A man and woman sit and hold hands in a room in an art museum. The man wears a security guard's uniform and looks at the woman with concern. The woman holds a water bottle and looks away.
Josh Sticklin as Dodger and Kathryn Tkel as Madeline in the world-premiere of The Guard, by Jessica Dickey. Production plays at Ford’s Theatre Sept. 25 to Oct. 18, 2015. Photo by Scott Suchman.

The Guard

A play about the permanence of art and the impermanence of life…

date September 26, 2015 — October 26, 2015

In this world-premiere comedic drama, playwright Jessica Dickey paints shimmering portraits of Rembrandt, Homer and those who protect the art we cherish. The play opens in a modern-day art museum where three individuals yearn to experience first-hand the wonder and glory of Rembrandt’s work. When a museum guard decides to touch a famous Rembrandt painting, a remarkable journey across the ages ensues. Spanning centuries of human experience, The Guard movingly explores the power of creative expression and the sacrifices we make in the pursuit of love and beauty.

This performance was part of the Women’s Voices Theater Festival.

Artistic Team

Written by Jessica Dickey
Director Sharon Ott
Scenic Design James Kronzer
Costume Design Laree Lentz
Lighting Design Rui Rita
Sound Design and Original Music Rob Milburn and Michael Bodeen
Wig and Make-Up Design Anne Nesmith
Dramaturgy Shirley Serotsky
Vocal Coach Mary Coy
Production Stage Manager Brandon Prendergast
Assistant Stage Manager Staci Blue


Headshot for Tim Getman.

Tim Getman


Headshot of Mitchell Hebert.

Mitchell Hébert


Headshot for Josh Sticklin.

Josh Sticklin


Headshot for Katheryn Tkel.

Kathryn Tkel


Craig Wallace


From the Gallery