Social Justice Theatre Project

The North County 3 College Social Justice Theatre Project uses the power and process of live theatre to engage, inform and inspire our community around the pressing social issues of our times.

The Every 28 Hours Plays & Dialogue

Today, in the United States of America, black people are killed by police at a sharply higher rate than other Americans. We have trouble talking about it, let alone addressing it. We have to NOW.

The Every 28 Hours Plays is a collection of 76 one-minute plays, by a diverse range of playwrights, responding to the crisis of state-sanctioned violence against Black people and all people of color in the United States of America. It is produced nationally by Calling-up Productions and Claudia Alick.

Locally, our goal is to produce these plays throughout the region in as many formats and venues as possible. Using a grass roots model, we are growing this project from the ground up; hoping to inspire more participation with each public engagement. The project is intended to promote dialogue, so we aspire to facilitate a dialogue after the plays whenever possible.

Climate Change Action Theatre • Lighting The Way Festival

We are participating in this International Festival of Short Climate Change Plays to coincide with the 2019 Santiago Climate Change Conference (COP25), the international meeting where world leaders gather to discuss ways to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Throughout the Fall we will be showing up on campus and in the community to bring to inspire urgent action to save our home from Climate Collapse.
  • Our first engagement will be a series of actions leading up to the September 20th Global Climate Strike.
  • Our Fall programs will culminate with a festival of selected short plays in connection with our Theatre Season production of Sila (The Arctic Cycle) by Chantal Bilodeau, a founder of the Climate Change Action Theatre


Social Justice Theatre Project – Next Meeting

Our next meeting will be this Friday, September 13 at 7PM in PAC 127.  Our primary focus will be preparing a few of the short climate plays to take to the streets next week with the goal of building awareness of the GLOBAL CLIMATE STRIKE from September 20-27.

We will also welcome some new participants from the CSUSM Theatre Program, who are working on The Every 28 Hours Plays.


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Every 28 Hours Plays Launches into New Year

Even before the beginning of the semester, we have presented the plays at two events with a great response.

Several plays were presented at Mira Costa College’s Cultural Competency Conference.  One respondent wrote :

Just a quick thank you for today’s 28 Hours performance. So powerful. So important. I want my students to see all 76 stories. I’m at all three schools—MiraCosta, Palomar, and CSUSM—and hope that we will be privileged enough to see full length performances at one or all of these campuses.

At Palomar we presented a playlist of 19 plays followed by a quick, directed, solution oriented dialogue for a small breakout session of the All Campus Plenary.  Audience surveys described the experience as:

Powerful, moving and impactful. • Informative and passionate • Insightful and inspirational

We are in the process of building our acting pool and planning more events.  Stay tuned for more information