Life as a Midwest Actor
Grades: 6 - 12

Video Description: What started as a hobby during adolescence, over time, became a career.  But becoming an actor and maintaining that lifestyle in the Midwest requires more than just passion.  Jessica will explain her journey and the tools needed to pursue acting for the camera and answer your questions.

Type of Video: Interview*
Unique Video ID: Theatre-158**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • Use the video as your students study acting and learn about the career paths for a professional actor. Consider a flipped learning activity and have students come to class prepared to share two insights gained by watching the video and two questions they’d like answered through their own or class research.


*Interviews feature extended conversation exploring fascinating topics with fascinating people in the area of study.

**The unique Video ID can be used to quickly locate a single video in the ET collection. This search function is designed to let teachers assign students to watch a specific video and have only that video appear as a search result. Just click on Search and choose “By Video ID.” Then type in the Video ID as it appears above. Be sure to include the dash.