Maya Angelou: A Writer’s Legacy

January 17 - May 31, 2018

​Maya Angelou experienced a life that most of us could hardly imagine and her impact on society was immeasurable. The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati is proud to bring you a world premiere biographical sketch of the iconic Maya Angelou. Her talents as an actress, dancer, songwriter and poet entertained and challenged us. While her life, filled with heartache, political activism and humanitarian service taught us to value each other as beautiful, intelligent, works of art.

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Credits

Adapted by Mary Tensing.

Thematic Connections

Ancestry, Art, Arts Integration, Biography, Civics/Politics, Courage, Courage and Honor, Critical Thinking, Cross-Curricular, Cultures, Dedication, Diversity, Exploring Differences in Others, Exploring Differences Within, Fairness, Freedom, Government, Growth and Change, History, Imagination, Kindness, Multi-Cultural, Poetry, Self-Esteem, Strength of Character, Women's HIstory

Grades

5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat

September 5, 2017 – November 7, 2017 and January 17, 2018 – May 31, 2018

Everyone's favorite cat comes to mischievous life in this theatrical adaptation of the Dr. Seuss classic. From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know that The Cat in the Hat is the funniest, most mischievous cat that they have ever met. With the trickiest of tricks and the craziest of ideas, he is certainly loads of fun. He turns a rainy afternoon into an amazing adventure... but what will mum find when she gets home...?

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Credits

Based on the book by Dr. Seuss. Play originally produced by the National Theatre of Great Britain. Adapted and originally directed by Katie Mitchell. Dr. Seuss text, characters and images TM and © 2009 Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P.
Directed by Deondra Kamau Means.

Thematic Connections

Arts Integration, Creative Thinking, Critical Thinking, Exploring Differences in Others, Exploring Differences Within, Imagination, Improvisation, Literary Classic, Literature, Possibilities, Reading, Responsibility, Strength of Character, Teamwork

Grades

preK, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Martin’s Dream

January 8 - February 28, 2018

​Touring locally within 100 miles.

Who was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., really?  Martin's Dream answers this question and more as it bring 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.

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Credits

Written by Deondra Kamau Means
Directed by Deondra Kamau Means

Thematic Connections

American History, Arts Integration, Biography, Critical Thinking, Diversity, History, Literature, Music, Public Speaking, Social Studies, Strength of Character

Grades

2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12