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.”


c2c offers workshops for adults, as well and middle and high school students, where the participants become familiar with iconic events and contributors in the fields of history, literature, art, music, and politics that emphasize social change.  The facilitators are trained in the dramatic arts. Single presentations can be adapted to the clients’ requests and are designed to meet the Common Core Standards of English and Language Arts set by the Missouri Department of Education.


A Call to Conscience  P.O. Box 78156  Saint Louis, MO  63178-8

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The Reverend John E. Nance Scholarship Fund was established in January 1974, by Washington Tabernacle Baptist Church as a living memorial to the strong and practical educational philosophies of the late pastor Reverend Dr. John E. Nance. Following the death of his widow, Regina Steele Nance, 1982, the scholarship funds was renamed the Reverend John E. and Regina S. Nance Memorial Scholarship Fund in honor of the many years they worked together on behalf of the educational achievement of youth. Longtime Washington Tabernacle member and Civil Rights Attorney, Frankie Muse Freeman headed the scholarship in the 1970’s. Contributions from many businesses, individuals, and corporations have made it possible to award over twelve hundred scholarships to date. Students representing 60 public and private high schools have attended 155 colleges, universities and technical schools in the United States. 

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


2012   I’ve Been to the Mountaintop: Readers Theater                  in Five Voices, St. Louis Public Library, Schlafly                   Branch.

2013    I’ve Been to the Mountaintop: Readers Theater in               Four Voices, St. Louis Public Library, Carpenter                  Branch.

2013    Out from the Shadows:A Tribute to Bayard Rustin,             Missouri History Museum.

2014  Hole in the Head: A Life Revealed film screening                  and a time-line dramatization of unethical medial                experimentation followed by a panel of medical and            legal professionals, Missouri History Museum

2014  The Arts and Its Influence on the Civil Rights                      Movement and Beyond: Film Screening: Fruitvale              Station. Time-line performed dramatizing                            occasions of police brutality, followed by a panel of            arts educators and activists, St. Louis Public                       Library, Central Auditorium.

2015   Unsung Voices of Black St. Louis, Missouri                     History Museum.

2016   Justice Too Long Delayed: Celebration of                     Letter From Birmingham Jail, Missouri History               Museum