Every 28 Hours One-Minute Play Festival

Phase One Oct 20-24, St. Louis County

A Real Life Superhero

Bree Newsome became an Internet and media sensation when she did what many were longing to do but didn’t dare. She scaled a flagpole outside South Carolina's statehouse and brought the flag down, while police officers waited to arrest her below.

Every 28 Hours One-Minute Play Festival

Coming soon across the nation! Oct 20-24!

What is The Ferguson Moment?

We call on artists across the nation to share their responses to the oppression, violence, and resistance to racially motivated police brutality


Marcia Chatelain, an assistant professor in the Department of History, created the #FergusonSyllabus in response to recent events in Ferguson, Missouri.

Friday, April 3, 2015


From: Shared to Facebook Ferguson moment group 

"Responding to tragic events surrounding Eric Garner, Michael Brown and Ferguson last December and searching through our nation's past, Marcus Gardley wrote a historical parable - AN ISSUE OF BLOOD. The world premiere of his hot blooded Lorca redux starts previews at Victory Gardens Theater tonight. Come by and check out this passionate new play set against the backdrop of the first slave rebellion in colonial Virginia in 1676." Chey Yew

World Premiere
An Issue of Blood
April 3 – May 3, 2015
by Ensemble Playwright Marcus Gardley | directed by Chay Yew
It’s 1676 in Virginia – a time when class, not color, defined an American’s destiny. ​H​istoric figure and wealthy landowner Negro Mary​​ believes a vile curse has been cast upon her family and land. But her plans to break the curse are thwarted by a secret wedding, an interracial love triangle, and a crime of passion. Can Mary cheat fate and change the course of history? Or will ​their lives end in ​​division and destruction? In An Issue of Blood, Victory Gardens Ensemble playwright Marcus Gardley and Artistic Director Chay Yew (​​The Gospel of Lovingkindness) look to a pivotal moment in our collective past to understand how we arrived in our tumultuous present.

Source: http://victorygardens.org/our-season/an-issue-of-blood/

La Pieta Action: Remembering the sorrow of losing a loved one to state violence

The image of Mary cradling a dead Jesus is an iconic one. It speaks to a Mother's loss and the tears that are shed when a son or daughter life is cut short. All across this country parents are grieving because of state sanctioned violence. Mike Brown, Kajime Powell, Ayana Jones and Tamir Rice were all killed by the police. NONE of their killers have been brought to justice but rather have been protected by a police shield. This will not stand. Join the Artivists & Mothers Against Senseless Killing and help us reclaim Holy week by taking a stand against police violence on Holy Friday.

Contact: @ArtivistsSTL
Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/1565827280364529/
Direct Action, Ferguson-STL, Good Friday
#ReclaimHolyWeek, #Ferguson, #STL

Source: http://www.holyweekofresistance.net/calendar/2015/4/3/la-pieta-action-remembering-the-sorrow-of-losing-a-loved-one-to-state-violence