A Call to Conscience (C2C) is an interactive theater collective founded in 2012 by a group of  

 women participants from the Regional Arts Commission’s CAT Program.  C2C’s mission is to  

 stir the conscience of our community and facilitate social change. The company presents original works that engages diverse audiences in thought provoking conversations and an exchange of ideas regarding racism, police brutality, poverty, health disparity and gender inequality.

A Call to Conscience was recently awarded a 2020 Arts & Healing Initiative grant to create and perform a series of dramatic narratives encompassing personal struggle, social conflict, hopeful resolution, and healing. C2C is inviting you the citizen to participate in the creation of this process by submitting monologues, stories, or spoken word pieces for this new organically creative experimental work “Celebration of Survival”.  “Celebration of Survival” will be a series of vignettes written by you the citizens from St. Louis and the broader Missouri state area. 

The writings should focus on your experience during the pandemic around issues of health disparities and food insecurity during COVID, housing discrimination, domestic violence, LGBTQIA issues, job loss and excessive police force.   All work must be written in the first person; must be typed using a 12 font size and be no more than 1-3 pages in length. 

Please submit a title page with your work. The title page should include the title of your narrative/spoken word piece, your name and full contact information, i.e. mailing address, phone & email address. Submit all work via email to fannie.c2c@gmail.com; if you cannot submit electronically, send via snail mail to C2C, P.O. Box 78156, St. Louis, MO. 63178-8156

Deadline for submission: February 28, 2021 by midnight.

Thank you in advance for your submissions.

Fannie Belle Lebby

Artistic Director 

A Call to Conscience Interactive Theater for Social Change


 Call for Submissions 

 Monologues, Stories, & Spoken Word Pieces

for a New Organically Creative Experimental Play


All work must be written in the first person focusing on issues you may have experienced during the COVID19 pandemic.  

Subjects may include: 

  • health disparities 
  • food insecurity
  • housing discrimination
  •  domestic violence
  • LGBTQIA issues
  • job loss
  • excessive police force
  • drug/alcohol addiction 

DEADLINE: February 28th 2021

Please submit a title page with your work. The title page should include the title of your narrative/spoken word piece, your name, mailing address, phone and email address. Submit all work to:


or via snail mail: 

 A Call to Conscience

 P.O. Box 78156

St. Louis, MO. 63178-8156

Smokey makes a deal

Set in various neighborhoods in the St. Louis area, “The Three Not-So-Little Pigs” shows the damaging effects of physical, verbal, and social bullying. The play encourages students to explore the importance of standing up for each other, learning to get along with one another, and being good friends. “The Three Not-So-Little Pigs” also celebrates the importance of education, positive environmental practices, and how hard work will eventually lead to favorable outcomes.

“The Three Not-So-Little Pigs” is designed to meet the Missouri Learning Standards of English Language Arts and Social Studies set by the Missouri Department of Education. Educator Curriculum Guides will be provided prior to the performances.

The program is appropriate for Grades 3-6 and will be performed by professional actors. The run time is 45 minutes in length. Each performance is followed by a 15-minute Q&A session which invites students to further explore the issues addressed in the stories.

School Rates: $7 per student

Contact: Linda Smith A Call to Conscience Inactive Theater for Social Change c2c4socialchange@gmail.com | 314-607-8919 http://www.acalltoconscience.org

NEXT TO NORMAL: The Thelonius Monk Story

Next to Normal: The Thelonius Monk Story will tackle the issues of mental illness as it relates to disparities in health care, police interaction, education, and social acceptance. Not only will we celebrate the musical genius of Thelonius Sphere Monk, but we will explore the pervasive misdiagnosis and discriminatory practices toward him and the societal stigma that plagued his career and continues to carry on in today’s society. We will also celebrate the importance of creative self-expression through the arts and how Monk stood firm to pursue his art without compromise.

On June 12, following the performance, Dr. Gerald Early, Chair of African and African-American Studies at Washington University, will give a talk and Q&A about the life and times of Thelonious Monk. Heather McDonnell, MSW, Outreach Specialist of NAMI-St. Louis will facilitate a panel discussion on living with and overcoming the challenges posed by mental illness.

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A Call to Conscience will be performing Times a Getting Harder: Stories of the Great Migration for the Grand Center Theater Crawl, taking place June 28th and 29th of 2019.  The production will chronicle individual stories of hardship & triumph of African Americans’ burning desire to control their own destinies in the hostile environment of Jim Crow racism. They pulled up long planted roots leaving lives behind in the South and ventured north in search of opportunity and equality. The stories re-counted through narrative, music, and slides describe true accounts of both individual lives and collective experiences of people who participated in and witnessed the Great Migration firsthand.

Grandy Center Theater Crawl is free to the public.

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C2C would like to thank all who participated and donated to our cause for Give STL Day!  Although we did not reach our goal, we are grateful for the donations we did received and excited for the documentary of Annie Malone.  We are always accepting donations to our causes which assists us in bringing free historical programming to you!
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If you have a business or organization, we encourage you to take out an ad in our upcoming program book of NEXT TO NORMAL: The Thelonius Monk Story!
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A Healthy Community is a Diverse Community!

Once again, Give STL Day and its 24-hour day of online giving will shine the spotlight on our region’s vast assortment of nonprofits, their missions, and the extraordinary ways they make St. Louis special.  Save the date of May 1st to give to your favorite non-profits in St. Louis!

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The funds acquired from Give STL Day will be used to produce a documentary about St. Louis icon, Annie Minerva Turnbo Pope Malone, highlighting her as a scientist and an inspiration that falls in line with the promotion of STEM.


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Scheduling Donations are Open!

If you are worried you will let the 1st of May come and go without contributing to your only interactive theater for social change, you can schedule your donation!  Anytime between April 2 and May 1st, you can set the dollar amount that you plan to donate.  This is a wonderful feature if you plan to give to several St. Louis Non-Profits!

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