Collaboraction is accepting submissions for artistic works exploring peace in Chicago! The 5th annual PEACEBOOK will feature 21 works of theatre, dance and spoken word of 7 minutes or less about Peace from artists throughout Chicago and beyond. The works will premiere at the mainstage of Kennedy-King College before touring throughout the city with free shows, panels and meals. 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.

Peacebook will take place in August and September of 2020.
Submissions Deadline EXTENDED: February 1, 2020 11:59pm (CST)
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Past Peacebook Festivals

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."

-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

2017 Peacebook Videos

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