Collaboraction Crime Scene

Here's your chance to learn about the true life experiences of five Chicagoans who chose peace, making a positive impact on the lives of others. "Crime Scene: Breathe Life" is Collaboraction's newest touring production, a one-hour performance the promises audience integration and self-discovery.

Offered on Thursday and Friday evenings throughout the month of August, these free performances are a must-see for anyone who wants to dig deeper and work together to create positive change in their community, in the world, or even in their own self.

Collaboraction Theatre Company's mission is to create original theatrical experiences that push artistic boundaries, exploring social issues and the diverse communities that are a point of strength in our city. "Breathe Life" re-examines Chicago's history of violent crime, asking the audience to discover new ways to create lasting change. Friday night shows will be preceded by special youth afternoon workshops that will teach kids the ins and outs of devised theatre, which they will be called upon to then integrate into the on-stage performance that evening.

Collaboraction Dome of Dance

Be prepared to get on your feet and move on Fridays, starting at 5 p.m., when Collaboraction will present their signature Dome of Dance battle-dance tournament (above) with DJ Shon Roka.

Performances continue tonight, Friday, August 7, at Hamilton Park. Order free tickets and learn more at


Sir Taylor, an original member of the Jesse White Tumblers who found his way out of Cabrini Green, became a member of the USA Gymnastics Team, performed in Broadway's The Lion King, and today leads the youth group Example Setters Youth Poetry, co-stars in Crime Scene: Breathe Life. Photo by Joel Maisonet.

Dome of Dance: Every Friday night performance of Crime Scene: Breathe Life kicks off with community residents competing in Collaboraction's signature Dome of Dance dance-off competition.