Ford’s Theatre Presents Student Oratory: "Stand Up: Be Heard"
Students from Rockville High School and Arlington Career Center Perform Original Speeches on the Ford’s Theatre Stage
On Thursday, May 23, 2019, at 7:00 p.m., local high school students take to the historic Ford’s Theatre stage to deliver original speeches in Stand Up: Be Heard, an annual celebration of oratory as part of the Ford’s Theatre education programs. The performance features students from Rockville High School (Montgomery County Public Schools, Maryland) and Arlington Career Center (Arlington Public Schools, Virginia). The one-hour program features speeches reflecting the issues that matter most to the students. Topics include one student’s experience wearing a hijab, a reflection on coming out as gay, experiences as a first-generation immigrant, and much more. Tickets for the event are free and available in advance at www.fords.org and the day of the event at the Ford’s Theatre box office (511 Tenth Street, NW).