Martin’s Dream

50 minutes
Online
Public Performances
Digitally Streaming and Pick a Path: September 8, 2020 - June 30, 2021
School Performances
Digitally Streaming and Pick a Path: September 8, 2020 - June 30, 2021
TCT on Tour
Touring January 4 - February 26, 2021
Ages
8+
Grades
3 - 8

About the Show

Back by popular demand! Who was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., really? Martin’s Dream answers this question and more as it brings this historical figure to life through the power of story, speech and song. Watch as Dr. King tells the story of his life, from his childhood in the Deep South all the way to the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, where he delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. Created and performed by the talented and charismatic Deondra Kamau Means, this one-man show explores the real person behind the pictures, a funny intelligent, passionate man whose faith, family and education made him one of the most revered people in our nation’s history.

Pick A Path is available for this production.

A Live Virtual TCT Talkback is also available for schools and venues booking this production.

Cast

Placeholder Image of Yellow Crown on Purple background
DEONDRA KAMAU MEANS
All roles

DEONDRA KAMAU MEANS

All roles
Mr. Means has been around The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati for the past 25 seasons in various capacities most notably as an Arts Integration Specialist. As a professional actor, he has traveled to perform in Chicago, St. Louis and in 2007 toured Romania with the cast of Man of LaMancha with Northern Kentucky University. Past TCT productions include Tarzan the Stage Musical Based on the Disney’s Film (Kerchak), Alice in Wonderland (Caterpillar), The Wizard of Oz (Lion), Elf the Musical JR. (Store Manager), Disney’s The Jungle Book KIDS, Holiday Follies and Holiday Follies 2 (Jimmy), Charlotte’s Web (Templeton), Disney’s Mulan, JR. (Mushu), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Mr. Salt), Robin Hood (Alan-A-Dale), Seussical, JR. (Mr. Mayor), The Rockin’ Adventures of Peter Rabbit (Benjamin Bunny), Noah’s Ark (Ham), The Wizard of Oz (The Lion), Little Red Riding Hood (The Big Bad Wolf), The Piano Lesson (Lymon), The Crucible (Cheever), Snow White (The Apprentice), and more. In addition to his TCT credits, Mr. Means has been a teaching artist for Family’s Forward, Art Links, Project Connect, Cincinnati Black Theatre Company, Arts Consortium of Cincinnati, Congo Square, St. Louis Black Rep and Chicago City Public Schools. He has performed and/or directed for ArtWorks, Cincinnati Opera, Theatre IV, Xavier Players, Future World Productions, Studio Theater, Happy Nia Productions, Kings Productions Medasi African Dance and Drum Ensemble, Njo jo Family Productions, 144k Artistic Order, Show biz International, St Louis Black Repertory Theatre, and Congo Square Theatre. A long-time educator in area schools, Mr. Means has taught a wide range of performing arts to students from pre-K through high school. From vocal music to drama, to working with special needs children and at-risk students, Mr. Means has a gift for reaching students of all ages through sharing his experience and love of theatre and music. Mr. Means has the ability to bring to life through drama, historical lessons, world cultures and literature to help students to better understand what is required in the classroom and beyond. As a co-creator of the WorkShop series for TCT On Tour, Mr. Means has written and conducted sessions including Self-Esteem Through Self-Expression, a residency teaching the works of Langston Hughes, Art Alive! and Freedom Songs.

Credits

Created by Deondra Kamau Means.

Directed by Dr. Daryl Harris.

Public / Homeschool Offerings

Broadway On Demand

Watch at home via Broadway on Demand January 4 - June 30, 2021. Pre-Sale tickets on sale now.

Buy Tickets

Pick-A-Path

Experience interactive components where viewers can “choose their own adventure” by making different choices along the way. Viewers direct the action of the play — including different twists and turns — which provides greater viewing interest and interactive engagement. (All leading to the same outcome, of course!) Once your purchase is complete, you will receive an email with your code and instructions as to how to view the production. These emails/codes will be sent on Wednesdays and your code will be valid through the Sunday of that week.

Buy Tickets

Venue / School Offerings

Book the Live Show

Touring January 4 - February 26, 2021. Must be within a 200-mile radius of Cincinnati.

Buy Tickets

Broadway on Demand

Digitally streaming via Broadway on Demand January 4 - June 30, 2021. Order now.

Buy Tickets

Pick-A-Path

Experience interactive components where viewers can “choose their own adventure” by making different choices along the way. Viewers direct the action of the play — including different twists and turns — which provides greater viewing interest and interactive engagement. (All leading to the same outcome, of course!)

Buy Tickets

Live Virtual Talkback

Schedule a Virtual Live Talkback with an actor or artist related to the show: Regardless of when your students/audience watch the show, they can interact via web conferencing.

Buy Tickets