The 6th annual PEACEBOOK will feature theatre, dance, and spoken word of 7 minutes or less about Peace from artists throughout Chicago and beyond. Peacebook will occur in August and September of 2021, either onstage or as a virtual video festival.


Based on the uncertainty of live public performance in 2021, we are exploring live and video options.  Please signify if your submission is suited for theatre, video, or both. 

We are interested in a diverse and inclusive pool of artists that reflect the full make-up of Chicago. 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. Under our pay equity policy, artists are paid an $18/hour rate for a predetermined number of hours.

We are open to numerous submission types, and formats examples include:
• A play or script that we assist in pairing you with a director and finding a cast, as needed.
• A spoken word piece that you may or may not perform in.
• A vision or concept for a piece that will be created in rehearsal (a devised play/video).
• A dance piece that you are either choreographing and/or in.

Performances: August & September 2021

Submissions Deadline: February 15, 2021 11:59 pm (cst)

Have a question about the submission or audition process? Email info@collaboraction.org.


Kaye Winks and the Cast of Hoods (Photo credit: Joel Maisonet)

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The Example Setters (Photo credit: Joel Maisonet)

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Kaye Winks and the Cast of Hoods (Photo credit: Joel Maisonet)

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"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." - Chicago Reader, 2017

"...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, 2017

"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, 2017