The light

A Chicago Youth Theatre Festival 

July 11-14, 2019

at the Pentagon Theatre for Social Justice

at Collaboraction Studios - 1579 North Milwaukee Ave in Chicago

Engage with the powerful work of Chicago's youth artists. 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. Experience the talent and power of Chicago’s young artists!

The festival features two programs of work - Radiance and Brilliance - that perform in repertory. Buy a ticket for one program or a festival pass that covers both programs!

Chicken Scratch of My Mother Tongue

by Aria Mallare

A poetic homage to cultural diversity in America and its effect on individuals.

 

Heal You

by Teh’Ray Hale Jr.

A dance piece about the inspiration of dreamers to push past their fears.

 

Live and In People

by Eric Fetty

A satirical stand-up comedy show about relevant issues in today’s society.

 

Mind Over Matter

by Aisha June

A music experience about healing from trauma and living as a lesbian.

 

Once Upon a Southside

by Enneressa Davis

A dance piece about the celebration of life in Southside Chicago.

 

Set the Example

by Example Setters

A spoken word show about the example teens want to set in Chicago.

 

Welcome to Limbo

by The Collaboraction Peacemakers

A poetic experience about the roles we do/do not contribute to current social issues.

Chicago: A Variation of Sandusky

by Dani Mauleon

A storytelling show about one undocumented immigrant living in America.

 

Nursery Rhymes

by Veronica Perkins

A play about police brutality and injustices in the black community.

 

For The Peace of The Land

by Antwon Funches

A poetic piece about how America’s history bleeds into today’s current issues.

Heal CTA

by Elenna Sindler, T’Yanna Smith & Sophia Pietrkowski

A play about a teen girl healing from trauma on Chicago’s public transportation.

Happy Place

by Ella Rae
An original song about being there for a friend at a tough time.

 

I Can Be All That I Believe

by Earl Hester

A poem, dance, and song piece about empowerment and pushing through doubt.

 

Us

by Isabel Bravo and Sophia Bastounes

A musical theatre piece about love and healthy relationships.

 

When They Come Around

by Stella Moseley

An aerial silks and spoken word experience about pushing through fear and being brave.

FESTIVAL LINE UP

CALLING ALL
YOUNG PLAYWRIGHTS, DEVISERS, POETS, DANCERS & PERFORMANCE ARTISTS 
1/3

RADIANCE

BRILLIANCE

Have questions about the festival?

Email us at thelight@collaboraction.org

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Winner of a 2018 Otto Award for groundbreaking political theatre