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A festival of films and solo performances, of storytelling, music and dance, sharing personal perspectives on Peace



Fall 2022 (TBD)

Kennedy-King College
740 W 63rd St. Chicago, IL 60621

Approximate Performance Run Time: 1 hour for Film Screening & 1 hour for Live Performances
Recommended Age: 16 and up

TICKET COST: $5 - $35 

COVID-19 POLICY: Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours will be checked at the box office. Masks must be worn and audience members will be seated for social distancing. Please come prepared. See our full COVID-19


The production will be an immersive reenactment of the actual courtroom setting with the audience and actors co-mingled in the house.

As a result, Trial in the Delta promises to be a new, more authentic account of one of the most monumental injustices of the U.S. legal system in the 20th century.  

Run time is approximately 2 hours and will be followed by a Crucial Conversation with the audience. The reading will be filmed with multiple cameras for a corresponding video project.


Please be aware that a photography and film team will be recording and documenting the event. The photographs and films may be published, transmitted or broadcast by Collaboraction and used in public materials, including on Collaboraction's website, and may be circulated to the press and other broadcast media and internet websites for publication, transmission or broadcast. 



Drama Students
“This is the most healing form of activism that I have seen in my life. This is the future. This is all of our future. This is the future of Chicago's talent." 

– GQ of The Q Brothers



Requirements: Must be age 21 or under to submit
Submission Deadline: Fall 2022 (TBD)
Selection Process: (TBD)
2022 Performances: Fall 2022 (TBD)

The 7th annual Peacebook is accepting submissions for a curated program of theatre, dance and spoken word of 7 minutes or less sharing personal and group perspectives on Peace and Equity that inspire unity and action.


We are interested in a diverse and inclusive pool of artists that reflect the full make-up of Chicago. Each piece will be limited to a maximum of 3 performers. Duets and solos are accepted and encouraged.

The pieces will premiere at the new Collaboraction mainstage in September 2022 (Chicago location TBA) and will be filmed and released as a video. Each performance will conclude with a Crucial Conversation around the themes of the performances. Each show is supported with a full production team and artist stipends in accordance with our Pay Equity Policy.

We are open to numerous submission types and formats examples include:

You may submit:

  • a solo piece

  • a play that we assist in pairing you with a director and can help find a cast, as needed

  • a spoken word piece that you may or may not perform in

  • You may submit a vision or concept for a piece that will be created in rehearsal (a devised play)

  • You may submit a dance piece that you are either choreographing and/or in

These are just a few examples of our most popular submissions and you are encouraged to dream beyond  these categories.

Email any submission questions to

The deadline to submit for the 7th annual Peacebook is May 1, 2022.

Thank you for your time, interest and work to cultivate peace.