Craig Wallace and David Selby in <em>Necessary Sacrifices</em> at Ford’s Theatre.  <em>Photo by T. Charles Erickson</em>

Craig Wallace and David Selby in Necessary Sacrifices at Ford’s Theatre. Photo by T. Charles Erickson

So, Wednesday night, I had the good fortune to tag onto Linda Levy Grossman’s coattails and catch the VIP Preview of Ford’s Theatre’s world premiere of Necessary Sacrifices. It was the cast’s first time in front of an audience....


First, “WHAT” is TheatreWashington? TheatreWashington is more than a name — for it’s a designation that accurately reflects our organization’s programmatic and geographic scope.TheatreWashington is more than a new organization — because it’s built on the 27 year foundation and reputation of The Helen Hayes Awards.


In September of 2009, David Snider, then President of the League of Washington Theatres, approached us with an idea that had been circulating among managing directors of many of our constituent theaters. The idea: that the organization currently known as The Helen Hayes Awards become the unified voice of Washington theatre.