Trial in the Delta: The Murder of Emmett Till, photo by Joel Maisonet

ABOUT

OUR MISSION

Collaboraction builds knowledge, empathy, dialogue and action around oppression and inequity through live theatre, film and online interactive programs that leverage the power of storytelling and community to cultivate positive social change.

VISION

Our vision is to be a part of systemic changes where people have a strong personal commitment to each other's well-being and success.

 
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OUR THEORY OF CHANGE

- Make theatre by the people and for the people.

- Tour the work across Chicago and bring people together.

- Make space for Crucial Conversations

- Spark Action

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OUR IMPACT

Collaboraction incites social change through original devised theatre and community engagement that cultivates knowledge, dialogue and action around Chicago's most critical social issues.

(Peacebook 2018, photo by Joel Maisonet)

EMPATHY

(An audience member sharing at the Crucial Conversation at Encounter Englewood, photo by Joel Maisonet)

DIALOGUE

(Encounter Englewood, screenshot of film, Ryan Brandoff)

ACTION

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“The last few years have opened my eyes even more to the fact that we still have a huge race problem in our country. The [Crucial] Conversation afterwards was wonderful and as a white woman, I felt like I needed to do a lot more listening than talking, so that's what I did.”

-Audience Member

As part of our process of art for social change, after every performance, we cultivate a Crucial Conversation amongst the audience to reflect and share the impact of the work on the individuals. The act of verbalizing and witnessing each others testimonies is a key element of our methodology to inspire personal transformation and action.

63% of audience members surveyed at Trial in the Delta said they ‘would be very likely to actively participate in their community’ and 31% said they ‘would be somewhat likely’

MEET THE TEAM

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WORK WITH US

Interested in making an impact with us?

We'd love to hear from you!

There are no current employment opportunities.

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