Months before any audience enters Ford’s Theatre for performances of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, designers read the script to create the perfect environment on stage. We recently asked Set Designer Court Watson about designing his third production for Ford’s Theatre.
Spring 2015 will mark 150 years since Lincoln’s assassination at Ford’s Theatre and the end of the Civil War. Our programming team has tailored the upcoming Ford’s Theatre season’s spring stage productions and special exhibition to focus on the Ford’s 150: Remembering the Lincoln Assassination.
The Abraham Lincoln and the Technology of War exhibition is filled with insights about President Lincoln and the technological advancements of the 19th century. The exhibit’s curator, Stephen Wilson, tells us how the museum holds snapshots of history.
We are honored to announce that because of our National Oratory Fellows program, the National Center for Literacy Education (NCLE) has recognized Ford’s Theatre as a Center for Literacy Education for 2014.
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee captures the awkward moments of six adolescents as they spell their way through a local competition. Hear from Director Peter Flynn about why he's excited to be back at Ford’s Theatre to direct this Tony-winning musical.
On February 8, the Ford’s Theatre Society facilitated an experimental Meet & Mingle event after a performance of the musical Violet. Here's what we learned.
Georgette Hackman is a fifth-grade teacher from Denver, Pennsylvania, and a participant in Catherine B. Reynolds Civil War Washington Teacher Fellows program. She describes her experience with the Fellows in the following post.
Thousands of students visit Ford’s and engage in learning about Lincoln’s legacy through our interactive museum exhibits and interpretive talks and programs in the theatre each year. But how can we deepen the student experience?