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Man In The Arena

One Man Play

starring Derek Evans

Artist Summary:

Performance Type:  One Man Play
Performance Style(s):  Drama

Fee Range: $2,000 - $5,500

Recent quotes from a Northbrook, IL audience:


            Better than I expected

            Exceeded my expectations

            Wonderful, enjoyable, Informative

            Excellent program


            Very knowledgeable performer

            Mesmerizing, entertaining, instructive


“The Most American American who ever lived!”


Theodore Roosevelt — “Teddy” to the world — was the face of America for three decades.   Powerful, opinionated, intensely loyal, and devoted to the ideal of a just, honorable, and muscular America, he stood for high ideals, and never preached anything he didn’t practice.  Roosevelt has been energetically brought back to life by Derek Evans in performances from the White House Visitor Center to grade school classrooms, museums, and theaters across the United States.  Come and meet the man Owen Wister called “The most American American who ever lived!”


Come and meet the Bull Moose himself, Teddy Roosevelt!  Award winning actor, Derek Evans, brings to life the 26th President of the United States, one of the most exciting and charismatic personalities in all of history.  Here’s a show that offers lessons in patriotism, self reliance, family values, and the conservation of our great natural resources – and everything you ever wanted to know about the Teddy Bear!


Derek Evans is a professional actor and scholar who has spent a career of almost forty years engaged in educational presentations for schools, colleges, museums, and libraries.  He has conservatory training at the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco and at New York University and holds bachelors and masters from Northwestern University.  He is the veteran of over 40 stage productions in New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, and San Francisco.



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Performance Sample

Family Values

The Teddy Bear


Cowboy Land

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