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Video Interview: Daisy Director Jennifer L. Nelson

Director Jennifer L. Nelson returns to the Ford’s Theatre for the first time since 2012 to direct this season’s production of Driving Miss Daisy. Jennifer sat down with us to talk about the unlikely relationship that evolves between an older Jewish woman and her African-American chauffeur in Alfred Uhry’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play. 192 more words

Behind-the-Scenes

A Simple Tool to Keep Users Engaged with Your Website (or Exhibit or Program)

If you haven’t been to Ford’s Theatre in Washington, DC in the last ten years, you’ve missed a major makeover.  Not only are the chairs in the theater more comfortable, but it has dramatically updated its interpretation.   600 more words

Historical Interpretation

Making our Theatre Brighter: Behind-The-Scenes with Head Electrician Jeff Montague

With more than 30 years of experience working at Ford’s Theatre, Head Electrician Jeff Montague is an integral part of the theatre and a bit of an expert on what makes Ford’s unique. 816 more words

Behind-the-Scenes

Creating Context: Atlanta, the New South and the Civil Rights Movement

Editor’s Note: The story of “Driving Miss Daisy” takes place from 1948 to 1973—a period of great societal change in America. As part of our production Study Guide, the Ford’s education team has created a timeline of events that highlights major milestones in the Civil Rights era. 887 more words

Ford’s Theatre

Video: 2014-2015 Season Preview

Ford’s Theatre is excited to begin its 2014-2015 season. The season will include main stage productions of Driving Miss Daisy, the return of Edward Gero as Scrooge in  75 more words

Civil War

Photos from the Archives: A Case of Mistaken Identity?

The most common photo of Clara Harris is not—we believe—the correct Clara Harris.

Harris, the daughter of U.S. Senator Ira Harris of New York, is most known for attending the April 14, 1865, performance of… 1,059 more words

History & Museums