Celebrating the Dream
Monologues of Struggle and Hope
In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., April has designed a show of monologues based on important women of the Civil Rights Movement. Six characters will tell stories through words and songs. They speak of the struggles they faced, from where they drew their strength, how they summoned up their courage and how they kept their hope alive.
These women inspired me. I hope they will inspire you.Celebrating the Dream is informative and entertaining. It will remind everyone of power of perseverance in the pursuit of peace.
April portrays great women of the Civil Rights Movement:
- Ruby Bridges (First Child to Integrate schools in Louisiana)
- Shirley Chisholm (First Black US Congresswoman)
- Wilma Rudolph (Olympic Champion)
- Freedom Rider (Women of the Civil Rights Movement)
- Barbara Jordon (US Congresswoman from Texas)
- Diana Sands (Actress from Raisin in the Sun)
Celebrating the Dream show is available during January, February and March (Women's History Month). This show is appropriate for grades 5 through High School.
Or why not have April come and do a Unity Workshop with your youth or adult group!
April will lead your group through a series of challenges with activities that are fun, energizing and make you think. Participants will act out pivotal moments in the Civil Rights Movement together using accessible acting techniques and song.
Here's a short video.
Two person show is available.
April will bring a live musician (or two!) with her to join in the celebration.
Please ask about an affordable fee for a two or three person show for your event.