Throughout The Glass Menagerie, Tom breaks the "fourth wall" and addresses the audience directly. We wondered what might happen if the other characters had monologues like Tom does, and decided to put this challenge to students at our matinees.
Now a month into its spring run at Ford’s Theatre, the musical 110 in the Shade is wowing audiences and critics alike with its big heart, marvelously sung performances and dynamic direction and choreography. We recently connected with actor Ben Crawford, who plays the animated rainmaker Starbuck, to hear his thoughts on the production!
From first rehearsal through the show’s opening, the cast of 110 in the Shade have powered through to create a musical in about five weeks! We’ve collected some of our favorite photos and video that the cast and fans have shared on Instagram. We’d love to see your pics, too—please tag them #Fords110!
Google Arts and Culture gets us excited about the digital future of Ford’s Theatre. You may wonder, “Why? What is Google Arts and Culture and how can it help me—as a teacher, student, Lincoln scholar, or just casual visitor to the site?"
Reflecting on two summers spent in intensive, content-rich professional development through Ford’s Theatre—as a Civil War Washington Teacher Fellow in 2014 and as a Seat of War and Peace scholar in 2015—the biggest impact on my teaching has been getting to know the ordinary: the everyday objects, spaces and moments made the Civil War era extraordinary.
Constructed by the U.S. Sanitary Commission volunteers during the Civil War, this remarkable quilt below was auctioned at the Philadelphia Sanitary Fair in 1864 to raise funds that were used to improve sanitary conditions for soldiers throughout the Union Army.
Time and again, Kevin McAllister has wowed Ford’s Theatre audiences with his roles in the musicals Parade, Violet and more. Here Kevin spoke with us about the challenges and joys of his newest role in our current musical, 110 in the Shade.
Tracy Lynn Olivera plays the lead role of Lizzie in 110 in the Shade, a show picked by Ford’s Theatre Director Paul R. Tetreault specifically to showcase her. In the following interview, Olivera discusses her life as a Washington actress.
Next up at Ford’s Theatre, follow the story of Lizzie Curry as she encounters drought, falls in love with a con man and searches for self-acceptance in 110 in the Shade.