The Royal Pyrate Premier

Louis Butelli has a long standing relationship with Folger theatre. You can follow his current thoughts on working with them in his "Folger Production Diary"

A concert featuring the first public presentation of music from The Royal Pyrate, a new musical being written by Chas LiBretto and Landon Marcus at Ars Nova's Uncharted residency!

December 12, 2015


This February, 2016, Louis Butelli travels to Columbia, SC to direct Bill Irwin and Mark O'Donnell's adaptation of Moliére's SCAPIN for University of South Carolina's Department of Theatre and Dance.

After a successful run of our Romeo and Juliet adaptation, we're excited to announce that we'll be bringing it back to Lincoln center for another season.

November 2016

Romeo & Juliet takes the stage again at Lincoln Center


In association with Folger Shakespeare Library in our nation's capital, GRAVEDIGGER'S TALE is a brand new interactive theater piece, commissioned to travel nationwide in 2016 to help celebrate the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare. 

Adapted by Robert Richmond and Louis Butelli, the show will travel to theaters, museums, libraries and community centers in all 50 states alongside the Folger's exhibition, "FIRST FOLIO: The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare."

Richmond directs, Butelli stars.