AN ILLUSTRATED SHORT PLAY
Written, directed and illustrated by ensemble member Rajiv Joseph
Featuring ensemble member Carrie Coon
Streaming January 27, 2021
Run time: 10 minutes
The red folder belongs to a first grader. It is the source of all his woes. Years later, he seeks vengeance.
Red Folder is one of six virtual productions on the Steppenwolf NOW virtual stage. Get access to all six productions with the purchase of a virtual membership for only $75. Discounts available for essential workers, artists, students and teachers. Find more information at steppenwolf.org/now.
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Cast and Artists
Playwright Rajiv Joseph†
Director Rajiv Joseph†
Illustrator Rajiv Joseph†
Original Music Chris P. Thompson
Filmed and Edited by Joel Moorman
Lead Animation Artist Christopher Huizar
Animation Artists Joel Moorman and Rudy Schultz
Artistic Producer JC Clementz
Production Manager Elise Hausken
Casting Director JC Clementz, CSA
Production Stage Manager Laura D. Glenn*
Assistant Production Stage Manager Christine D. Freeburg*
Narrator Carrie Coon†*
Additional Staff: Martha Wegener (Sound Engineer), Patrick Zakem (Captioning)
Special Thanks to Dinesh Joseph.
Steppenwolf Theatre Company is a constituent of Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for nonprofit professional theater.
† denotes a member of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company ensemble.
* denotes a member of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers.
PRESS ARTICLES & REVIEWS
"Steppenwolf playwright, electronic music composer collaborate on illustrated short 'Red Folder'" – Daily Herald
"In Steppenwolf Theatre’s ‘Red Folder,’ Carrie Coon battles with school supplies" – Chicago Tribune
"‘Red Folder’ Spins a Story of Self-Healing" – WTTW
"Red Folder: An Illustrated Short Play" – This Week In New York
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lead steppenwolf now sponsor
Anne and Don Phillips
premier steppenwolf now sponsor
Robert and Louise Sanborn
Grand production sponsor
Christopher and Eileen Murphy
individual production sponsor
Jim and Kay Mabie
endowment production sponsor
Richard and Mary Gray Production Endowment
Accessibility Services sponsored by John Hart and Carol Prins
This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.