Nearly every American teacher has either had to read or teach Death of a Salesman in their lifetime. It’s a classic! Ford’s Theatre collaborated with Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) to devise a fresh, cross-disciplinary lesson plan to tackle the theme the American dream. Read more from Jennie Eng and SAAM Teacher Programs Coordinator Elizabeth Dale-Deines.
View some of our favorite Instagram posts from cast, artists, crew and fans as we present Death of a Salesman on our historic stage.
Tim Mackabee's imaginative multi-layered set transports audiences to Willy Loman’s home in 1940s Brooklyn, New York. Click through to watch the video on his thoughts about his set design.
Though it premiered in 1949, Death of Salesman—like all classics—sounds strikingly relevant to our modern ears. Miller was taking aim at the myth of the American dream in post-war America, but his critique continues to ring true today
Arthur Miller believed that there was only one humanity and that all people share common experiences, triumphs and tribulations. This article explores how Miller's classic Death of a Salesman exemplifies that ideal.
Fifty years after Arthur Miller wrote Death of a Salesman, our cast reflects on how timeless the story has remained. Craig Wallace, Kimberly Schraf, Danny Gavigan and Thomas Keegan share their perspective on the roles they play and how they relate to the Loman family.