"This was a riveting performance that evoked emotions I hadn't felt for fifty years. Prelude to a Dream was true to the values we in SNCC held for our work."

Joyce Ladner

SNCC Legacy Project





"We support projects like THE MARCH that reflect the spirit of 1960's civil rights movement."

Julian Bond, Vice President

SNCC Legacy Project


"This unique performance is unlike anything else Urban Gateways

offers, and has made a huge impression on Chicago area schools."

Tarah Ortiz Durnbaugh, Performance Programs Manager

Urban Gateways


"The cast [of Freedom Summer] was remarkably well-prepared and  committed to presenting

the story of the Mississippi Summer Project."

Lisa Anderson Todd, Author

 For a Voice and the Vote: My Journey with the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party


"A wonderfully rich experience that teaches, moves, and inspires an audience."

Doug Tanner, Founder and Senior Adviser

 The Faith & Politics Institute​


"The performance was overwhelming...The Civil Rights Arts Project never fails to bring new insights and

profound learnings out of those crucial days in our nation's history."

Pastor Mark Nilson

The Evangelical Covenant Church


"Actors were phenomenal......performance exceptional....songs were

inspiring and entire performance was thought-provoking."

Brenda Browder, Principal

Kellman Corporate Community Elementary School 


"Alan's script captured not only the story specific to 1963,

but the dynamics of every struggle for human dignity and justice."

Reverend Julie Ryan 

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


"Prelude to a Dream was a wonderful event.

There was a power in this performance." 

Willa J. Taylor

Director of Education & Community Engagement

Goodman Theatre