As the vibrant centerpiece of the Folger Shakespeare Library’s public programs, Folger Theatre is a unique theater in the nation’s capital. The critically-acclaimed Folger Theatre has an established reputation for bringing Shakespeare and other classic plays, as well as modern masterpieces and new plays, to the stage in energetic, thought-provoking, and dynamic productions. Since 1991, Folger Theatre has staged more than half of the plays from Shakespeare's First Folio in its intimate Elizabethan theater, continuing the lively legacy of Shakespearean stagecraft. Folger Theatre has been honored by the Helen Hayes Awards committee with 124 nominations and 20 awards for excellence in acting, direction, design, and production, including the award for outstanding production of the year for The Taming of the Shrew (2013), Hamlet (2010), Measure for Measure (2007), The Two Gentlemen of Verona (2005), and Romeo and Juliet (2001).
For Shakespeare in American Communities, Folger Theatre will present student matinees of Julius Caesar directed by Robert Richmond, as part of their Teaching Artists in the Schools program. The company will provide related educational activities, including workshops, post-performance forums, and online resources. They anticipate reaching 10 schools from District of Columbia.