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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:TWood 023.jpg|350px|left|frame|Monique Barbee, Cristina Spina, Ayeje Feamster, and Juliana Francis-Kelly, ''texts&beheadings/ElizabethR'', directed and created by Karin Coonrod, Folger Theatre, 2015. Teresa Wood.]]
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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]]
  
== Production ==
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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==
 
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.
 
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 ===
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===Cast===
* Monique Barbee*: Elizabeth  
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* Ayeje Feamster*: Elizabeth  
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*Monique Barbee*: Elizabeth
* Juliana Francis-Kelly*: Elizabeth  
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*Ayeje Feamster*: Elizabeth
* Cristina Spina*: Elizabeth  
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*Juliana Francis-Kelly*: Elizabeth
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*Cristina Spina*: Elizabeth
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===Creative team===
  
=== Creative team ===
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*Karin Coonrod, Creator and Director
* Karin Coonrod Creator and Director
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*Gina Leishman, Composer
*Gina Leishman, Composer  
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*John Conklin, Dramaturgy and Scenic Design
* John Conklin, Dramaturgy and Scenic Design
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*Oana Botez, Costume Design
* Oana Botez, Costume Design
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*Peter Ksander, Lighting Design
* Peter Ksander, Lighting Design
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*Adrian Silver, Movement
*Adrian Silver, Movement  
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*Jon Carter, Hair and Makeup Design
* Jon Carter, Hair and Makeup Design
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*Michele Osherow, Resident Dramaturg
* Michele Osherow, Resident Dramaturg  
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*C.A. Clark*, Stage Manager
* C.A. Clark*, Stage Manager  
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*Alyce Dissette, Compagnia de' Colombari, Producer
* Alyce Dissette, Compagnia de' Colombari, Producer  
 
  
=== Production team ===
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===Production team===
* Rebekah Sheffer, Assistant Technical Director
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* Katharine Pitt, Humanities Programs Director
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*Teresa Wood, Casting Assistant
* Teresa Wood, Casting Assistant
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*Elizabeth Brodie, Production Assistant
* Elizabeth Brodie, Production Assistant
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*Cidney Forkpah, Wardrobe Head
*Cidney Forkpah, Wardrobe Head  
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*Brittany Shemuga, Assistant Lighting Designer
*Brittany Shemuga, Assistant Lighting Designer
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*Erin Teachman, Master Electrician
* Erin Teachman, Master Electrician
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*Amanda Kircher, Light Board Operator
* Amanda Kircher, Light Board Operator
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*Teresa Wood, Production Photography
* Teresa Wood, Production Photography
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*C2 Ink., Open Captioning
* 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
  
== Reviews   ==
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==Reviews==
* [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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*[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]
* [http://dctheatrescene.com/2015/09/28/folger-textsbeheadingselizabethr-review/DC Theatre Scene]
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*[http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/arts/theater/article/13047224/textsbeheadingselizabethr-at-folger-theatre-reviewed Washington City Paper]
* [http://mdtheatreguide.com/2015/09/theatre-review-textsandbeheadingselizabethr-at-folger-theatre/ MD Theatre Guide]  
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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]
  
 
==Image gallery==
 
==Image gallery==
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
File:TWood_142.jpg|Monique Barbee, ''texts&beheadings/ElizabethR'', directed by Karin Coonrod, Folger Theatre, 2015. Teresa Wood.
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File:TWood 142.jpg|Monique Barbee, ''texts&beheadings/ElizabethR'', directed by Karin Coonrod, Folger Theatre, 2015. Teresa Wood.
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 221.jpg|Juliana Francis-Kelly and Monique Barbee, ''texts&beheadings/ElizabethR'', directed by Karin Coonrod, Folger Theatre, 2015. Teresa Wood.
File:TWood_234.jpg|Monique Barbee, Cristina Spina, and Ayeja Feamster, ''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.
 
 
 
</gallery>
 
</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