Meet the Creators: Musical “Come From Away”

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We are excited to present the new musical Come From Away as the first production in the Ford’s Theatre 2016-2017 Season. Fresh off sold-out runs in Seattle and San Diego, the new musical Come From Away tells the heart-warming true story of how, on September 9/11, 2001, 38 planes with 6,579 passengers were stranded in…

Who was Detective James McDevitt and what did he Discover about Lincoln's Assassination?

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Shortly after President Abraham Lincoln was carried to the Petersen boardinghouse on the night of April 14, 1865, rumors spread about a separate attack on Secretary of State William H. Seward. People began to bombard the Metropolitan Police Station with personal testimonies, spouting wild speculation as to the meaning. James McDevitt was on the case.

The Glass Menagerie: Meet the Characters

Tennessee Williams’s memory play, The Glass Menagerie, focuses solely on the insular world of the Wingfield family. The Wingfield apartment is a confining space in both structure and feeling, and is filled with unrealized hopes and dreams. The portrait of their absentee father hangs on the wall, reminding them daily of their insignificance to the…

Remembering Vinnette Carroll: Pioneering African-American Director and Her Connection to Ford’s

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Did you know that since reopening as a working theatre in 1968, Ford’s Theatre has been the birthplace of more than 35 world-premiere plays and musicals? This means that on average, one out of every five or six shows produced by Ford’s Theatre Society is a world-premiere! In fact, during the last 10 years alone…

Video: Theatrical Trailer for “The Guard”

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. The Guard is part of the Women’s…

Unguarded: An Interview with Playwright Jessica Dickey

In March 2014, Ford’s Theatre commissioned several playwrights to write scripts that could potentially serve as the Ford’s entry in the groundbreaking D.C.-area Women’s Voices Theater Festival. Involving more than 50 theatres, the festival’s goal is to present new works or new adaptations written by women. Of the plays submitted, Ford’s chose to produce The…

“The Guard” Awarded 2015 Barrie and Bernice Stavis Award

Playwright Jessica Dickey and her world-premiere play, The Guard, are recipients of the National Theatre Conference’s 2015 Barrie and Bernice Stavis Award—an annual award celebrating outstanding emerging playwrights. The Award will be presented at the National Theatre Conference’s December meeting in New York City. The Guard was commissioned by Ford’s Theatre Society as part of the…