The Center for Education and Leadership will remain closed through March 2. The museum, theatre and Petersen House remain open. The phone system for Ford's Theatre Society is currently down due to a maintenance issue.

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FORD’S THEATRE ANNOUNCES LINCOLN LEGACY PROJECT 2013 PROGRAMMING

Mainstage Production The Laramie Project Marks 15 years
Since Matthew Shepard’s Murder

Free Monday Night Discussion Series Featuring Judy Shepard,
Cokie Roberts, Former Laramie Sheriff Dave O’Malley,
Among Others

Candlelight Vigil Planned in Memory of Matthew Shepard on
October 11—National Coming Out Day

World Premiere Exhibition Not Alone: The Power of Response
Featuring letters addressed to the Shepards at the
Center for Education and Leadership

FORD’S THEATRE PRESENTS "THE LARAMIE PROJECT" SEPT. 27-OCT. 27, 2013

FORD'S THEATRE PRESENTS

THE LARAMIE PROJECT
BY MOISÉS KAUFMAN and MEMBERS OF THE TECTONIC THEATER PROJECT
DIRECTED BY MATTHEW GARDINER

Mainstage production marks 15 years
since Matthew Shepard’s murder

First fully produced professional production of
the play in Washington, D.C., in more than a decade

Third featured production of
The Lincoln Legacy Project:
Multi-year effort to create dialogue around the issues of
diversity, equality and acceptance

FORD’S THEATRE SOCIETY HOSTED ANNUAL GALA SUNDAY, JUNE 2, 2013

Program Featured Remarks by Vice President Joe Biden

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and
Basketball Legend Bill Russell Received Lincoln Medals

First Responders from Boston, MA; West, TX and Newtown, CT
Honored in Special Tribute

Human Rights Advocates Judy and Dennis Shepard Honored
in Lincoln Legacy Project Tribute

FORD’S THEATRE SOCIETY PRESENTS ANNUAL GALA JUNE 2, 2013

FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE DR. CONDOLEEZZA RICE
AND
BASKETBALL LEGEND BILL RUSSELL
TO RECEIVE LINCOLN MEDALS

D.C.-AREA STUDENTS PRESENT AN EVENING OF ORIGINAL SPEECHES ON MAY 21, 2013

Students from Washington-area schools will perform on Ford’s Theatre stage

FORD'S THEATRE ANNOUNCES BETSY O'BRIEN ANDERSON AS DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT

Washington, D.C.— Ford’s Theatre Director Paul R. Tetreault announced today that Betsy O’Brien Anderson will join the company as Director of Development in June 2013. As Director of Development, Anderson will provide strategic organizational and administrative leadership for the fund development efforts of the historic theatre, museum and Center for Education and Leadership.

FORD’S THEATRE HOSTS SECOND ANNUAL NATIONAL ORATORY RETREAT AND PERFORMANCE IN WASHINGTON, D.C. MAY 3-5, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Twelve Students from five states and the District participate in the second-annual Ford’s Theatre National Oratory Retreat, May 3 through 5 in Washington, D.C. During the weekend, teachers and their select students from Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Pennsylvania and the District, will visit local historic sites, connect with their peers and perform speeches on the Ford’s Theatre stage in a culminating performance on Sunday, May 5, at 12:30 p.m.

Ford's Theatre Sequestration Update

Ford's Theatre Society programming (including the musical Hello, Dolly!, the Investigation: Detective McDevitt walking tours and the one-act play One Destiny) is not affected by sequestration and will continue as scheduled. We do not expect any changes to operating hours or National Park Service ranger programming at the Ford’s Theatre National Historic site for spring 2013. The National Park Service is exploring a number of plans to satisfy the automatic spending cuts caused by sequestration.