In this post, elementary school teacher Colin Sinko and Ford’s Lead Teaching Artist Thembi Duncan, one of the hosts of a Ford's Virtual Field Trip, discuss Sinko's experience working with the Ford’s Education Team.
Have you ever wondered what would happen if you took a single step closer, reached forward and touched a museum painting? Playwright Jessica Dickey imagines exactly that in her world-premiere play, The Guard, opening at Ford’s Theatre in Fall 2015.
When most people think of Ford’s Theatre, they are reminded of the terrible events of April 14, 1865, when President Lincoln was assassinated here. But when Frankie Hewitt founded Ford’s Theatre Society in 1968, she ensured that vibrant, engaging live performances would return to the restored theatre.
The Ford’s Theatre walking tour Investigation: Detective McDevitt, by Richard Hellesen, takes visitors on an interactive journey through the facts and faces of the crime that changed American history. Keeping with tradition, we recently interviewed our newest guide who portrays Detective McDevitt on the tour.
The subject of this month’s museum feature, the Lincoln Flag from Pike County Historical Society in Milford, Pennsylvania, gives us an opportunity to learn more about a family of actors onstage the evening of the Lincoln assassination and their role in the preservation of the flag.
The Ford’s Theatre theatrical season for 2015-2016 is announced! Productions include: the world-premiere play The Guard by Jessica Dickey—part of Washington’s Women’s Voices Theater Festival; The Glass Menagerie; the musical 110 In the Shade; and holiday favorite A Christmas Carol.
The first weekend in May is an exciting time of year for Ford’s Theatre Education because it is our National Oratory Fellows Retreat. The weekend is the culminating celebration of the year-long oratory integration work that partners each of our 18 National Oratory Fellows with a Ford’s Teaching Artist.
On April 14 and 15, 2015, the streets of Washington, D.C., were filled with thousands of people paying tribute to Abraham Lincoln and his legacy. Learn all about our 36 hours of continuous programming on the Ford’s campus that marked the 150th anniversary of Lincoln's assassination and death.