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April 27-28, 2018 South Bend, IN

Registration is Closed!

We are at full capacity. Thank you so much for your interest! We look forward to seeing everyone there!

We are launching the Inaugural Conference on Community Theater for Social Justice Action in partnership with the Civil Rights Heritage Center, IUSB Women's and Gender Studies, and ND Show Some Skin. The purpose of this conference is to create a space for deep strategizing among experts - community theater-makers, radically inclusive theater-makers in traditional theaters, community organizers, artist activists, and others.

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Ntozake Shange

Keynote Speaker

We are honored to host Ntozake Shange, the poet, novelist, playwright, performer, and the creator of For colored girls who have considered suicide / When the rainbow is enuf. This even is open to the public. Tickets will be on sale on April 1st through the South Bend Civic Theatre. 

Learn more here. 

Thank You to Our Conference Sponsors!

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Notre Dame Department of Film, Television, and Theater

Notre Dame Writing Program

Saint Mary's Office of Civic & Social Engagement

Notre Dame Gender Studies Program

Notre Dame Show Some Skin

First Unitarian Church of South Bend


And the Individuals who supported this event:


Dr. David Hooker, Dr. Pamela Young, Ramona Payne, Dr. Stuart Greene, Jon Schommer & Dr. Virginia Calvin




Conference Organizers

Deandra Cadet                   La Donna Forsgren

Jenn Cha                            Dr. Darryl Heller

Taeyin ChoGlueck             Dr. April Lidinsky

Dr. Cecilia Lucero              Nandi Mgwaba

Renee Fleming