Dr. Marty K. Casey
Dr. Marty K. Casey’s portfolio of contributions and body of work continues to evolve, as she continues to combine her passion for the ARTS with her compassion for her community. Dr. Casey asserts; “Hurt people, Hurt people, but Healed people can Heal people.” She has set out to do just that with her latest development of UnGUN Institute, focused on disarming Trauma in individuals to heal from collective trauma events, which plague the black communities.
In addition, Dr. Casey has co-created the global observance of Black SON Day. The inaugural event took place August 9, 2020 with more than 100 global networks and 50,000+ viewers engaged in a 12-hour interactive presentation and discussion, focused on implementing strategies and action plans to rebuild and uplift the black community.
It is no wonder Dr. Casey was chosen for the cover and celebrated as one of the top 25 Most Influential Businesswomen in St. Louis in 2020, by the St. Louis Business Journal. She has taken the stage in her city, nationally, and internationally playing the role of her lifetime as evidenced by her philanthropy and activism track record.
She is the Founder and President of Show Me Arts Foundation, the first arts organization formed immediately following the unrest of Ferguson, Missouri. She has tirelessly served more than 3,000 children, at no cost to their families, providing classes centered around the arts and educating the youth in poetry, singing, dancing, theater, visual arts, and DJ Engineering. Marty’s success has been acclaimed by numerous awards, interviews and acknowledgments, including being featured on the Beyonce’ #Beygood foundation https://www.beyonce.com/show-me-arts-academy/ and recognized by this highly acclaimed Artist for her work in the community.
Dr. Casey has written a 7-day self-help guide instructing individuals to journal their inner thoughts to help them tap into their own personal success. The book and DVD are available for purchase on Amazon as well as at historical museums like the Alex Haley Museum, where she has performed and was celebrated for both her community work and career successes.
Dr. Casey has written and produced a one woman show; titled “It’s Not A Man’s World,” depicting the early trials and tribulations of her life where she plays 6 characters of her family. She performed her one woman show to a SOLD-OUT crowd presented by AARP, Brooklyn New York the same week that Broadway was shut down due to the Coronavirus, making history as one of the last shows to play in 2020.
Dr. Casey’s career traverses entertainment and community service. She is an anointed singer, gifted actress, writer, producer, and director. Through her Nationally acclaimed youth singing group Spreading The Love (STL), Marty rearranged the Beatles hit song, All Together Now. The video was featured during the St. Louis Blues NHL home game during the 2017- 2018 season, just one season prior to their Stanley Cup historical win!
Amongst other career highlights, Marty sang the National Anthem at the St. Louis Monster Truck Show for an audience of 30,000+ fans. She also completed a 12-year successful run as a National touring actress for Menopause The Musical. In 2018 she was inducted into the United Nations as the first female Goodwill Ambassador of Peace in the Midwest. She received her first Honorary Doctorate and she also became an Ambassador for Shine Ministries Orphan children in Uganda, Africa.
Dr. Casey is a member of an Arts & Healing Council. She also sits on three boards.