June 4 at 4 p.m. EDT
Characterizing Lincoln/Historical Drama: Writing, Preserving, Presenting
Playwright Richard Hellesen and actors David Selby and Craig Wallace discuss interpreting history through dramatic writing and actor portrayal—specifically, the relationship between abolitionist Frederick Douglass and President Abraham Lincoln. Selby and Wallace portrayed Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass, respectively, in the Ford’s Theatre 2012 production of "Necessary Sacrifices." Hellesen is author of the Ford’s commissions "Necessary Sacrifices," "One Destiny" and "Investigation: Detective McDevitt," among others. Discussion includes viewer Q&A.