Thursday, October 8, 2015

Trinity Rep to Host Every 28 Hours Launch, 10/26

Trinity Rep invites the public to a kick-off performance of the nationwide theater initiative, Every 28 Hours, on Monday, October 26, 2015. The project responds to the statistic that every 28 hours, a black person is killed by police. Following a week-long workshop in St. Louis, Missouri with playwrights from around the country, the first public reading of up to 90 one-minute plays resulting from the workshop will be held in Trinity Rep's Dowling Theater on Monday, October 26, 2015 at 7pm. The event is free and open to the public.

"When I first heard about Every 28 Hours, I knew it was a conversation I wanted to bring to Providence and Trinity Rep," says community engagement coordinator Rebecca Noon. "The activist community in Rhode Island has been present and vocal in the face of the national #blacklivesmatter movement. We need to open the city's public spaces to engage in this big conversation. Every 28 Hours promises to be one of those nights where art connects people around a life and death matter."

Resident acting company member Joe Wilson, Jr. will attend the workshop in St. Louis as a representative of Trinity Rep, and will spearhead the Trinity Rep performance. The readings will feature a wide range of local actors of all ages, races and experiences. Wilson will facilitate a conversation following the performances, sharing his experience in St. Louis, and opening the floor for a larger discussion with artists and audience.

read more here: http://www.broadwayworld.com/rhode-island/article/Trinity-Rep-to-Host-Every-28-Hours-Launch-1026-20151008

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