Success – Ted Zalewski has brought his presentation, Teddy Roosevelt: Mind, Body and Spirit to audiences in 35 states across America. He has participated in some of the most significant historical events in the last ten years, including the dedication of Mt. Rushmore, the celebration of the National Park Service in Yellowstone, the Ernest Hemingway Centennial, the Icon of the American Century Celebration in Buffalo, and the American Institute of Architects celebration of the White House at the Kennedy Center.
Audience Response – Teddy has universal appeal to audiences of all ages and political persuasions. In his time, Roosevelt was admired as a cowboy, soldier, naturalist, champion of conservation, statesman and father. Today, both men and women respond with equal enthusiasm to Teddy Roosevelt and Ted’s performance. Countless letters attest to the inspirational impact of Teddy Roosevelt: Mind, Body and Spirit.
Timeliness – The years 2001-2009 mark the centennial of Teddy Roosevelt’s presidency (1901-1909). Roosevelt is considered one of the most popular presidents in U.S. history.
Authenticity – A video of Ted’s performance has been permanently placed in the National Archives, Washington, D.C. He has appeared at a number of Presidential Libraries, including the Reagan, Ford, and Hoover libraries. He has appeared at the White House, the Smithsonian Institution, and The National Theater.
Program Options – Ted’s 50-minute presentation, Teddy Roosevelt: Mind, Body and Spirit, is a combination of history, drama and fun. Ted also offers a two-hour, two-act performance, Teddy Roosevelt: Man in the Arena. Ted’s performance of Mind, Body and Spirit can also be followed by a one-hour leadership presentation. This program is targeted to the corporate market.
Professionalism – Ted holds degrees from the University of Illinois in Chicago, Loyola University, and an advanced, combined degree from the Harvard School of Education and the Sloan School of Management at MIT. He is a member of the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Radio and Television Artists (AFTRA). He has been a faculty member of Lesley College, Cambridge, MA; the University of Massachusetts, Boston; and Urban College, Boston. Ted’s publications include the children’s books Vince Lombardi and Bobby Hull, as well as well as several published articles. His other one-person performances include Vincent: A Portrait by the Postman Roulin, Hemingway the Writer and Longfellow- the Sands of Time.