MLK Speech Slam

MLK Speech Slam Submissions

Collaboraction, Chicago's Theatre For Social Change, accepted submissions for the new MLK Speech Slam competition on January 18, 2020 at the 300 seat mainstage theater at Kennedy-King College as a part of their 3rd annual Encounter Series. We are looking for inspired performers to breathe life into the speeches and spirit of Dr. King in either a verbatim oration or a creative interpretation of this great civil rights visionary.

Submissions must be 7 minutes or less from a MLK speech in 1 of 2 categories: Traditional Oration or Creative Remix.

To submit, fill out the application below and be prepared to upload a  90 - 180 second video audition of your submission. There may be additional in-person auditions before finalists are selected for the Jan. 18th final event.

There will be a $1000 first place prize given to the winner as selected by a panel of judges.

Submission are CLOSED.

Have questions about the event or submission process? 

Email us at info@collaboraction.org

MLK SPEECH SLAM

Awarded the 2020 Foster Innovation Award
Awarded the 2020 Multiracial Unity Award of the Racial Justice Task Force
Awarded a 2018 Otto Award for groundbreaking political theatre