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

Resources

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

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Ping Chong Company

Every 28 Hours is working with theaters all over the country. We're excited to be collaborating with Ping Chong + Company from New York, NY.

Ping Chong + Company produces theatrical works addressing the important cultural and civic issues of our times, striving to reach the widest audiences with the greatest level of artistic innovation and social integrity. The company was founded in 1975 by leading theatrical innovator Ping Chong with a mission to create works of theater and art that explore the intersections of race, culture, history, art, media and technology in the modern world. Today, Ping Chong + Company produces original works by a close-knit ensemble of affiliated artists, under the artistic leadership of Ping Chong. Productions range from intimate oral history projects to grand scale cinematic multidisciplinary productions featuring puppets, performers, and full music and projection scores. The art reveals beauty, precision, and a commitment to social justice.

www.pingchong.org/




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Voices United

Every 28 Hours is working with theaters all over the country. We're excited to be collaborating with Voices United from Miami, FL.

Voices United is a non-profit organization that fosters cross-cultural understanding and youth action through creative expression, empowering our youth to become tolerant and caring leaders for a better future. Voices United empowers multi-cultural youth to transform hatred into understanding, prejudice into respect, violence into peaceful collaboration, and cynicism into hope.

Voices United, formerly Peace Child Miami, was created in 1989 by 17 year old Katie Christie, a high school senior at Miami’s New World School of the Arts. After traveling to the Soviet Union for a Peace Child arts exchange program, Christie noticed that young people of different races and cultures did not get along or respect each other’s differences.

She also felt that young people faced a multitude of problems without any way to address their concerns. To respond to these challenges, Christie created Voices United to give the young people of Miami a voice. The impact of that voice has been tremendous: over 800 youth from the Miami area have participated in performances seen by 20,000 people, bringing to light the concerns of today’s youth.

http://voicesunited.org/voicesunited/



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Steppenwolf Theater Company

Every 28 Hours is working with theaters all over the country. We're excited to be collaborating with Steppenwolf Theater Company from Chicago, IL. Thanks to Gretta Honold.



The Steppenwolf ensemble first began performing in the mid-1970s in the basement of a Highland Park, IL church, the ambitious brainchild of three high school and college friends: Jeff Perry, Terry Kinney and Gary Sinise. Fast forward some 35 years and counting and the Steppenwolf Theatre Company has become the nation’s premier ensemble theater—redefining the landscape of acting and performance. The ensemble has grown to 44 members who represent a remarkable generation of actors, directors and playwrights. Thrilling, powerful, groundbreaking productions from Balm in Gilead and Grapes of Wrath to August: Osage County—and accolades that included the National Medal of Arts and twelve Tony® Awards—have made the theater legendary. Steppenwolf’s artistic force remains rooted in the original vision of its founders: an artist-driven theater, whose vitality is defined by its sharp appetite for groundbreaking, innovative work.

Steppenwolf operates as a not-for-profit organization relying on community support to produce or presents up to 16 plays and nearly 700 performances, readings and other events every year on our three stages. The theater’s artistic and educational programs draw a multi-generational audience of nearly 200,000 from the greater metropolitan Chicago area, while our impact reaches well beyond this region with productions that tour nationally and internationally.

https://www.steppenwolf.org/


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Friday, August 14, 2015

Salvage Vanguard Theater

Every 28 Hours is working with theaters all over the country. We're excited to be collaborating with Salvage Vanguard Theater from Austin, TX. Thanks to Jenny Larson.



Salvage Vanguard Theater is a nonprofit arts organization located in Austin, Texas, committed to fostering a dynamic exchange between visionary artists and audiences new to their work. To that end, Salvage Vanguard Theater seeks to combine explosive energy with expert technique, creating forms that defy tradition and define new American theater. We are a hub for Austin artists, audiences, and arts organizations, SVT creates and presents transformative high-quality artistic experiences that foster experimentation and conversation.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Know Theatre

Every 28 Hours is working with theaters all over the country. We're excited to be collaborating with Know Theatre from Cincinnati, OH. Thanks to Andrew Hungerford for his help.


An Artistic Playground
Our goal is to create an artistic playground where artists and audiences can come together to produce and experience work that could not be done anywhere else.

