COLLABORACTION IS THRILLED TO ANNOUNCE ANOTHER SEASON OF ORIGINAL, AND POWERFUL PROGRAMMING!
Collaboraction, Chicago’s social contemporary theatre, announces it’s 21st season with PEACEBOOK, a Arts and Peace Festival, The Mars Assignment, a world premiere about mental health, and Gender Breakdown, an exploration and celebration of female voices in the theatre.
Collaboraction returns to the parks this summer with PEACEBOOK, a new collaborative, city-wide festival of theatre, dance, music, visual art and spoken word – all focused on cultivating peace in Chicago.
Part of the Chicago Park District’s Nights Out in the Park program PEACEBOOK seeks to engage new artists, audiences and communities in creating and sharing art that envisions a more peaceful Chicago. Each PEACEBOOK performance is a fast-paced collection of seven diverse, world premiere pieces of theatre, dance and spoken word, each seven minutes or less, uniting artists citywide, and creating real connections within communities around the city.
OCTOBER 20 - NOVEMBER 20
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY RONAN MARRA
CO-CREATED WITH ELSA HILTNER
Today, a young girl presents a school project. An advertising executive is pitching a new client. A stand-up comedian prepares for a tour. Everyone is feeling it, but no one wants to talk about it.
Marra (former Artistic Director of Signal Theatre) teams up with Hiltner to take a theatrical exploration of depression and it’s many forms. Created from extensive research and interviews, The Mars Assignment will shine a light on the presence of depression in contemporary society and the stigmas that continue to keep our loved ones and co-workers from effectively treating their mental ailments.
CREATED BY DANI BRYANT
DIRECTED BY ERICA VANNON
THE VAULT THEATRE
FEBRUARY 16 - MARCH 19
Inspired by the conversations surrounding Erin Pike and Courtney Meaker's production of that'swhatshesaid , Bryant and Vannon will spearhead a new devised work that advocates and agitates for gender parity for writers , directors , designers and performers of both stage and screen.
Gender Breakdown will run in conjunction with community programming which will include panels, workshops, dinner forums, media screenings and play readings.