Every year, Ford’s Theatre gives local students the opportunity to perform one of Lincoln’s speeches on the historic stage. Each class prepares for the event with help from a dedicated teaching artist, who works with students on speech comprehension and performance during classroom visits.
Master public speaking skills and discover the power of your own voice.
Ford's Theatre offers teachers and students life-changing opportunities to learn the power of oratory. Our teaching artists work with you to build confidence in public speaking, performance and original writing skills.
Our programs offer a range of support and resources, including:
- In-person and virtual student-centered instruction and coaching by professional teaching artist
- Frameworks for teaching oratory, performance and original speech writing in the classroom
- Community of educators dedicated to helping your students discover the power of their own voice