Social Ambassador Stories: Lincoln, Batman and Opening Night with Art Director Gary Erskine

Ever wondered who designs the posters, street banners, lobby signage, playbills and more at Ford’s Theatre? Gary Erskine, Art Director and staff photographer, leads our design team. From a workspace he’s nicknamed the “Batcave,” Gary’s work shapes what visitors and audience members see before, during and after their visit. Take a behind-the-scenes peek at his…

Ford’s Theatre as a Site of Tragedy

Editor’s Note: In conjunction with Ford’s Theatre’s play Come From Away, Kenneth Foote, Professor of Geography at the University of Connecticut and author of Shadowed Ground, discusses the context of places that have been involved in tragedies. In Part 1, Foote discussed sites related to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Here, Foote discusses…

How Time Changes Tragedy

Editor’s Note: In conjunction with Ford’s Theatre’s play Come From Away, Kenneth Foote, Professor of Geography at the University of Connecticut and author of Shadowed Ground, discusses the context of places that have been involved in tragedies like the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Ford’s Theatre (FT): The musical Come From Away, currently playing…

Bringing Podcasting Into the Classroom

Editor’s note: In the following post, Ford’s Theatre Teacher-in-Residence (summer 2016) Dave McIntire discusses how to use podcasting as a teaching tool for middle school students’ public speaking. As a Ford’s National Oratory Fellow, I strive to create opportunities for my students to share learning through public speaking.  An interesting way I’ve done this is…