Ford’s Theatre Director

Paul R. TetreaultPaul R. Tetreault
Since joining Ford’s in 2004, Tetreault has enhanced the quality of the institution’s artistic programming and expanded its mission to include a stronger focus on education. He has led a $50+ million capital campaign, the most extensive renovation to the theatre and museum since the building reopened to the public in 1968, and the creation of a new Center for Education and Leadership, which seeks to further explore Lincoln’s legacy.

Tetreault served as Managing Director of the Alley for 10 years, producing more than 100 productions and working with talented artists such as Edward Albee, Tony Kushner, Trevor Nunn, Nicky Silver, Frank Wildhorn and August Wilson, among others.

He has held senior management positions with Crossroads Theatre Company, New Jersey; Berkeley Repertory Theatre, California; and Circle Repertory Company, New York City. He served as director of finance at Madison Square Garden and as a vice president with C.W. Shaver and Company, Inc., a New York management and fundraising consulting firm.

He has served as a panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts and has taught and guest lectured at Brooklyn College, Columbia University, New York University, the University of Houston and Rice University. He is a graduate of Emerson College and received his MFA from the City University of New York-Brooklyn College. He serves on the Board of the Downtown DC BID.

Press Items
Politico Op-Ed: “The arts: a venue for bipartisanship”
C-SPAN: Tetreault on the 2009 Reopening
Washington Post: “Creating a Living Theatre”
Washington Post: “Ford’s Star General"

Fanning or Difusing Flames Media and Diversity

Lincoln Legacy Project Video
From the Director

Photo of Paul R. Tetreault by Scott Suchman.