This performance is only made possible by the strength of our people. Crossroads4Hope is humbly asking you no matter where you are in your cancer journey to share the untold story inside you. 

The Power of Storytelling

It all starts with one. 

By sharing your experiences and submitting your story, you have the power to inspire others to share theirs too, together making a difference in the lives of those listening. 

Every story has powerful moments that can be relatable, inspiring, and for the writer, liberating. Embrace the healing effects of storytelling by crafting a narrative that reflects your experiences and serves as a beacon of hope to those who may feel alone.

We are inviting submissions from individuals at every stage of the cancer experience. Whether you are a person with cancer, survivor, caregiver, or bereaved loved one, we value the diversity of our writers and welcome submissions from all agesĀ and skill levels.

Need Inspiration?

Sharing your experience with cancer may seem overwhelming.
Click below for some previous submissions to help get you started.

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Still stuck? Try answering some sample questions that pertain to your cancer journey.

Submission Details:

Deadline to submit is Friday, September 6th, 2024
Please submit to
All forms of writing are accepted, including but not limited to:
poetry, monologues, scenes, song lyrics, and flash fiction.
Written submissions can be any length as you so choose, but please do not exceed 2 pages.
Please feel free to include any photos alongside your submission.
All video submissions are accepted in MP4 format, not to exceed 3 minutes.

We are honored to provide this platform for you to share your untold story,
and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making this experience possible.

*Please note, we cannot promise every submission will be used, or in it's entirety.

What's Next?

After all submissions are received, McCarter Theatre Center will compile excerpts from all stories to create a short script encompassing the cancer experience. This will be performed by professional actors with a talkback about the creative experience after the performance concludes.