Gender Equality in the Entertainment Industry: Reflections from a Women’s Voices Theater Festival Panel

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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. 

Video: Theatrical Trailer for “The Guard”

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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. 

By the Numbers: A look back at Ford’s 150 [Infographic]

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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. 

Godspell’s Record-Breaking Run

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For the entirety of the Ford’s Theatre 1972-1973 season, the theatre produced only one production, Godspell. This unorthodox choice turned out to be a stroke of programming genius on the part of Founding Executive Producer Frankie Hewitt, coupled with a bit of serendipitous timing.