INTERACTIVE THEATER FOR SOCIAL CHANGE
A Call to Conscience (c2c) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) theater collective that uses a multi-media 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 create them.
c2c offers workshops for adults, as well as middle and high school students, where the participants become familiar with iconic events and contributors in the fields of literature, art, music, and politics that emphasize social change. The facilitators are experienced art educators. Single presentations are tailored 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.
c2c utilizes traditional and readers theater with talk backs included in the performance format. Other unique interactive activities are film screenings/forums, storytelling, workshops and open rehearsals that uplifts the consciousness of the audience and the performers that illustrates the role they play in the social and historical context of today. The workshops and performances are alternative learning vehicles that leave the participants and the audiences with a bigger sense of history, community, and world citizenry.
A Call to Conscience P.O. Box 78156 Saint Louis, MO 63103-2609
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. Timeline drama of unethical human experiments; panel discussion. Missouri History Museum.
2014 Film Screening: Fruitvale Station. Timeline dramatizing police brutality; panel discussion. St. Louis Public Library. Central Auditorium.
2015 Unsung Voices of Black St. Louis A tribute to African Americans who led in the areas of business, education, medicine, culture and civil rights. Missouri History Museum.
2016 Justice Too Long Delayed: Celebration of Letter From Birmingham Jail
A collaboration with SIUE’s Black Theater Workshop enhanced with spoken word, narratives, and scenes illustrating the relevance of the text in the current social/political context.
Missouri History Museum.