College of Charleston students will present six monologues Dec. 4 and 5 that provide different perspectives on the last tumultuous year. During the show, titled Our World: Student Voices of 2020, theater students will give their perspectives on some of the biggest issues discussed over the year.
One monologue discusses the disenfranchisement Black men and women face because of police brutality. Another meditates on the stress of the pandemic and the lack of national mourning for over 250,000 dead from COVID-19. Audience members are encouraged to ask questions to students during conversations after the performances.
Actor, screenwriter, director and City Paper contributor Michael Smallwood worked with students during the writing and presentation process. “I hope the audience will see how talented and insightful our students are,” he said in a press release.
“Our World” will be livestreamed at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 4 and 5. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for CofC students and faculty, and can be purchased online.