August 19 – 21, 2021
Chicago Park District 


+ Thursday, August 19 at 6 pm (CST) | Douglass Park, 1401 S. Sacramento Dr. | Chicago, IL 60623
+ Friday, August 20 at 5 pm (CST) | LaFollette Park, 1333 N. Laramie Ave. | Chicago, IL 60651
+ Saturday, August 21 at 5 pm (CST) | Hamilton Park, 513 W. 72nd St. | Chicago, IL 60621


A thousand lights will eventually drive out the darkness. Through this program, Collaboraction is superconducting five lights at a time with deep artistic and scholarly mentorship to develop five informed youth change-makers. The Light, a Chicago Youth Theatre Festival, is a collection of short plays, devised theatre, dance, spoken word and performance created by youth from throughout the Chicagoland area using art as a platform for activism.

Cast List 

Ava Lynn Trpeski (Artist) 

Carolyn Hoerdemann (Mentor) 

Kyra Pierce & Phallon Pierce (Artists)

Dana N. Anderson (Mentor) 

Ella Rae Pickney (Artitst)

Joy Smith (Mentor)

Marcus Jackson (Artist)

Willie Round (Mentor) 

Nathaniel Buescher (Artist)

TJ Hale (Mentor)