We're seeking submissions of work 7 minutes or less in length; of short plays, devised theatre, dance, and spoken word from young people 21 and under throughout the Chicagoland area. We seek work that showcases the talent and power of Chicago’s young artists and uses the festival as a platform for art as activism.

We are interested in a diverse pool of artists that reflect the full make-up of Chicago. 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 in line with our Equitable Pay For All Policy.

We are open to numerous submission types and formats, including: 
• A play that we assist in pairing you with a director and can help find a cast, as needed.
• A spoken word piece that you may or may not perform in.
• A vision or concept for a piece that will be created in rehearsal (a devised play).
• A dance piece that you are either choreographing and/or in.


Performances: July 2021

Submission Deadline: February 11, 2021 at 11:59 pm (cst)

Selection Process: Artists will be selected and notified by May 2021. 

Have questions about the festival or submission process?  Email

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