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Collaboraction accepts open submissions as a part of our One City strategic plan to connect with and cultivate the work of artists who might otherwise not be provided the platform to share their voice, vision and work


Requirements: Must be age 21 or under to submit

Submission Deadline: May 20, 2022 at 11:59 pm (CST)

Selection Process: Artists will be selected and notified by June 25, 2022

Performances: August 2022

The Light Ensemble Class of 2023
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“This is the most healing form of activism that I have seen in my life. This is the future. This is all of our future. This is the future of Chicago's talent." 

– GQ of The Q Brothers


Submission Process Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is Peacebook?
    The Peacebook Festival is a curated program of theatre, dance and spoken word of 7 minutes or less sharing personal and group perspectives on peace and equity that inspire unity and action. This year's Peacebook Festival will be in the Fall of 2022. Official dates and tour locations will be announced soon.
  • What are the submission deadlines?
    Submissions for The Light are currently open and are due by May 20, 2023 Click here for more info. Peacebook submission info will be announced with official dates and locations. Check back soon!
  • Who should submit?
    Collaboraction welcomes anyone to submit a work to be considered, including theatre makers, community organizers and activists, poets and spoken word artists, dancer and choreographers, directors, musicians, and more. Submissions may be made by individuals, groups, or other performance companies. Submissions for The Light are open to youth activists. There are no age limits to submission for Peacebook.
  • What can I submit?
    Collaboraction welcomes submissions of short plays, devised theatre, dance, spoken word, poetry, and music that speaks to the themes of the festival you are submitting to. Collaboraction welcomes submissions of performance work as well as individuals submitting for consideration as a director, performer, collaborator, designer, and more. Individuals or groups may submit a work of any performance form or medium. The works must be 7 minutes or less for Peacebook and The Light. Works must be 20 minutes or longer for Encounter.
  • Are artists paid?
    Yes, Collaboraction pays all of the artists selected to be produced according to our pay equity policy


Have additional questions about the submission or audition process?


Collaboraction's Chicago theatre for social justice has been producing performances since 2013. See a list of our past performances for social change here.

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