Summer Tours

      Crime Scene, Collaboraction's theatrical reaction to the violent crime in Chicago, continued to incite change at a hyper local level as part of the Chicago Park District's Night Out in the Parks initiative with a new, free tour called Crime Scene Chicago: Let Hope Rise. Since it's beginngings in 2013, Let Hope Rise has had two successful tours and launches a third this summer called Crime Scene: Breathe Life. The tour combined some of the source material from the original Crime Scene with up to date stories pulled from the headlines as well as content relative to the neighborhoods it visited. The orignial coupled nonfiction source material such as interviews, articles, and online comments with true Chicago crimes to raise critical questions surrounding segregation, poverty, the news media, and popular culture.


In addition to the show, Let Hope Rise featured a community barbeque and a Dome of Dance competition at every location. The tour has travelled across the city of Chicago from Englewood to Austin, Garfield Ridge to Rogers Park. It has been seen by thousands and has continued to inspire hope, change, and community as well as brought awarness to this horrible epidemic of crime in our city by asking how we got here and what we are going to do to move forward.


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