Black Vs. All, a new musical by Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alum Mondisa Monde ’14, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Musical Theatre, will be presented in a developmental reading on Wednesday, January 17, at ETA Creative Arts Foundation. Revised since its first performance last year, the show addresses pressing issues facing the African American community, including colorism, black family, and black love, using popular songs with original arrangements, dancing, and a heart-tugging story.
The reading is part of ETA Creative Arts Foundation’s 2018 “Magic Box Series,” a showcase of new work. In addition to Mondisa Monde, Columbia College alumni involved in the presentation include Aaron Mitchell Reese ’12, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s Theatre Directing program, and Dakota Hughes ’15, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BFA Program in Musical Theatre Performance. Also performing are Izaiah Harris, a current student in the Columbia College Chicago Music Department‘s BA Program in Music with a Concentration in Contemporary, Urban and Popular Music and a Teaching Artist Minor, and former Columbia College Theatre Department students Ninah Snipes and Ekia Thomas. The performance starts at 7 PM on Wednesday, January 17. ETA Creative Arts Foundation is located at 7558 S. South Chicago, on Chicago’s South Side. Admission is free. To reserve a free ticket, click here.