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My Heart in a Suitcase

A drama for 4th to 9th grade audiences with a teacher-ready activity guide.


ArtsPower's compelling drama is accompanied by a grade specific, 5-lesson activity guide.

The show's themes focus on family, friendship, courage, loss, and self-discovery.

Our activity plans for educators guide classroom discussions about the show's themes and feature activity packets that include engaging discussions, writing responses, learning vocabulary words used in the show, behind the scenes interviews with an actor, and acting and playwriting opportunities.

Teacher-ready lesson plans also emphasize the following CCSS ELA-Literacy Standards that are mapped for each grade level:

  • Speaking and Listening: Literacy
  • Language: Literacy
  • Writing: Literacy
  • Reading: Literacy
  • History/Social Sciences: Literacy

SPRING PROMOTION

As an end-of-year thank you to all our customers and friends, we've reduced our per-show price to just $35.
Available now through June 30th!

Featuring a powerful drama based on the true story.

What's My Heart in a Suitcase about?


Young Anne and her family no longer feel safe in their Berlin home. With the Nazis in power, life in 1938 Germany is changing all too quickly. In order to protect her, Anne’s parents must make the difficult decision to send their daughter on the Kindertransport out of Germany to find safe haven in England. 

My Heart in a Suitcase is ArtsPower’s compelling, dramatic adaptation of Anne Lehmann Fox’s courageous autobiographical account of her experiences as a 12-year old on the Kindertransport out of Germany. Beginning in December 1938, Anne and 10,000 other Jewish children fled Germany, without their parents, on the Kindertransport, afraid and uncertain of what the future would hold for them and the families they were forced to leave behind.

While the one-hour, one-act production depicts only a portion of Anne’s life, from August 1938 to the moment she departed on the Kindertransport in December 1938, it lays emphasis on the saving powers of love, self-sacrifice, and hope in the face of unbearable loss. 

SPRING PROMOTION

As an end-of-year thank you to all our customers and friends, we've reduced our per-show price to just $35.
Available now through June 30th!