Promo photos for 2014-2015 Season shows

Cari amici,

It’s my great pleasure to say hello directly. Before we close the book on 2016, I wanted to take a look back and let you in on some exciting changes that are underway for the Fools.

This Fall, we presented the beginnings of some exciting new adaptations, as performed at the Kennedy Center’s Annual Page to Stage Festival. We were thrilled to be a part of the Folger Theatre’s First Folio Festival hosted at Gallaudet University, where we performed, offered workshops, presented lectures and more. And, as this month saw the close of our critically acclaimed and Helen Hayes Recommended production of The Merchant of Venice, it also marks a change in Artistic leadership as we move into the latter half of our 16-17 season.

I will be taking the reigns of Producing Artistic Director, continuing the work of Toby Mulford, who will be moving on to other projects including his successful musical duo, Dr. Dour and Peach, with Rachel Spicknall-Mulford. Though bittersweet, this period of transition is full of excitement at the prospects of what’s to come. We hope that you’ll stick around to see what we bring you, as we continue Faction’s inimitable brand of Commedia and physical storytelling, to breathe life and wild fun into classics and new work alike.

I can’t spill too many beans on 2017 yet, but there’s a lot is in the works, (including this Spring’s 8th Annual Fool For All: Tales of Chaos & Cannoli!) so don’t change that dial! In the meantime, I wanted to give a quick thanks to all of our donors, who have helped us continue to do what we do, from providing world-class actor training, to school touring shows, to our award-winning mainstage productions. Thanks for your support and your friendship!

And for any of you who are still able to make a year-end donation, we hope that it can be in support of our work. Every dollar helps — truly! Come be a Fraction of the Faction! Just click on THIS LINK to join us at whatever level you can!

The happiest of holidays to you all,
And we'll see you in 2017!


Paul Reisman
Producing Artistic Director