Collaboraction Seeking Submissions for 2021 Festivals

– It’s submission season at Collaboraction, Chicago’s theater for social change.

Collaboraction produces performing arts festivals that give under-represented voices platforms to share personal, powerful and authentic stories that move the soul and stir the mind.

Currently, the company is seeking a diverse pool of artists to submit proposals for work of seven minutes or less for three festivals planned for 2021: The Light, a summer festival showcasing Chicago artists 21 and under; Encounter Englewood, a new video fest created by and showcasing Englewood artists/activists, and the 6th Annual PEACEBOOK, Collaboraction’s fall festival of new theater, music, dance and spoken word about peace.

Proposals selected for each festival will be developed from concept to world premiere short work with professional support from a full production team.

Per Collaboraction’s Equitable Pay Policy, all participating artists will be paid $18/hour for a pre-determined number of hours to bring their new works to life.

All three festivals will be produced in 2021 either live, onstage or as a virtual video fest. Submissions should note if the work is suited for theater, video or both.

“As our country and city continue to grapple with our history of racism and white supremacy, it is critical to share new voices and visions exploring equity and racial healing to enlighten us and bring us all together. Collaboraction’s open-sourced submission process opens the gates for these critical works and we will continue to use our digital platform to amplify these artists to cultivate knowledge, dialogue and action,” said Collaboraction Artistic Director Anthony Moseley.

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