Mainstage Programming
Know produces premiere, visually inventive works that fully explore the essence of what live theatre can be. We are committed to producing works that contain voices that are traditionally underrepresented on stages regionally and nationally. As a company, our goal is gender parity in the playwrights we produce as well as in the makeup of our artistic teams. Despite our small budget, we strive to produce the highest quality artistic work possible that engages audiences on visceral and intellectual levels.

The Jackson Street Market
In order to leverage our resources to the benefit of the larger community, Know Theatre launched the Jackson Street Market program in August 2010. The Market creates opportunities for artists by providing them with logistical support, resources, space and eventually financial support for their own projects. Know Theatre does not create Market programming, but rather it seeks artist collaborators who have ideas, passion, and motivation but need the kind of support resources that Know Theatre has readily available.

http://knowtheatre.com/



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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

The Team

Every 28 Hours is working with theaters all over the country. We're excited to be collaborating with The Team from Brooklyn, NY. Thanks to Manda Martin for her help.



The TEAM is a Brooklyn-based ensemble dedicated to creating new work about the experience of living in America today.  Once described as “Gertrude Stein meets MTV,” the TEAM’s work crashes American history and mythology into modern stories to illuminate the current moment. We combine aggressive athleticism with emotional performances and intellectual rigor, keeping the brain, eyes and heart of the audience constantly stimulated.

The company was founded in 2004 by a group of 6 NYU alumni, and has since grown to 14 core members and a continually expanding group of associate artists. We devise plays by examining a wealth of material, ranging from existing texts (fiction, theory, drama, etc.) to images taken from visual art and film, and then combining that research with original writing and staging.
To date, we have created and toured 9 works nationally and internationally. The TEAM has performed all over New York (including the Public Theater, PS122, and the Ohio Theatre); nationally (including the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, and the A.R.T. in Cambridge); and internationally (including London’s National Theatre, Barbican Centre, Almeida Theatre, and Battersea Arts Centre; Edinburgh’s Traverse Theatre; Lisbon’s Culturgest; the Salzburg Festival; the Perth International Arts Festival; and the Hong Kong Arts Festival).
We are four-time winners of the Scotsman Fringe First Award, Winner 2011 Edinburgh International Festival Fringe Prize, 2011 Herald Angel, 2008 Edinburgh Total Theatre Award, Best Production Dublin Fringe 2007, and were nominated for a 2012 Drama League Award for Outstanding Musical. We were recently cited on “Best of 2013″ lists on 3 continents, and are a recipient of the American Theatre Wing’s 2014 National Theatre Company Grant.

The TEAM is Jessica Almasy, Frank Boyd, Rachel Chavkin, Stephanie Douglass, Jill Frutkin, Brian Hastert, Jake Heinrichs, Matt Hubbs, Libby King, Ian Lassiter, Jake Margolin, Dave Polato, Kristen Sieh, and Nick Vaughan.

Artistic Director: Rachel Chavkin
Producing Director: Manda Martin
General Manager: Lucy Jackson


Monday, August 10, 2015

Trinity Repertory Company

Every 28 Hours is working with theaters all over the country. We're excited to be collaborating with Trinity Repertory Company from Rhode Island. Thanks to Rebecca Noon for her work on this project.


Rhode Island's State Theater.

Since its founding in 1963, Trinity Repertory Company has been one of the most respected regional theaters in the country. Featuring one of the last long-standing resident acting companies in America, Trinity Rep presents a balance of world premiere, contemporary, and classic works for an estimated annual audience of 120,000.
Over the past fifty years, the theater has produced a number of celebrated world premieres, mounted national and international tours, trained hundreds of new actors and directors through its MFA programs (now in association with Brown University) and has consistently been a pioneer in arts education for people of all ages and abilities.

Since 1973, Trinity Rep's home has been the Lederer Theater Center, a historic landmark built as the Majestic Theatre in 1917. With an annual budget of $7.4 million, the theater employs over 100 artistic and administrative staff and annually generates nearly $12 million in economic activity. In 1981 it won the Regional Theatre Tony Award, and in 2014 it was named the State Theater of Rhode Island.

https://www.trinityrep.com