More than 150 years have passed since John T. Ford first opened his famous Ford’s Theatre. In the latest post on the blog, we explore the theatre’s raked stage—a commonplace design in Lincoln’s day, but one that modern actors and designers find unique.
Ford’s Theatre is participating in the Washington region’s 2015 Women’s Voices Theater Festival. The festival, with its focus on gender parity in theatre, aligns well with many discussions happening across the country regarding the lack of women’s voices in roles of power and influence in a variety of industries.
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.
In The Guard, the three main characters make the decision to touch a famous piece of art hanging in a museum. The play is a beautiful exploration of our connection with art and its meaning and power, but it will make museum professionals everywhere cringe. What’s really so bad about touching the art?
In this blog post, we speak with Jessica Dickey, the playwright behind The Guard.
Five months ago, Ford’s Theatre Society and National Park Service staff honored the memory of Abraham Lincoln and marked 150 years since his untimely death. Ford’s 150 was a behemoth – a once-in-a-lifetime occasion that necessitated planning with Civil War enthusiasts, scholars, museums, group tour operators, performance artists, generous donors, media outlets and more.