Heidi Fortune is a professional actor and teaching artist. Heidi holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from Webster University Conservatory of Theatre Arts and a MA in Arts Administration from Winthrop University.
Have your students experience the power of oratory.
Using the words of President Lincoln, students will learn the historical context of a speech, the power of oratory and the fundamentals of performance and public speaking. As part of this distance learning program, students will:
- Learn how to analyze and understand complex text
- Learn our approach to effective public speaking and performance
- Receive three free virtual lessons via video conference by a professional teaching artist (available to first 10 applicants)
At the end of this project, your class is invited to create a video of the speech they learned to showcase their performance skills. All participating class videos will be shared on our YouTube channel and potentially featured on our website.
This program is open to classrooms Grades 3-12. The application window for the 2018-19 school year is closed. Application window for the 2019-20 school year will open in June 2019.