In this post, eighth-grade teacher and Ford’s Oratory Fellow Giani Clarkson shares his experiences teaching the art of oratory to his students in Washington, D.C.
The recent production of The Guard at Ford’s Theatre isn’t the first time guards have been featured on the stage at Tenth Street NW. In July 1864—nine months before Lincoln’s assassination halted productions at Ford’s for 100 years—John T. Ford brought a production called Three Guardsmen to his Washington Theatre.
Tennessee Williams’s memory play, The Glass Menagerie, focuses solely on the insular world of the Wingfield family. In this post, we introduce each character.
Here at Ford’s Theatre, our 2015 holiday season truly began on November 3, when our young cast of A Christmas Carol first met to rehearse the show. Our production of A Christmas Carol requires six young actors to play a variety of roles, including urchins, schoolchildren and members of the Cratchit family.
Planning a funeral is a difficult task under normal circumstances. Planning the funeral of a recently assassinated U.S. president brings that task to another level of complexity. That responsibility fell to 50-year-old George R. Harrington, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury.
In August 2015, Ford’s Theatre Society was fortunate enough to receive a donation of an original Ford’s Theatre playbill from the 1864 production of a play called Three Guardsmen. When thinking about how to best preserve your heirloom or artifact for future generations, there are several important elements of professional framing to consider with your professional framer.
Jennie Berman Eng and Cynthia Gertsen from the Ford’s Education staff, recently sat down to discuss the Ford’s adaptation of Charles Dickens’s 1843 novella, A Christmas Carol, and how it transforms the play with musical moments.