PEACEBOOK is a festival of theatre, dance, music and spoken word about peace and peacemaking in Chicago.

All PEACEBOOK performances are divided into 3 programs:

POWER at 3 pm

LOVE at 5 pm

HOPE at 7 pm

PEACEBOOK Finale October 7th at

Chop Shop 2033 W. North Ave.

Seated Ticket are $15 for artist/student and $30 regular

All Day Pass is $25 for artist/student and $50 for regular

Standing Room Tickets are Pay-What-You-Can

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Artistic Director, Anthony Moseley  on ABC 7

ABC7 NEWS: Chicago's social issue-driven theater company, Collaboraction, is excited to bring their PEACEBOOK Festival back for its second year. Click here to read the full article. 

GQ and Tyrone Taylor of 17 to New Life on WGN Radio

WGN RADIO: Collaboraction Artistic Director and PEACEBOOK curator Anthony Moseley, GQ of The Q Brothers and performer Tyrone Taylor join Justin to discuss Collaboraction’s 2nd annual PEACEBOOK Festival. 

Click here to hear the full interview. 

 Chicago Tribune:  Collaboraction second annual Peacebook festival kicks off at the Goodman theatre

"to bring Chicago's wounds to the forefront."
Click here to read the full article.  

PEACEBOOK 2018

POWER | October 7th @ 3:00PM

Manspread Madness

By Donna Latham, Co-directed by Lee Hannah ConradS and Nate Cohen 

This over-the-top theatrical piece brings a comedic perspective to the exploration of peace as women on the subway band together and battle the oppression of a manspreader.

Working By Chicago Worker Collaborative’s Workers Theatre, directed by Jasmin CardenasDividing black and brown workers strategically allows sky rocketing profits for corporations and temp agencies. Chicago Worker Collaborative’s Workers’ Theatre Collective fights for workers’ rights by revealing the real struggles – exploitation, racial discrimination, poverty, gender violence and more – facing temp workers in the U.S.

In the Air Tonight

By Andrew Rios, directed by Sean Patrick Leonard
A hilarious spoken word testimony of a young boy's encounter with the police after a misunderstanding with a toy gun in his mom's new apartment.

Erased

By the Collaboraction Peacemakers, directed by Luis Crespo
Race and equality in Chicago are explored in this short piece written, developed and performed by the Collaboraction Teen Ensemble.

Thursday night

Choreographed by Yariana Baralt Torres and Maria Blanco
Dance is uniquely matched with feminism to explore the experience of being a woman, with Torres and Blanco aiming to empower women and inspire unity among them.

Wind for a Sail

By Katie Angelica Abascal, directed by Abbey Bobzin
In this minimalist satirical play, six privileged extraterrestrials board a spaceship to escape interstellar war, and share their thoughts on traveling with aliens from a different planet and their options for dinner.

Walkout

By Nathaniel Swift
This devised piece explores the perspectives and opinions of students who chose to protest gun violence by walking out. Will these marches do anything to create real change? And what do we do next?

Example Setters Youth Poetry

Written and directed by Sir Taylor
Sir Taylor, the legendary director, performer (Jesse White Tumblers, US Men Gymnastics Team, The Lion King on Broadway, Golden Gloves boxer) and teacher who grew up in Cabrini Green leads a powerful ensemble of urban teens all focused on setting the example for the city of Chicago. 

 
 
 

LOVE | Sunday, October 7th @ 5:00PM

The Boys in the Hoods

By Frederick Alphonso, Directed by Cordaro Johnson
Alphonso uses theater to reflect the recent influx of drug use in the youth in Englewood, show awareness to the gentrification in the neighborhood and promote the need for positive change. 

Five Families

By Loretta Firekeeper Hawkins
Hawkins’s spoken word piece, a tribute to black men shot by police, promotes peace and understanding among different groups and concludes that humans are more alike than they are different.

 

Quiet

By Noelle T. Hedges-Goettl, directed by Rose Shapiro
This spoken word piece shows how a transgender woman escapes the volume of her thoughts and the cruelty of societal judgment by immersing herself in the music from her headphones.

Oak & Pallets 
By Nancy García Loza, directed by Ana Velazquez

García Loza often draws from personal experiences that fluctuate between lived trauma and comedic coping. Her newest theatrical story depicts the citizenship process for her Mexican immigrant family, recalling a key moment of connection between a daughter and her father.

Head to the Sky

By Jason Makia Robinson, directed by Madi Delk

Reflections, Thoughts and Reminders

written & co-devised by Avi Roque & Co-devised by Mia Vivens
In this visceral devised piece, Roque contemplates the idea of peace and how to achieve it while examining identity, gender and race in a very binary Chicago.

Tearz

By Wu Tang Clan, Produced by RZA, Adapted & Directed by Anthony Moseley

Anthony Moseley adapts the Wu Tang Clan’s song Tearz from their 1993 debut album to the stage sharing the tales of caution about street violence and safe sex featuring Chicago artists The Boy Illinois and Phenom.

HOPE | October 7th @ 7:00PM

Sandusky

By Dani Mauleon, directed by Esteban Arévalo
Bare and straightforward, this devised theater piece about an undocumented student’s journey home is a call to come together in love and rally against hate.

Somewhere in Uptown

By Andrea Sutherland, directed by Myesha-Tiara McGarner
This testimony, in the form of a monologue, chronicles the experience of a new Chicago resident as they try to find peace and community in their Uptown apartment.

Heal CTA

By Sophia Pietrkowski and Elenna Sindler
An ethnographic exploration of how public space is navigated by survivors of sexual trauma. Through the depiction of one woman’s commute on the CTA, this piece aims to show how communal respect and understanding are essential to healing.

Enough is Enough

By Janice Fields

Janice Fields’s spoken word piece illuminates minds, confronts societal issues and encourages change.


Ruh/Ruach

by Shawn Lent with Marwan Kamel and Yuri Lane
This dance and music collaboration is part of a social intervention addressing insularity and division in Northwest Chicago. The piece celebrates the resiliency and mobility of the human spirit and features apprentice refugee performers. Temporarily, the space is made radically inclusive for religiously conservative performers and audiences.

 

School Daze
by EmceeSkool, led by PHENOM of POETREE CHICAGO

The vision of Emcee Skool is to develop young artists into community organizers and youth ambassadors for peace under the mentorship of Teh’ray Hale aka PHENOM.

Hope is My Homie By Amy L. Williams, directed by Juan CastanedaA theater piece about the realities of incarceration that highlights what people don’t know about “the visits” – the first hug, the depression, haircuts and fresh uniforms – and the challenges of returning back to society.

#unapologeticallyblack

By Bril Barrett and Star Dixon
Chicago tap dance legend Bril Barrett choreographs this team of female dancers exploring tap-dance as an effective form of protest and a powerful catalyst for change.

PEACEBOOK is presented as part of the Chicago Park District’s Night Out in the Parks series, supported by Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Arts programming in neighborhoods across the city advances the goals of the Chicago Park District and the Chicago Cultural Plan. Now in its sixth year, the 2018 Night Out in the Parks series will host over 1,000 cultural events and programs at more than 250 neighborhood parks throughout the city, making community parks a safe haven and hubs of activity. Projects will vary from traditional performances and concerts, to movies, peace rallies, community workshops, nature based programs, dance pieces, festivals, and more. The Chicago Park District has partnered with more than 100 arts and community organizations to expand and produce this successful initiative.

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