the oratory laboratory

#FreeSpeech - Union Square

With the 2016 election approaching, a team of ace speechwriters from The OL hit the streets of New York and gave everyday Americans a chance to speak for themselves. After asking the speakers a few quick questions, we crafted original speeches in under 10 minutes and then gave them a platform, a microphone and an award-winning photographer to capture the moment. This is what happened...

#FreeSpeech - Hamilton Series

In 2016, after a year of election speeches about Americans, a team of professional speechwriters from The OL hit the streets of New York to ask everyday Americans what they would say if they could speak for themselves.

We worked with the speakers to craft original speeches in 10 minutes or less and then gave them a platform, a microphone and an award-winning photographer to capture the moment.

This is just a taster of what happened that day with a few of the cast members from Hamilton who let us into the Richard Rogers Theater and talked to us about the issues and the personal stories that have changed their lives.

These are just three but you can watch more here.