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Theatre, Social Studies

Derek Evans

The Teddy Roosevelt Show

About the Artist

Derek Evans has been performing in schools for 40 years. He trained for the theatre at Northwestern University, New York University and the American Convservatory Theatre in San Francisco. He is the veteran of 7,000 assembly programs since 1969 and has performed for more than two million students. 

If you want to bring the dead art of history back to life you can't do better than start with Teddy Roosevelt. TR was the face of America for more than a generation, and we are living out his legacy whether we know it or not. He fought hard for ordinary people, he held out for high ideals, and he never preached anything he didn't practice. He was the man Owen Wister called "the most American American who ever lived!"

Grade LevelsK-12
Maximums500 Students , 40-60 minutes, 4/day
Technical Requirements

Minimum performing space 12' wide x 8' deep. Sufficient light to be seen. For any audience smaller than 500 students there are no further requirements.

Total Fee1 performance- $660 / 2 performances (same day and same school) - $990
School Portion1 performance- $330 / 2 performances (same day and same school)- $495


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