2018 Conference

April 27-28, 2018
South Bend, IN

In the spring of 2018 we launched 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.

We were excited to host Ntozake Shange as our keynote speaker. She is a noted poet, novelist, playwright, and performer, and is perhaps most famous for her Broadway-produced and Obie Award-winning play, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf. As a self-proclaimed black feminist, Ntozake Shange addresses issues relating to race and feminism in much of her work, and we were pleased when she agreed to launch us into exploring the intersection of social justice and theater.