Community Theater for Social Justice Action Conference

South Bend, IN
United States
April 27, 2018, 7:00 pm to April 28, 2018, 8:00 pm

Our goal is to bring together theater practitioners, community activists, and inclusion-driven community members who share a commitment to social justice. We aim to use theater as a tool to strategize for effective social justice in our society. Our focus is to engage the concerns of and give voice to historically marginalized communities. We understand social justice theater as a means to achieve building a just society.

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. We are particularly interested in the formats of Monologue Theater, Documentary Theater, and Forum Theater that use first person narratives of people’s lives to build inclusive communities. 

We are happy to announce that Ntozake Shange, the playwright, poet, performer, and creator of For colored girls who have considered suicide / When the rainbow is not enuf, will be our inaugural conference’s keynote speaker.

We will keep you updated on how to register for the conference in the spring. We are accepting submissions for proposals at this time. You can find more information at You can email Taeyin at with your questions!