Bundle| Famous Theater Artists Biography Lessons

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Save 10%!! This growing bundle is focused on 15 biographies of professional theater artists. Suitable for middle grade and high school students, the biographies include a description of the artists' journeys to success in their field, trivia, quotes and suggested video clips. A teacher could use these for distance learning, too. #DistanceLearningTpT

WHAT'S MORE: The newspaper format lessons (Lin Manuel Miranda, Meryl Streep Ming Cho Lee and Denzel Washington) are tailored to the specific artist and his or her strengths so the students can learn about the artist in a memorable way.

Each theater artist biography can be a stand-alone lesson perfect for a substitute teacher, an emergency lesson or simply a way to learn more about the professional world of theater. These are great for substitutes and days the teacher and students need a break!

Newspaper Format Lessons

  • Meryl Streep--learn about her through an acting exercise
  • Lin Manuel Miranda--use rap to study him
  • Ming Cho Lee--examine him through a set design
  • Denzel Washington--play basketball to recall his life

One Pager Assignments

  • Audra McDonald--sing Do-Re-Mi with new lyrics based on Audra's life
  • Hugh Jackman--a short research project and One-Pager assignment
  • Cynthia Erivo--ditto to Hugh Jackman
  • Idina Menzel--some interesting trivia about her
  • Viola Davis--what an amazing life she has experienced
  • Camille A. Brown--a pioneer of innovative, modern dance choreography
  • Lea Salonga--her wide and varied career and philanthropic work
  • Tina Landau--director of Spongebob Squarepants
  • Rachel Chavkin--director of Hadestown
  • Billy Porter--actor and singer
  • Debbie Allen--choreographer, actress and director

Note: This is a growing bundle. It includes 4 biographies (Miranda, Streep, Ming Cho Lee, Denzel Washington ) in a newspaper format. The Audra McDonald, Hugh Jackman, Cynthia Erivo, Idina Menzel, Lea Salonga, Debbie Allen products are written as a question and answer sheet with a creative assignment. TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS GREAT PRICE WHILE THE BUNDLE IS STILL GROWING!!

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