A favorite tradition for the company of A Christmas Carol is the annual donation collection for a D.C.-based charitable organization. Over the past seven years, the cast has raised more than $550,000 for different local charities. Learn more about how the acting company gives back each season.
The Ford’s Theatre Center for Education and Leadership features a winding staircase and 34-foot tower of books about Abraham Lincoln, symbolizing that the last word about this great man will never be written.
Ever wondered who designs the posters, street banners, lobby signage, playbills and more at Ford’s Theatre? Gary Erskine, Art Director and staff photographer, leads our design team. Take a behind-the-scenes peek at his work on Twitter as part of our Social Media Ambassadors program.
Professor of Geography at the University of Connecticut Kenneth Foote, and author of Shadowed Ground, discusses the context of places that have been involved in tragedies.
In spring 2016, Jason Rude, a seventh and eighth grade social studies teacher at New Hampton Middle School in New Hampton, Iowa, worked with Ford’s Theatre on a pilot project to transcribe primary sources from the Remembering Lincoln website with his students.
The Broadway-bound musical Come From Away tells the stories of the townspeople of Gander, Newfoundland, and the unexpected 6,579 airline passengers who waited in the Canadian town for American airspace to reopen after September 11, 2001. Three “come from aways” share their experiences in the following post.
The characters in the musical Come From Away are composite characters based on the experiences of real people and actual events of September 11 through September 15, 2001. Learn more about them here.
Ford’s Theatre celebrates 35 years of A Christmas Carol performances in 2016, and acclaimed Washington actor Craig Wallace steps into the role of Ebenezer Scrooge for the first time.
Editor’s Note: In conjunction with with the musical Come From Away, Kenneth Foote, Professor of Geography at the University of Connecticut and author of Shadowed Ground, discusses the context of places that have been involved in tragedies like the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
In the following post, Ford’s Theatre Teacher-in-Residence Dave McIntire discusses how to use podcasting as a teaching tool for middle school students’ public speaking.