The Ensemble of Skip to The End, a Collaboraction PEACEBOOK Festival world premiere, peace-focused, seven-minute short dance piece, August 12, 2016 at Hamilton Park in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood. Devised by Kacie Smith. Credit: Joel Maisonet

The Ensemble of Skip to The End, a Collaboraction PEACEBOOK Festival world premiere, peace-focused, seven-minute short dance piece, August 12, 2016 at Hamilton Park in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood. Devised by Kacie Smith. Credit: Joel Maisonet

Social issue-driven theatre Collaboraction kicked off its PEACEBOOK Festival Friday and Saturday at Englewood’s Hamilton Park.

PEACEBOOK is a city-wide festival of theatre, dance, music, visual art, and spoken word focused on cultivating peace in Chicago. The festival will run for three consecutive weekends, heading to LaFollette Park in Austin and Clarendon Park in Uptown, respectively. By the festival’s end, over 200 artists from all areas of the city will be included.

PEACEBOOK is a part of the Chicago Park District’s Night Out in the Parks series, which is now in its fourth year. It is also funded in part by The Goodman Theatre and the NEA.

Next PEACEBOOK performances:

PEACEBOOK West Side/Austin
August 19 and 20
LaFollette Park, 1333 N. Laramie

PEACEBOOK North Side/Uptown
August 26 and 27
Clarendon Park, 4501 N. Clarendon Ave.

For more information on PEACEBOOK, visit collaboraction.org or call the Collaboraction box office at (312) 226-9633.

(from left) Sean Dolan and Alex Dauphin in Before the Pop, Pop, Pop, a Collaboraction PEACEBOOK Festival world premiere, peace-focused, seven-minute short, August 12, 2016 at Hamilton Park in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood. Written by Steven Sapp and Mildred Ruiz Sapp of UNIVERSES. Directed by Cheryl Lynn Bruce. Credit: Joel Maisonet

(from left) Sean Dolan and Alex Dauphin in Before the Pop, Pop, Pop, a Collaboraction PEACEBOOK Festival world premiere, peace-focused, seven-minute short, August 12, 2016 at Hamilton Park in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood. Written by Steven Sapp and Mildred Ruiz Sapp of UNIVERSES. Directed by Cheryl Lynn Bruce. Credit: Joel Maisonet

Monique Johnson (foreground), with (from rear, left) Javier Soleto, Daniela Mauleon, Adele Kuforiji, Huy Nguyen, Aasiyah Bilal and Laura Elliott in When the Snow Melted Down in Chicago, a Collaboraction PEACEBOOK Festival world premiere, peace-focused, seven-minute short, August 12, 2016 at Hamilton Park in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood. Written by Greg Hardigan. Directed by Jennifer Chambers. Assistant Director Abbey Burgess. Credit: Joel Maisonet

Monique Johnson (foreground), with (from rear, left) Javier Soleto, Daniela Mauleon, Adele Kuforiji, Huy Nguyen, Aasiyah Bilal and Laura Elliott in When the Snow Melted Down in Chicago, a Collaboraction PEACEBOOK Festival world premiere, peace-focused, seven-minute short, August 12, 2016 at Hamilton Park in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood. Written by Greg Hardigan. Directed by Jennifer Chambers. Assistant Director Abbey Burgess. Credit: Joel Maisonet

Ray of Light, aka Ray A. Williams of Microphone Misfits, perfomed with his daughter in Nobody Else, a Collaboraction PEACEBOOK Festival world premiere, peace-focused, seven-minute short, August 12, 2016 at Hamilton Park in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood. Credit: Joel Maisonet

Ray of Light, aka Ray A. Williams of Microphone Misfits, performed with his daughter in Nobody Else, a Collaboraction PEACEBOOK Festival world premiere, peace-focused, seven-minute short, August 12, 2016 at Hamilton Park in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood. Credit: Joel Maisonet

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