Electrician
  • Amanda Kircher, Light Board Operator
  • Teresa Wood, Production Photography
  • C2 Ink., Open Captioning

For Compagnia de' Colombari

  • Nick Ryckert, Production Manager
  • Gigi Buffington, Voice and Text
  • Lydia Gay, Costume Construction
  • Katherine Shelton, Assistant Stage Manager

Foger 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

Reviews

Image gallery