Thursday, October 22, 2015

1-Minute Play Festival Tackles Race, Police Brutality

The TakeAway with John Hockenberry PRODUCED BY: Kristen Meinzer
The show is a co-production of WNYC Radio and Public Radio International, in collaboration with The New York Times and WGBH Boston.


Playwrights from around the country are gathering in Ferguson, Missouri this week to create a series of one-minute plays about police violence and the African-American community. The theater project is called “Every 28 Hours,” which comes from a much talked about and much disputed estimate of police shooting statistics that says a black person is killed by a police bullet every 28 hours. "Every 28 Hours" is being co-produced by the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and New York’s One-Minute Play Festival, in cooperation from many of the nation's top theaters. The "28 Hours" festival, which begins this weekend in St. Louis, is co-produced by Claudia Alick, the associate producer of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. She discusses the project here. What you'll learn from this segment: How a one minute play can delve into something as serious as police brutality and misconduct. How the festival was designed and how the plays were chosen. What an audience member will see when they attend the festival. Listen to the interview Here

http://www.thetakeaway.org/story/28-hours-fact-and-festival/

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