Ninah Snipes is delighted and thankful to join the Afterword cast and make her debut at the Museum of Contermporary Art, Chicago. An Oak Park native, Ninah studied at Columbia College majoring in Musical Theater. She has competed regionally and nationally as a classically trained vocalist with ACT-SO and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity. She studied/performed with regionally recognized dance companies including Matter Dance, Visceral, and Hubbard Street/Lou Conte. Ninah is also a BTAA recipient. Some of her stage credits include Queenie Pie (Chicago Opera Theater), Jeff Award nominated for The Color Purple (Mercury Theater), One Name Only (Black Ensemble Theater), and Dreamgirls (Theater47). Ninah would like to give thanks to the Lord above and to family and friends for continued support and love.
Mellon fellows George Lewis, Catherine Sullivan, and Sean Griffin have joined forces with the trail-blazing new music group, the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), to fashion a multimedia opera that functions not as a history of the AACM, but as a “Bildungsoper”--a coming-of age opera of ideas, positionality, and testament.