Collaboraction's Together Network is a new platform for interactive online programming. The Together Network brings people together to explore important issues and our connection to one another.


Broadcast on Zoom in front of a live online audience and then streamed to Facebook and YouTube or available after the screening at, the Together Network has two programs: Crucial Connections and The Prodigy's Workshop!

Crucial Connections


Thur. at 8 pm CST

Crucial Connections is a free, highly interactive online show that is "hyper-local thinking global," radically inclusive and provocative, yet entertaining while reflecting on life in a post-coronavirus world and the reshaping of the human experience.


Crucial Connections will be hosted by Anthony Moseley (Artistic Director), J. Nicole Brooks (Assoc. Artistic Director) and Dr. Marcus Robinson (Executive Director) and feature two interviews and one performance weekly.

The Prodigy's Workshop

Tues. at 4 pm CST

The Prodigy’s Workshop is a free interactive online master class in writing for performance. It's a creative space for young people to connect with each other during the pandemic using performing arts to learn, create, develop and share original content.


Each Tuesday at 4 pm CST, hosts and Teaching Artists Luis Crespo (Director of Youth Programming, Collaboraction) J. Nicole Brooks (Associate Artistic Director, Collaboraction) will join a youth Host and occasional special guest artists.


Students are led through guided exercises, explorations, activities and discussion to create content that amplifies their voice and seeks to incite social change. Generated material will be explored and shared in real-time and/or as a living project that continually gets developed for a showcase or "showing" at a later date. A Prodigy’s Workshop will occur in a  Zoom webcast with simultaneous live stream on Facebook, YouTube and Twitch.

Crucial Connections is hosted by Anthony Moseley (Artistic Director), Dr. Marcus Robinson (Executive Director) & J. Nicole Brooks (Associate Artistic Director)

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Crucial Connections Schedule 

Episode 1 - April 23 - Ay-sha Butler (R.A.G.E.) and Dr. Laura Biagi with a special performance from June

Episode 2 - April 30 - Kimberly Senior and Phenom with a special performance from Yuri Basho Lane

Episode 3 - May 7 - Carla Stillwell and Tareef Michael with a special performance from Michelle Oliver & Antonio Brunetti

Episode 4 - May 14 - Deb Beroset and Sammy Rangel with a special performance from Luis Tubens aka "Logan Lu"

Episode 5 - May 21 - Nina D. Sanchez and GQ with a special performance from M.U.D.Life Roc

Episode 6 - May 28 - Sandra Delgado and David Dastmalchian with a special performance from David Kovak  

Episode 7 - June 4 - Tonika Johnson and Miranda Gonzalez with a special performance from Marvin Tate.

Episode 8 - June 11 - LaTanya Johnson and Deb Clapp with a special performance from Aidee Truitt

Episode 9 "Music Heals" (Celebrating Black Music Month) - June 18 - Bianca Shaw & B Howard, hosted by Collaboraction's new board president Darlene Jackson aka DJ Lady D

Episode 10 - Tatyana Chante & Max Thomas with a special performance from Loretta Firekeeper Hawkins

Episode 11 - "The Light" (Featured Performers) Antwon Funches, Aria Mallare & Dani Mauleon

The Prodigy's Network is hosted by Luis Crespo (Director of Youth Programming)

& J. Nicole Brooks (Associate Artistic Director)

The Prodigy’s Workshop Schedule 

Week 1 - April 21 - Introduction to Creative Writing

Week 2 - April 28 - Stream of Conscious Writing 

Week 3 - May 5 - Monologue 

Week 4 - May 12 - Dialogue 

Week 5 - May 19 - Moment Work 

Week 6 - May 26 - Poetry

Week 7 - June 2 - Song 

Week 8 - June 9 - Sharing Work In Process

           Together Network is supported in part by:

AV Chicago, Marc and Jeanne Malnati Family Foundation, 

Joseph & Bessie Feinberg Foundation, and donors like you.

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