Video: “A Christmas Carol” in Rehearsal

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Written in just six short weeks during the autumn of 1843, Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol quickly gained popularity in his native England, and it has never been out of print since. In the more than 170 years since its first publication, dozens of film, radio, television and stage adaptations have been made of the…

Engaging the 21st-Century Visitor: Digital Strategy at Ford’s Theatre

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I read this great quote from Ed Rodley over at the Peabody Essex Museum: “A postdigital museum isn’t one where ‘digital’ has triumphed over ‘physical.’” Having just finished a digital strategic planning process at Ford’s, this quote reinforced our own newly established digital values. We recognize the ongoing importance of our physical spaces, artifacts and…

The Many Faces of A Christmas Carol [Photos]

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A Christmas Carol has been presented for 35 years at Ford’s Theatre. Between all the actor photo calls, dress rehearsals, media performances and archival filming that I typically handle in my post as Associate Director of Communications and Marketing, I see each production four times during its time at Ford’s.

Using Historical Fiction as a Teaching Tool

Philosopher and critic Walter Benjamin famously said, “History is written by the victors.” As historical fiction increases in popularity, though, writers of every medium are challenging that maxim and are rewriting history. At the October 1st Teacher Preview Workshop and Performance, we discussed the role historical fiction plays in Jessica Dickey’s play The Guard, as…

Giving Teenagers Confidence Through Oratory Training

For the last several years, I’ve worked as a Ford’s Theatre Teaching Artist, teaching Lincoln’s speeches and oratory skills to area middle school students. At the end of the program, the students come to Ford’s to deliver their chosen speech. Inevitably, the students always ask me this question: “When we go inside will there be,…

Mourning Lincoln Through Images

Editor’s Note: This month we take a look at primary sources from our Remembering Lincoln partners at the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum at Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee. The museum is proud to showcase some of its memorial Lincolniana, drawn from a collection that contains a wide array of materials including ribbons, pins,…

Video: Theatrical Trailer for “The Guard”

Tim Getman, Mitchell Hébert, Josh Sticklin, Kathryn Tkel and Craig Wallace star in the world-premiere Ford’s Theatre production of Jessica Dickey’s The Guard.  Watch our new theatrical trailer and get a glimpse of why critics and audiences have praised the production as a griping, reflective and extraordinary theatrical experience. The Guard is part of the Women’s…