INTERACTIVE THEATER FOR SOCIAL CHANGE  

A Call to Conscience (C2C) is a nonprofit 501(c)3 theater collective that uses a multimedia format to dramatize historical themes dealing with the struggles of the oppressed. Using speeches, essays, and adaptations we highlight transformative events that evoked change and the various architects and leaders that helped to create them.

“Our mission is to stir the conscience of our community and facilitate social change.”

Your support helps us to present workshops and performances in area schools and throughout the community.

C2C's mission is to serve as a catalyst for activism within our community.  Founded in 2012 by a group of women participants of the Regional Arts Commission's Community Arts in Training (CAT) Program, C2C presents challenging original works that engages audiences in thought-provoking conversations and an exchange of ideas regarding racism, police brutality, poverty, gender inequality, and other civil and human rights.






Born July 22, 1939 in St. Louis, Missouri, Quincy Troupe is an awarding-winning author of ten volumes of poetry, three children’s books, and six non-fiction works; Earl the Pearl: My Story, a memoir of legendary NY Knicks basketball star, Earl Monroe, (Rodale, April 2013) is Troupe's newest non-fiction work. In 2010 Troupe received the American Book Award for Lifetime Literary Achievement. Among Troupe's best-selling works are Miles: The Autobiography of Miles Davis and his memoir, Miles & Me soon to become a major motion picture.

Other notable works are The Pursuit of Happyness, an autobiography with written with Chris Gardner that became a major motion picture and that was a New York Times bestseller for over 40 weeks; The Architecture of Language, a book of poems, that won the 2007 Paterson Award for Sustained Literary Achievement, and Transcircularities: New and Selected Poems, which won the 2003 Milt Kessler Poetry Award and was selected by Publishers Weekly as one of the ten best books of poetry in 2002. Quincy Troupe is professor emeritus of the University of California, San Diego, and editor of Black Renaissance Noire, a literary journal of the Institute of Africana Studies at New York University.

A Call to Conscience Writers Workshop

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A politician, labor organizer, and civil rights activist, Theodore (T.D.) McNeal had the distinction of of being the first African American to be elected to the Missouri State Senate.  He also was the first African American to serve on the University of Missouri Board of Curators, and was also the first African American to be President of the St. Louis Board of Police Commissioners.  

Prior to his political career, T.D. McNeal helped organize the St. Louis Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters in 1930 

demonstrating to be a tough negotiator and efficient organizer that eventually led him to be the national vice president of the union.  

During WWII he became involved in promoting fair employment practices in St. Louis and in 1942 held a rally at the Kiel Auditorium protesting job discrimination in the defense industry as they refused to place African Americans in higher paying positions on the production line. In 1944, he, along with Pearl Maddox and the Citizens Civil Rights Committee led a series of lunch counter sit-ins in the downtown department stores.  

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OCTOBER 20-21 7 P.M.