SHOWS & EVENTS
UPCOMING IN-PERSON SHOWS
TRIAL IN THE DELTA
The Murder of Emmett Till is an adaptation of the trial transcript of the State of Mississippi vs. Milam and Bryant, the men who were found not guilty of murdering Emmett Till. The script was adapted by company members G. Riley Mills and Willie "Prince Roc" Round and produced by Collaboraction and The DuSable Museum of African American History.
The Light is the debut of our youth education program, focused on outstanding youth artists and change-makers of exceptional message, skill and craft who are eager to be immersed in a deep artistic and scholarly mentorship as part of a year-long, paid creation and performance mentorship program.
Oh Colonizers remixes a satirical Masterpiece Theatre format with a TV reality dating show to expose the folly of “Honkey Kong 2021.” With her signature humor and insight, Carla Stillwell unpacks the ways white people throughout America’s history have spread "oppression mayonnaise" over countless Black and Brown people, focusing particularly on the period after the Civil War when America had a choice between emancipation, reconciliation, and capitalism.
The goal of Becoming is to continue to provide space and fellowship for people looking to understand White Privilege, unlearn inherent White Supremacy, engage in meaningful dialogue around systems of oppression with others, and support each other in being actively anti-racist moving forward. As a group, we will explore critical elements of racism and White Supremacy, including history, modern-day events/issues, best practices for communications, and share our journeys.
OUR PRODUCTION HISTORY
By looking at the timeline of Collaboraction’s production history, one can see how we evolved from a Chicago storefront theatre company to agency of social change producing online live performances.