Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Erica Lauren Ortiz reflects on things learned about Ford’s Theatre connections to Black history in her first five months at Ford's.
Ford’s Theatre works with First Chair Interpreted Productions to offer American Sign Language interpreters for performances. We recently spoke with Amanda Welly, a D.C. interpreter, to talk about the service.
David Chu, founder of c2 (Caption Coalition), Inc., which provides caption services for Ford’s Theatre performances, sat down with us to share why his work is so valuable to patrons including those who are deaf or have hearing loss.
We share lessons learned about the National Oratory Fellows program after completing year one of a three-year evaluation report by our independent evaluator and researcher Catherine Awsumb Nelson.
Ford’s Theatre offers a variety of accessibility services for persons with low vision or blindness, including braille programs and audio description for theatrical performances. We recently spoke with Janet Carsetti and Bob Coley, two longtime Ford’s describers from Metropolitan Washington Ear, about the assistance Audio Description provides and what patrons can expect at those performances.
Each year, the Ford’s A Christmas Carol company, our staff, and audiences make an impact in our D.C. community through a special donation drive to a local non-profit that serves the homeless, hungry and impoverished. This tradition brings to life the themes of goodwill, generosity and benevolence found in Dickens’s 175-year-old play.
Learn how oratory education helped one teacher gain confidence and become a better educator.
Read first-hand accounts from students and teachers who have spoken on the Ford's Theatre stage!
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