PEACEBOOK 2018 SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN
Submission Deadline: April 1st, 2018
CALLING WRITERS, DEVISERS, RHYMERS, DANCERS, DIRECTORS, ACTORS & PARTNERS
WITH VISIONS OF PEACE IN CHICAGO.
Collaboraction is accepting submissions for artistic pieces exploring Peace in Chicago that are 7 minutes or less. In 2017 PEACEBOOK launched at the Goodman Theatre in August before select shows toured to Hamilton Park in Englewood, Kelvyn Park in Hermosa, and La Follette Park in Austin, with free shows, workshops, and meals.
In total, Collaboraction is producing up to 24 short works at a Festival Launch on Aug. 25th , with 7 pieces performing at each location, in a multidisciplinary festival atmosphere on the South, West, and North sides of Chicago this fall:
PEACEBOOK ALL Shows Premiere; Aug. 25
La Follette Park; Sep. 7 and 8
Kelvyn Park; Sep. 14 and 15
Hamilton Park; Sep. 21 and 22
Submission Deadline: April 15th, 2018
Photos from the 2017 Peacebook Festival
Reviews from 2017
"And if a city like Chicago can be blessed with so many storytellers brave enough to put their names and narratives on the line, the least the other 2.7 million of us can do is be engaged enough to hear them."
"...that the most vulnerable and misunderstood Chicagoans might heal by coming together and telling their stories. And it’s those pieces — the ones that are raw, intensely emotional and personal, in part because they are told by the individuals actually living these experiences — that Peacebook is most successful, and most vital." -Chicago Tribune
"This performance forced us to look at the reality of how we view a community through a group art therapy session that talked about our long established communication issues. Each person who represented a community gave us insight to what Chicagoans really thought about their neighborhood and provided viewpoints about other communities (usually negative) within the city. They were very upfront about their pride and who they thought messed up the city’s family structure." -Chicago Defender