About This Show: 

A Voice In The Dark is a musical that uses Soul & Gospel music to tell the story of a group of Chicagoans attempting to overcome the divisions of love, race, and gender in the 1960's and today. A Voice In The Dark is the story of a virtuosic female composer wrapped up in the politics and social issues of an era eerily similar to our own, while a young man in 2019 struggles with his freedom of identity inside his church congregation. 

Amidst of the social turmoil of fall 2016 writer/composer Julie Nichols and writer/director/composer Billy Bungeroth began work on a series of 1960's R&B tunes that reflected the unrest they and their peers were feeling. With story help from writer/director Samantha Bailey (Brown Girls), they let these songs inspire a haunting tale of love and loss that has become the basis for the musical A Voice in the Dark

For the LookOut series, they will be performing a workshop version of the show created alongside writer/performer Yvette Mushimiyimana that will include full musical performances as well as dialogue and monologues.

Jeff Award-winning director, Billy Bungeroth, and partner Julie Nichols have previously collaborated on the Jeff-nominated South Side of Heaven and their co-creation with Second City & Hubbard Street Dance Company, the critical and commercial blockbuster The Art Of Falling. Other greatest hits include Woolly Mammoth's box office triumph, the Helen Hayes nominated Black Side Of The Moon, as well as shows throughout the country including the Alliance Theater, La Jolla Playhouse, and Lyric Opera.

Featuring:

Vocals & Performance:
Becca Brown
Emily Woods
Rashada Dawan
Erthe St. James
Yvette Mushimiyimana
Odinaka Ezeokoli
D’mitri Williams
Marcel ‘MC Greenweedz’ Wilks

Band:
Greg Essig - Drums
John Lauler - Bass
Billy Bungeroth - Guitar
Joy Smith - Percussion
Julie B Nichols - Piano

Running Time

80 minutes, presented without intermission

Content Advisory

Steppenwolf does not offer advisories about subject matter, as sensitivities vary from person to person.If you have any questions about content, age-appropriateness or stage effects(such as strobe lights or theatrical fog) that might have a bearing on patron comfort, please contact the box office at 312-335-1650.

Running Time

80 minutes, presented without intermission

Content Advisory

Steppenwolf does not offer advisories about subject matter, as sensitivities vary from person to person.If you have any questions about content, age-appropriateness or stage effects(such as strobe lights or theatrical fog) that might have a bearing on patron comfort, please contact the box office at 312-335-1650.