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 24, 2015

Actors quit L.A. 'Ferguson' play, question writer's motives

It felt like the purpose of the piece was to show, 'Of course he was not indicted -- here's why.'
Philip Casnoff, former 'Ferguson' cast member

Director Nick DeGruccio discusses the play "Ferguson," by Phelim McAleer, with actors during rehearsal. Some cast members have quit in protest over the play's depiction of Michael Brown's shooting by a Missouri police officer. (Matt Pearce / Los Angeles Times)
Veteran actor Philip Casnoff hadn't read the full script yet when he arrived for the first rehearsal of "Ferguson," a play chronicling the shooting of Michael Brown by a Missouri police officer.

Casnoff thought he knew what the play, set for a four-day staged reading starting Sunday at the Odyssey Theater, would be about: the wilderness of testimony the grand jury navigated while investigating the day Officer Darren Wilson fatally shot the unarmed 18-year-old. Casnoff presumed a variety of viewpoints, the fog of truth.

Then he read the script, which tells the story that Brown didn't have his hands up and that he charged at Wilson.  Now, in a case of art imitating life, the play is experiencing the kind of ill will and mistrust that erupted from the city it attempts to portray. Part of the 13-member cast is in revolt — Casnoff and four others have quit — as the playwright and actors are locked in a fundamental disagreement over how to tell the story of Brown's death.--by Matt Pearce

Read more here: http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-ferguson-play-20150423-story.html

Thursday, April 23, 2015

"Fire this Time" #‎Ferguson‬ Film Phillip Johnson

Please take three minutes to hear about my ‪#‎Ferguson‬ Film "Fire this Time" Phillip Johnson

Fire this Time - a #Ferguson Film from Stlfilmmaker on Vimeo.

Source: https://vimeo.com/125533411

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

“La Policia” Kap G

Mexican-American rapper Kap G is back with the official remix for his “La Policia” featuring T.I. and David Banner. He explains the record.

“I wrote this song two years ago, out of frustration from being pulled over for no reason after leaving a studio session. I didn’t think much about who would hear this song when I recorded it, I just knew that this feeling was too painful and demeaning to not speak on it. I felt, as a young Mexican American writer, artist, and youngin, that it was my responsibility to give a voice to this feeling that sooo many young minorities were dealing with.”

Listen to the song at http://rapdose.com/2015/04/09/kap-g-la-policia-remix-feat-t-i-david-banner#j1x0ylWdvYdIS5iy.99